Department of Organization

PhD fellow

Room: KIL/14.A-4.50b

My research focuses on the factors that determinate innovation outcomes. I am interested in complex systems of innovation that is made up by private and public actors, stakeholders and governed by formal and informal institutions. My PhD focuses on the development of Smart City solutions and specifically the actors involved in supplying and demanding the innovations urban areas are in urgent need of to combat climate change and increased urbanization. I will be looking into various partnership models between cities and external actors, as well as investigating the role played by public procurement budgets in pushing the innovation development. The project is an Industrial PhD, which means I spend half of time at Copenhagen Solutions Lab, the City of Copenhagen’s Smart City governance unit. The PhD is part of the Innovation Fund’s call for Public Industrial PhD focusing on innovation in public organizations, furthermore it is partially funded by Realdania, who aim to support research into innovation in urban environments.  


Primary research areas
  • Systems of Innovation
  • Public Procurement for Innovation
  • Smart City
  • Public-Private Innovation Partnerships
  • Pre-Commercial Procurement
  • Mission-oriented Innovation
  • The Entrepreneurial State
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Lasse Bundgaard; Susana Borrás / City-wide Scale-up of Smart City Pilot Projects : Governance Conditions.
In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 172, 11.2021
Journal article > peer review
Lasse Bundgaard / Public Private Innovation Partnerships : Creating Public Value & Scaling Up Sustainable City Solutions.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2021, 300 p. (PhD Series, No. 25.2021)
Ph.D. thesis
Mike Cooray; Rikke Duus; Lasse Bundgaard / Connected Cities : Driving Digital Transformation in Complex Ecosystems.
In: The European Business Review, No. November/December, 2018, p. 67-72
Journal article
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