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; Morten Knudsen / Conditions for Reflexive Practices in Leadership Learning : The Regulating Role of a Socio-moral Order of Peer Interactions.
In: Management Learning, 19.3.2021
Journal article > peer review
Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen; Magnus Larsson / From Connecting Leaders to Connecting Leadership : A Study of Interaction.
In: The Connecting Leader: Serving Concurrently as a Leader and a Follower. . ed. /Zahira Jaser. Charlotte, NC : Information Age Publishing 2021, p. 155-190 (Leadership Horizons)
Book chapter > peer review
Magnus Larsson; Robert Holmberg / Taming the Survey : Managing the Employee Survey to Create Space for Change Oriented Leadership.
In: Journal of Change Management, 16.6.2021
Journal article > peer review
Morten Knudsen; Magnus Larsson / The Deep Organisation : The Organisational View in a Public Management and Leadership Development Programme.
In: Teaching Public Administration, 28.4.2021
Journal article > peer review
Magnus Larsson; Jonathan Clifton; Stephanie Schnurr / The Fallacy of Discrete Authentic Leader Behaviours : Locating Authentic Leadership in Interaction.
In: Leadership, Vol. 17, No. 4, 8.2021, p. 421-440
Journal article > 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, Vol. 58, No. 1, 1.2021, p. 3-30
Journal article > peer review
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
Jonathan Clifton; Magnus Larsson; Stephanie Schnurr / Leadership in Interaction : An Introduction to the Special Issue.
In: Leadership, Vol. 16, No. 5, 10.2020, p. 511-521
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
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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