Department of Organization

  • Pro&Con - Project Studies Group
Associate professor
PhD, Vice Head of Department, Teaching Coordinator

Room: KIL/14.A-4.53
CBS: +45 4185 2447, Private: +45 6130 4215
E-mail: lj.ioa@cbs.dk
Lise Justesen

I have a master degree in philosophy from Copenhagen University and a PhD from the Doctoral School of Technologies of Management, CBS. My research interests concern the interplay between accounting and organizing, different kinds of management and organizational technologies, accountabilities and calculative practices across various sectors. Theoretically, I’m particularly interested in actor-network theory. Currently, I’m working on a research project digitalization in the public sector.

Primary research areas
  • Accounting and organizations
  • Technologies of management and organizations
  • Digitization in public sector organizations
  • Accountability
  • Actor-Network Theory
  • Qualitative methods


Curriculum Vitae
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  • Course Coordinator and teacher at Samfundsvidenskabelig Metode, Master of Public Governance
  • Course Coordinator and teacher at Digitalisering, Organisering og Ledelse, Master of Public Governance

PhD supervision

Louise Jørring, Department of Organization, CBS (primary supervisor) (currently)

Cecilie Kampmann, Department of Organization, CBS (secondary supervisor) (currently)

Thomas Burø, Department of Organization, CBS (secondary supervisor) (graduated 2020)

Maibrith Kempka Jensen, Department of Organization, CBS (primary supervisor) (graduated 2020)

Ida Schrøder, Department of Operation Management, CBS (secondary supervisor) (graduated 2018)

Fabian Müller, Department of Organization, CBS (primary supervisor) (graduated 2018)

Annemarie Damkjer, Department of Psychology, Copenhagen University (secondary supervisor) (graduated 2017)

Jacob Brogaard-Kay, Department of Organization, CBS (primary supervisor) (graduated 2015)

Marie Henriette Madsen, Department of Organization, CBS (secondary supervisor) (graduated 2015)

Selected publications

Plesner, U., Justesen, L. and Glerup, C. (2018). The transformation of work in digitized public sector organizations.  Journal of Organizational Change Management, 31(5): 1176-1190.

Justesen, L. and Plesner, U. (2018). Fra skøn til algoritme: Digitaliseringsklar lovgivning og automatisering af administrativ sagsbehandling. Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv 20(3): 9-23.

Georg, S. and Justesen, L. (2017). Counting to zero: Accounting for a green building. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 30(5): 1065-1081.

Kornberger, M., Justesen, L., Koed Madsen, A. and Mouritsen, J. (eds.). (2015) Making things Valuable. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kornberger, M., Justesen, L. and Mouritsen, J. (2011) “ ‘When you make manager, we put a big mountain in front of you’: An Ethnography of Managers in a Big 4 Accounting Firm”. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 38(8): 514-533.

Justesen, L. and Mouritsen, J. (2011). Effects of Actor-Network Theory in Accounting Research. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 24(2): 161-193


Publications sorted by:
Ursula Plesner; Lise Justesen / Digitalize and Deny : Pluralistic Collective Ignorance in an Algortihmic Profiling Project.
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, 2022
Journal article > peer review
Frank Meier; Lise Justesen; Ursula Plesner / Extending Hope : The Communicative Constitution of Project Promises in AI Projects.
Paper presented at 38th EGOS Colloquium 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
Lise Justesen; Ursula Plesner / Keeping Invisible Work in Sight : Imperfect Business Case Calculations, Partial Accounts, and the Values of Stupid Robots.
Paper presented at 38th EGOS Colloquium 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
Frank Meier; Lise Justesen / Ledelsesarbejde i offentlige AI-projekter mellem teknologisk håb og organisatorisk virkeliggørelse
In: Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2022, p. 58-71
Journal article > peer review
Ursula Plesner; Lise Justesen / The Double Darkness of Digitalization : Shaping Digital-ready Legislation to Reshape the Conditions for Public-sector Digitalization.
In: Science, Technology & Human Values, Vol. 47, No. 1, 1.2022, p. 146-173
Journal article > peer review
Ursula Plesner; Lise Justesen / Digitalize and Deny : Pluralistic Collective Ignorance in an Algorithmic Profiling Project.
Paper presented at 37th EGOS Colloquium 2021, 2021
Paper > peer review
Till J. Winkler; Simon Krogh; Ursula Plesner; Lise Justesen; Tina Blegind Jensen / A Real “Killer” Application? : Organization-system Misfits of the Danish Health Platform.
In: Proceedings of the 41st International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). ed. /Joey George; Souren Paul; Rahul De'; Elena Karahanna; Suprateek Sarker; Gal Oestreicher-Singer. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2020 (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Lise Justesen / Actor-network Theory as Analytical Approach
In: Qualitative Analysis: Eight Approaches for the Social Sciences. . ed. /Margaretha Järvinen; Nanna Mik-Meyer. London : SAGE Publications 2020, p. 329-343
Book chapter > peer review
Lise Justesen; Ursula Plesner; Cecilie Glerup / Arbejdets forandring i digitaliserede offentlige organisationer
In: Digitalisering i offentlig forvaltning. ed. /Jesper Hundebøl; Anja Svejgaard Pors; Lars Hove Sørensen. Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2020, p. 151-164
Book chapter
Ursula Plesner; Lise Justesen / Managerial Work with Digitalization : A Multi-Sited Ethnographic Approach to Data and Data-Driven Management in Practice.
In: The Routledge Companion to Anthropology and Business. ed. /Raza Mir; Anne-Laure Fayard. New York : Routledge 2020, p. 258-277 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Marketing)
Book chapter > peer review
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