mtvioa

Department of Organization

Morten Thanning
Vendelø
Professor with special responsibilities
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ph.d


Room: KIL/14.A-4.70
Tel:
+4538152990
E-mail: mtv.ioa@cbs.dk
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Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • Breakdown and Recreation of Meaning in Organizations
  • Crisis Management
  • Crowd Safety Management
  • Improvisation in Organizations
  • Management of Innovation
  • Organizational Learning and Adaptation
  • Sensemaking and Sensegiving in Organizations


 

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Presentation

Organizational learning and adaptation are running themes in my research focusing on; a) sensemaking and sensegiving in organizations, as exemplified in my research on crowd safety management, and b) organizational improvisation. Another research interest is innovation and knowledge processes in organizations. This research formed the basis for my position as lead-developer of the executive program - Master in Leadership and Innovation in Complex Systems (LAICS), which took off in 2006.

I am the co-founder and CBS-coordinator of Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE), established in the autumn of 2012, in collaboration between Copenhagen Business School and University of Copenhagen.

From September 1. to November 30., my office hours are Wednesday from 2 pm. to 4 pm. This will usually also be the hours where I answer incoming mails regarding administrative issues and handled inquiries about supervision.

Courses

2017 -
Crisis Management, CBS Global Executive MBA program
2012 -
Perspectives in Organizational Analysis. Doctoral School of Organization and Management Studies.
2006 -
Organization and Environment. B.Sc. program in Business Administration and Psychology.
2006 -
Creating Space for Innovation. Master in Leadership and Innovation in Complex Systems.

Supervision

PhD supervision:

2016-

Signe Bruskin (Per Darmer act as primary supervisor) Project title: Making Sense of Organizational Change.

2016-

Katharina Christiane Jeschke (Pete Kiness and Johnny Dyreborg, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, act as secondary supervisors) Project title: Safety Cultures in Organizations: How the Management influence Safety in Construction Industry.

2011-2015:
Michael Simon Nixon (John Sahl Andersen, University of Copenhagen, acted as primary supervisor). Thesis title: Organising Medication Discontinuation – The Decision Making Processes of GPs when Discontinuing Statins. Thesis defended February 6th 2015.

2010-2014:
Peter Holm Jacobsen (Erik Axel, Roskilde University, acted as primary supervisor). Thesis title: Situated Learning in Design Projects - An Ethnographic Study of a Process Competition at Carlsberg. Thesis defended February 7th 2014.

2008-2010:
Christine Secher (Peter Kjær acted as secondary supervisor). Thesis title: E-participation in Practice – the politicians’ and the administrators’ co-construction and its consequences. Thesis defended February 4. 2010.

2004-2008:
Frederikke Krogh-Meibom (Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen acted as secondary supervisor). Thesis title: The Co-Evolution of Institutions and Technology – A Neo-Institutional Understanding of Change Processes within the Business Press - the Case of Financial Times. Thesis defended on December 22. 2008.

2002–2004:
Annemette Leonhardt Kjærgaard (Niels Bjørn-Andersen acted as secondary supervisor). Thesis title: Knowledge Management as Internal Corporate Venturing – a Field Study of the Rise and Fall of a Bottom-Up Process. Thesis defended on May 11. 2004.

Selected publications
  • Constantiou, I., Shollo, A., & Vendelø, M. T. (2016) Making Space for Intuition in Decision Making: The Case of Project Prioritization. In: K. J. Sund, R. J. Galavan & A. S. Huff (eds.) Uncertainty and Strategic Decision Making, New Horizons in Managerial & Organizational Cognition Series. Bingley: Emerald, pp. 147-169.

  • Vendelø, M. T. (2016) Storytelling. In: C. E. Carroll (ed.) The Sage Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 810-814.

  • Vendelø, M. T. (2016) Disasters in the Sensemaking Perspective: The Præstø Fjord Accident. In: R. Dahlberg, O. Rubin and M. T. Vendelø (eds.) Disaster Research – Multi-disciplinary and International Perspectives. Routledge Humanitarian Studies Series. London: Routledge, pp. 177-188.
  • Leybourne, S., Lynn, G., and Vendelø, M. T. (2014) Forms, Metaphors and Themes: An Introduction to the Special Issue on Organizational Improvisation. Creativity & Innovation Management, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 353-358.
  • Vendelø, M. T. and Rerup C. (2011) Sensegiving and Crowd Safety after the Pearl Jam Concert Accident. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, August 12. – 16., pp. 1-37.
  • Vendelø, M. T. (2009) Improvisation and Learning in Organizations – an opportunity for future empirical research. Management Learning, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 449-456.
  • Vendelø, M. T., and Rerup, C., (2009) Weak Cues and Attentional Triangulation: The Pearl Jam Concert at Roskilde Festival. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, August 7. - 11. 2009. Chicago, Illinois, pp. 1-38.
  • Vendelø, M. T. (2008) Review of: Organization at the Limit: Lessons from the Columbia Disaster, by W. H. Starbuck and M. Farjoun (eds.). Oxford: Blackwell, 2005. Management Learning, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 361-368.
  • Augier, M., Shariq, S. Z., and Vendelø, M. T. (2001) Understanding Context: Its Emergence, Transformation and Role in Tacit Knowledge Sharing. Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 125-136. (Received Highly Commended Paper Award from Emerald Literati Club in 2002)
  • Augier, M., and Vendelø, M. T. (1999) Networks, Cognition and Management of Tacit Knowledge. Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 252-261. (Received Outstanding Paper Award from Emerald Literati Club in 2000)
  • Vendelø, M. T. (1998) Narrating Corporate Reputation: Becoming Legitimate Through Storytelling. International Studies of Management & Organization, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 120-137.

Full list of publications

Publications List
Publications & dissemination
2017
Ioanna Constantiou; Arisa Shollo; Kristian Kreiner; Morten Thanning Vendelø / Digitization in Maritime Industry : Coping with a Vessel's Engine Failure.
In: ECIS 2017 ProceedingsAtlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2017, p. 1663-1677 (Proceedings / European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Vol. 2017)
Article in proceedings
2016
Olivier Rubin; Rasmus Dahlberg; Morten Thanning Vendelø / Disaster Research : An Introduction.
In: Disaster Research: Multidisciplinary and International Perspectives. . ed. /Rasmus Dahlberg; Olivier Rubin; Morten Thanning Vendelø. Abingdon : Routledge 2016, p. 1-17 (Routledge Humanitarian Studies)
Book chapter
Rasmus Dahlberg (Editor) ; Olivier Rubin (Editor) ; Morten Thanning Vendelø (Editor) / Disaster Research : Multidisciplinary and International Perspectives.
Abingdon : Routledge 2016, 256 p. (Routledge Humanitarian Studies)
Anthology
Morten Thanning Vendelø / Disasters in a Sensemaking Perspective : The Præstø Fjord Accident.
In: Disaster Research: Multidisciplinary and International Perspectives. . ed. /Rasmus Dahlberg; Olivier Rubin; Morten Thanning Vendelø. Abingdon : Routledge 2016, p. 176-188 (Routledge Humanitarian Studies)
Book chapter
Rasmus Dahlberg; Olivier Rubin; Morten Thanning Vendelø / Epilogue
In: Disaster Research: Multidisciplinary and International Perspectives. . ed. /Rasmus Dahlberg; Olivier Rubin; Morten Thanning Vendelø. Abingdon : Routledge 2016, p. 240-245 (Routledge Humanitarian Studies)
Book chapter
Michael Simon Nixon; Morten Thanning Vendelø / General Practitioners’ Decisions about Discontinuation of Medication : An Explorative Study.
In: Journal of Health, Organization and Management, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2016, p. 565-580
Journal article
Ioanna D. Constantiou; Arisa Shollo; Morten Thanning Vendelø / Making Space for Intuition in Decision-Making : The Case of Project Prioritization.
In: Uncertainty and Strategic Decision Making. ed. /Kristian J. Sund; Robert J. Galavan; Anne Sigismund Huff. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2016, p. 147-169 (New Horizons on Managerial and Organisational Cognition, Vol. 1)
Book chapter
Morten Thanning Vendelø / Storytelling
In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation. ed. /Craig E. Carroll. Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications, Incorporated 2016, p. 811-814
Encyclopedia chapter
2015
Annemette Kjærgaard; Morten Thanning Vendelø / The Role of Theory Adaptation in the Making of a Reference Discipline
In: Information and Organization, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2015, p. 137-149
Journal article
2014
Peter Kjær; Morten Thanning Vendelø / Beslutningsteori
In: Klassisk og moderne organisationsteori. ed. /Signe Vikkelsø; Peter Kjær. København : Hans Reitzel 2014, p. 91-114
Book chapter
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Administrative tasks
  • Member of Board of Directors for Nordic Academy of Management
  • Member of Expert Panel for Business Administration, The Danish Bibliometric Research Indicator
  • Member of the Steering Committee for Master in Leadership and Innovation in Complex Systems (LAICS)
  • Member of International Editorial Board for Management Learning
  • Member of Editorial Board for Scandinavian Journal of Management
  • Ph.D.-Coordinator at Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School
  • Coordinator of Organization & Management course in the B.Sc. program in Business Administration and Management Science, Copenhagen Business School
  • Coordinator of Elective Courses offered by Department of Organization in the B.Sc. program in Economics and Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School

Chairman and member of assessment committees for Ph.D.-stipends, assistant- and associate professorships, and Ph.D.-dissertations at: Babson College, Brunel University, Copenhagen Business School, Technical University of Denmark, Universiti Putra Malaysia (Graduate School of Management), University of Edinburgh (Business School), University of Southern Denmark, and University of Aarhus (School of Education and Aarhus School of Business).