Department of Organization

Professor emeritus

Room: KIL/14.A-4.57
morten ougaard
My main research interest is political aspects of globalization, especially business and global economic governance. 
Trained as a political scientist, my main interest for many years has been international political economy. I am interested both in macro-theories of the international system in a historical perspective, and in empirical analyses of selected aspects of the global political economy. 
In the second category I have inter alia published analyses of transnational power relations after the financial crisis, the G20 and infrastructure, US foreign policy, the OECD’s role in global governance, civil society engagement with the OECD, and the corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement. Theoretically I am particularly interested in historical perspectives on world order, and in the engagement between liberal and critical theories in International Political Economy, especially historical materialism.
I also take an interest in the philosophy of science, particularly the relatively neglected contributions from Adam Smith and Niels Bohr.
I was the founder of the Bachelor and Master of Science Programs in International Business and Politics at CBS and was their academic director 2005 -2012. 
Primary research areas
  • Post-Crisis global economic governance
  • Emerging economies in transnational economic governance
  • Business and global governance
  • Philosophy of science
Curriculum Vitae
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  • Rising Powers and International Business, Research Seminar in International Political Economy, MSc. IBP.
  • Applied International Political Economy, MSc. International Business and Politics.
  • Business and Global Governance, a course in the Master program Public Management and Social Development, Sino-Danish University Cooperation (SDC).


  • 2nd Year and Bachelor Projects in BSc. IBP program
  • MSc. Theses in MSc. IBP program
  • Free papers and internships in both programs
  • Master theses in the Public Management and Social Development program, SDC.


Selected publications
  • Ougaard, Morten 2018. ‘Why Transnational Class and State? A Response to Ian Taylor’. Alternatives, 43(1), 3–21.
  • Ougaard, Morten. 2016. "The Reconfiguration of the Transnational Power Bloc in the Crisis", European Journal of International Relations 22(2), 459-482.
  • Ougaard, Morten. 2015. "Erik Rasmussen, Niels Bohr og Værdirelativismen  - i Anledning af Kasper Lippert-Rasmussens bog om Erik Rasmussen." Politica 47 (4): 580-597.
  • Ougaard, Morten and Anna Leander, eds. 2010. Business and Global Governance. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.
  • Ougaard, Morten. 2004. Political Globalization. State, Power and Social Forces. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Ougaard, Palgrave Macmillan.


Publications List
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Morten Ougaard / Putin's War, the Global Correlation of Forces, and the Left's Dilemma
Paper presented at 12th Annual Conference in Political Economy, 2022
Morten Ougaard / Short and Long Term Prospects for Capitalism in Marx
Paper presented at Time and History in the Age of Capital, 2022
Morten Ougaard / Ukrainekrigen, de globale styrkeforhold og venstrefløjens dilemma
In: Kritisk Debat, 6.2022, p. 44-59
Journal article
Morten Ougaard / Samir Amin's Contribution to Historical Materialism
In: Review of African Political Economy, Vol. 47, No. 163, 3.2020, p. 144-152
Journal article > peer review
Morten Ougaard / The Transnational State and the Infrastructure Push
In: New Political Economy, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2018, p. 128-144
Journal article > peer review
Morten Ougaard / Why Transnational Class and State? : A Response to Ian Taylor.
In: Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2.2018, p. 3-21
Journal article > peer review
Morten Ougaard / Dengang og nu - i den lille og den store verden, herunder Afrika : Et essay.
In: Afrika: Festskrift til Johannes Andersen. . ed. /Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen; Henrik Kaare Nielsen. Gistrup : Den selvejende institution GRUS 2017, p. 29-40 (Grus, No. ∞, Vol. Særnummer)
Book chapter
Morten Ougaard / Historical Materialism and the Postcolonial Challenge to IR
Paper presented at The 5th Global International Studies Conference 2017, 2017
Morten Ougaard / The Transnational State and the Infrastructure Push
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2017, 29 p. (Working Paper / Department of Business and Politics, No. 93)
Working paper > peer review
Morten Ougaard / Transitions to and from(?) Neoliberalism
Paper presented at 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 2017
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