Department of Organization

Associate professor

Room: KIL/14.A-4.65
E-mail: lho.ioa@cbs.dk

My research is on the organization of work and collaboration in different organizational settings and cultural contexts. With this as a general framework, my research focuses on three major subjects: 1) human resource management (HRM) and development, pursuing a critical approach exploring the impact of demographic, professional and hierarchical differences related to HRM practices in organizations. 2) Organizational theory, including studies of collaboration and teamwork, organizational structure and form, power and control at the workplace, as well as socio-materiality and organizational space. 3) Finally, I apply longitudinal ethnographic studies using qualitative methodologies of participatory observations, interviews and interventions. 

Primary research areas
  • Human resource management and development
  • Organizational Theory, identity, culture, change and innovation, socio-materiality and space, dirty work
  • Organizational inequality, Diversity and CSR at the workplace
  • Leadership and middle management, collaboration and teams, power and control in organizations
  • Engaged ethnography, qualitative research, case studies, interventions and action research 


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  • Course coordinator and teacher ‘Organisationsteoretiske perspektiver på HRM’, cand.soc. HRM, CBS
  • Course coordinator and teacher ‘Diversity and CSR beyond Borders’, M.Sc. Business, Language and Culture, 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
  • Holck, L. (2018) ‘Unequal by structure:  Exploring the structural embeddedness of organizational diversity’ Organization, 25(2) 242-259.
  • Holck, L. (2016) ‘Spatially embedded inequality: Exploring structure, agency, and ethnic minority strategies to navigate organizational opportunity structures’, Personnel Review, Vol. 45(4): 643-662.
  • Holck, L. and Muhr, S.L. (2017) ‘Unequal solidarity? Towards a norm-critical approach to welfare logics’, Scandinavian Journal of Management, 33(1), 1-11.
  • 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.
  • Villeséche, F., Holck, L. and Muhr, S.L. (2018): Diversity and Identity in the Workplace: Connections and Perspectives. London Palgrave.
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Lotte Holck; Sara L. Muhr / Joanne Martin
In: Rethinking Culture, Organization and Management. ed. /Robert McMurray; Alison Pullen. Abingdon : Routledge 2020, p. 7-24 (Routledge Focus on Women Writers in Organization Studis )
Book chapter > peer review
Lotte Holck / Shifting the Care of Corporate Social Responsibility to Dynamics of Solidarity to Redress Workplace Inequality
In: Business Ethics and Care in Organizations. ed. /Marianna Fotaki; Gazi Islam; Anne Antoni. New York : Routledge 2020, p. 247-262 (Routledge Studies in Business Ethics)
Book chapter > peer review
Laurence Romani; Lotte Holck; Annette Risberg / Benevolent Discrimination : Explaining How Human Resources Professionals Can Be Blind to the Harm of Diversity Initiatives.
In: Organization, Vol. 26, No. 3, 5.2019, p. 371-390
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, 5.10.2019
Journal article > peer review
Lotte Holck / Affective Ethnography : Reflections on the Application of “Useful” Research on Workplace Diversity.
In: Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2018, p. 218-234
Journal article > peer review
Laurence Romani; Lotte Holck; Annette Risberg / Benevolent Discrimination : How HR Managers Reproduce Ethnic Discrimination with Diversity Initiative.
In: Proceedings of the Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2018, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Laurence Romani; Lotte Holck; Annette Risberg / Benevolent Discrimination : How HR Managers Reproduce Ethnic Discrimination with Diversity Initiative.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
Lotte Holck; Karina K. Andreasen / Diversity Brings New Talent into the Organisation
København : ISS World Services A/S 2018, 19 p. (ISS White Paper)
Working paper
Florence Villeseche; Sara Louise Muhr; Lotte Holck / Diversity and Identity in the Workplace : Connections and Perspectives.
Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2018, 107 p.
Book > peer review
Lotte Holck; Lotte Hjortlund Andersen / Superdiverse Teams Drive Well-being in the Workplace
København : ISS World Services A/S 2018, 11 p. (ISS White Paper)
Working paper
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