Department of Organization

Associate professor

Room: KIL/14.A-4.77
E-mail: lho.ioa@cbs.dk

Lotte Holck studies race, gender and social class inequality in the workplace and the labor force. Within this broader framework, Holck pursues a critical approach to HR management practices in relation to diversity and inclusion, Talent Management, and crisis management in different organizational and cultural settings. Holck applies longitudinal ethnographic studies using qualitative methodologies of participatory observations, interviews and interventions, with a particular interest in the role of affect (affective ethnography) and the body in ethnographic research.

Primary research areas

•    Organizational inequality, diversity and inclusion at the workplace
•    Human resource management and development
•    Organizational theory, identity, culture, socio-materiality and space, hierarchy, power and control in organizations
•    Engaged ethnography, case studies, interventions and action research, affective ethnography, the body and embodiment in ethnographic research

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Course coordinator  ‘Human Resource Development”, cand.soc. HRM, CBS
Course coordinator on ‘HDO HRM’, CBS
  • Master and BA supervision in  MSc Diversity & Change Management, Cand.Merc.Kom., MSc in Social Science in Service Management, MSc Business, Language and Culture, Cand.Soc Politisk Kommunikation og ledelse, Cand. Merc. SOL, Cand.soc. SEM, Cand. soc HRM, Cand Merc Erhvervsøkonomi og psykologi, MSc SLØK DO Innovation and Change Management, MA in International Marketing and Management, among others.
  • PhD supervision
Selected publications

Muhr, S.L, Holck, L. & Just, S. (2022). Ambiguous culture in Greenland Police: Proposing a multi-dimensional framework of organizational culture for HRM theory and practice. Human Resource Management Journal, DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12472

Plotnikof, M., Muhr, S. L., Holck, L., & Just, S. N. (2022). Repoliticizing diversity work? Exploring the performative potentials of norm‐critical activism. Gender, Work & Organization, 29(2), 466-485.

Romani, L., Zanoni, P., & Holck, L. (2021). Radicalizing diversity (research): Time to resume talking about class. Gender, Work & Organization, 28(1), 8-23.

Fleischmann, A., Holck, L., Liu, H., Muhr, S. L., & Murgia, A. (2022). Organizing solidarity in difference: Challenges, achievements, and emerging imaginaries. Organization, 29(2), 233-246.

Romani, L., Holck, L. and Risberg, A. (2019). Benevolent Discrimination: Explaining How Human Resources Professionals Can Be Blind to the Harm of Diversity Initiatives, Organization, 26(3), 371-390
Holck, L. (2018). Unequal by structure: Exploring the structural embeddedness of organizational diversity, Organization, 25(2), 242-259.
Holck, L. (2018). The affectivity of diversity: A researcher’s reflections on applying ‘useful’ research on workplace diversity, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 13(3), 218-234.

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Sara Louise Muhr; Lotte Holck; Sine Nørholm Just / Ambiguous Culture in Greenland Police : Proposing a Multi-dimensional Framework of Organizational Culture for Human Resource Management Theory and Practice.
In: Human Resource Management Journal, Vol. 32, No. 4, 11.2022, p. 826-843
Journal article > peer review
Lotte Holck; Sara Louise Muhr / From Institutionalized Othering to Disruptive Collaboration : A Postcolonial Analysis of the Police Force in Greenland.
In: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Vol. 41, No. 7, 2022, p. 993-1013
Journal article > peer review
Alexander Fleischmann; Lotte Holck; Helena Liu; Sara Louise Muhr; Annalisa Murgia / Organizing Solidarity in Difference : Challenges, Achievements, and Emerging Imaginaries.
In: Organization, Vol. 29, No. 2, 3.2022, p. 233-246
Journal article > peer review
Vedran Omanović; Emre Tarim; Lotte Holck / Practices of Organizing Migrants' Integration into the European Labour Market
In: European Management Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, 7.2022, p. 173-184
Journal article > peer review
Mie Plotnikof; Sara Louise Muhr; Lotte Holck; Sine Nørholm Just / Repoliticizing Diversity Work? : Exploring the Performative Potentials of Norm-critical Activism.
In: Gender, Work & Organization, Vol. 29, No. 2, 3.2022, p. 466-485
Journal article > peer review
Frans Bévort; Lotte Holck; Mette Mogensen / Critical Contextualized Studies of Human Resource Management
In: The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Approaches to Human Resource Management. ed. /Emma Parry; Michael J. Morley; Chris Brewster. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2021, p. 71-96 (Oxford Handbooks)
Book chapter > peer review
Lotte Holck; Iben Sandal Stjerne / Hårdkogt HR : Hvordan COVID-19-krisen udfordrer HR’s dobbeltrolle som ledelsens ’forlængede arm’ og plejer af medarbejdertrivsel .
In: Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2021, p. 41-56
Journal article > peer review
Laurence Romani; Patrizia Zanoni; Lotte Holck / Radicalizing Diversity (Research) : Time to Resume Talking about Class.
In: Gender, Work and Organization, Vol. 28, No. 1, 1.2021, p. 8-23
Journal article > peer review
Lotte Holck; Sara Louise Muhr; Florence Villeséche / Talent Management and Managing Diverse Talents
In: Contemporary Talent Management: A Research Companion . . ed. /Ibraiz Tarique. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, p. 55-71 (Routledge Research Companions in Business and Economics)
Book chapter > peer review
Laura Dobusch; Lotte Holck; Sara Louise Muhr / The Im-/Possibility of Hybrid Inclusion : Disrupting the ‘Happy Inclusion’ Story with the Case of the Greenlandic Police Force.
In: Organization, Vol. 28, No. 2, 3.2021, p. 311-333
Journal article > peer review
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Moving Global Talent, Work-Live-Stay, Vejle
Presentation on March 23 (1 hour incl Q&A)
Diversitet/Mangfoldighed i Talent Management er nøglen til succes, NOCA, presentation on February 25th 2021
COVID-19 i et HR perspektiv, NOCA, presentation on January 20th 2021
Coronakrisen som løftestang for mangfoldighedsarbejdet, Netværksmøde KVINFO, presentation on May 27th 2020
Institut for Menneskerettigheder
Workshops med ledelsesgruppe vedrørende strategisk HRM og interviews (som indspark til workshops)
Industrial PostDoc ISS Denmark cofounded by Innovation Foundation
PostDoc research