Department of Organization

Associate professor

Room: KIL/14.A-3.86

I am interested in how action is organized, and how organizing as well as organization is produced and accomplished through social interaction. I study leadership with a range of different methods, depending on what the specific research topic is, but I am specifically interested in exploring leadership in everyday organizational practice, and the role of leadership processes in innovation, change and development.
My teaching has focused on leadership, organization development and process consultation. More and more, I tend to focus on leadership, mostly with students’ own real life challenges as they are a central starting point.

Primary research areas


Leadership development


Ethnomethodology and conversation analysis

Curriculum Vitae
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Contemporary Leadership (at Executive MBA)

Reflexive Leadership (at Executive MBA)


PhD supervision in leadership related projects

Selected publications

Larsson, M., & Lundholm, S. E. (2013). Talking work in a bank: A study of organizing properties of leadership in work interactions. Human Relations, 66(8), 1101–1129.

Larsson, M., & Nielsen, M. F. (2017). The Risky Path to a Followership Identity: From Abstract Concept to Situated Reality. International Journal of Business Communication, 2329488417735648.

Holmberg, R., Larsson, M., & Bäckström, M. (2016). Developing leadership skills and resilience in turbulent times: A quasi-experimental evaluation study. Journal of Management Development, 35(2), 154–169.

Publications sorted by:
Magnus Larsson; Melissa Carsten; Morten Knudsen / Good Intentions Gone Awry : Investigating a Strategically Oriented MLD Program.
In: Journal of Management Development, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2020, p. 334-354
Journal article > peer review
Magnus Larsson; Robert Holmberg; Steve Kempster / ‘It’s the Organization that Is Wrong’ : Exploring Disengagement from Organizations through Leadership Development.
In: Leadership, Vol. 16, No. 2, 4.2020, p. 141-162
Journal article > peer review
Magnus Larsson; Frank Meier / Offentligt lederskab som interaktioner og relationer
In: Public Governance Research, Vol. 5, 2019, p. 1-20
Journal article > peer review
Magnus Larsson; Stephanie Schnurr; Jonathan Clifton / Leadership Special Issue Onleadership-in-interaction : Call for Papers.
In: Leadership, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2018, p. 134-136
Journal article
Magnus Larsson; Melissa Carsten; Morten Knudsen / Management and Leadership Development : Empowering Who to Do What?.
Abstract from The 17th International Studying Leadership Conference. ISLC 2018, 2018
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Magnus Larsson / Leadership in Interaction
In: The Routledge Companion to Leadership. ed. / John Storey; Jean Hartley; Jean-Louis Denis; Paul 't Hart; David Ulrich. New York : Routledge 2017, p. 173-193 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting)
Book chapter > peer review
Morten Knudsen; Magnus Larsson / Ledelsesudvikling : Trivielle maskiners performativitet.
In: Når teknologier holder mere, end de lover: Kritiske perspektiver på ledelse af velfærd. . ed. /Anders La Cour; Susanne Boch Waldorff; Holger Højlund. København : Nyt fra Samfundsvidenskaberne 2017, p. 65-88
Book chapter > peer review
Magnus Larsson; Mie Femø Nielsen / The Risky Path to a Followership Identity : From Abstract Concept to Situated Reality.
In: International Journal of Business Communication, 1.11.2017
Journal article > peer review
Robert Holmberg; Magnus Larsson; Martin Bäckström / Developing Leadership Skills and Resilience in Turbulent Times : A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation Study.
In: Journal of Management Development, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2016, p. 154-169
Journal article > peer review
Magnus Larsson; Susanne E. Lundholm / Talking Work in a Bank : A Study of Organizing Properties of Leadership in Work Interactions .
In: Human Relations, Vol. 66, No. 8, 8.2013, p. 1101-1129
Journal article > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities


Region Hovedstaden (via CBS Executive)

Udvikling af ledelsesgrupper


SKR (Sverige)

Ledelsesudvikling for offentlig sektor


Region Hovedstaden (via CBS Executive)
Udvilking af ledelsesgrupper

SKL (Sweden)
Ledelsesudvikling for offentlig sektor


Region Hovedstaden (via CBS Executive)

Udvilking af ledelsesgrupper


SKL (Sweden)

Ledelsesudvikling for offentlig sektor


MiL Institute (Sweden)

Åbent ledelsesudviklingsprogram (forskellige organisationer)


Roskilde Universitetscenter

Deltagelse i grupperelationskonference for studenter på Master in Psychology of Organizations