Department of Organization


Room: KIL/14.A-4.51
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E-mail: nmm.ioa@cbs.dk

My educational background is in anthropology (MA) and sociology (PhD) from the University of Copenhagen. I am chair of CBS’ Professors Associations and I hold two board memberships at the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) and at the Danish Center for Social Science Research (VIVE). In the department, I am the funding coordinator.

My main areas of research are identity work in organizations, career and gender in Academia, the sociology of professions and power, and qualitative methodology and analysis. My research interest in qualitative methodology and analysis has led to several books, the latest being the co-edited anthology Qualitative Analysis: Eight approaches for the social sciences (2020) (click here).

I have recently completed a research project on how bureaucratic principles, values of the market and norms of psychology influence the encounter between citizens and professionals in public organizations. This project has resulted in the book The power of citizens and professionals in welfare encounters: the influence of bureaucracy, market and psychology (click here) and a number of articles published in British Journal of Sociology (2019), Journal of Classical Sociology (2020) and Symbolic Interaction (2021).

I am currently working on a research project on career and gender in Academia together with prof. Margaretha Järvinen from Copenhagen University. We have just completed the first round of interviews with 100 associate professors and have begun the analytical work.

Primary research areas
  • Identities & Organization
  • Career and gender in Academia
  • Professions and Power
  • Micro Sociology
  • Qualitative Methodology and Analysis
Curriculum Vitae
Social media
Link to this homepage
  • Analysis of qualitative data (PhD)
  • Methdologies in Social Science (MPG)
  • A series of workshops for Master students at HRM and Cand merc psyk 

PhD Supervision:

  • Alexandrina Schmidt (Department of Organization, CBS) (ongoing)
  • Anne Bitsch, (Center for Gender Research, University of Oslo) (completed)
  • Maria Bøgeskov (Department of Sociology, Copenhagen University/SFI) (completed in 2018)
  • Maya Christiane Flensborg Jensen (Department of Organization, CBS) (completed in 2017)
  • Ida Helene Asmussen (Faculty of Law, Copenhagen University) (completed in 2013)
  • Kristian Fahnøe (Department of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University) (completed in 2013)
  • Anette Lykke Hindhede (Danish School of Education, Aarhus University) (completed in 2010)


PhD Assesment Committees:

  • Betina Riis Asplin, Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway (presently)
  • Cecilie Sudland, Faculty of Social Science, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway (grad. 2023)
  • Line Jenhaug, Department of Health, Social and Welfare Studies, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway (grad. 2020)
  • Veronica Haug, Faculty of Social Science, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway (grad. 2018)
  • Mathilde Cecchini, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University (grad. 2018)
  • Lars E.F. Johannesen, Centre for the study of professions, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway (grad. 2018)
  • Jeanette Skoglund, RKBU, The Arctic University of Norway, Norway (grad. 2018)
  • Anne-Stine Røberg, HiOA, University of Oslo, Norway (grad. 2018)
  • Ida Solvang, sosialt arbeid og sosialpolitikk, HiOA, University of Oslo, Norway (grad. 2017)
  • Ingeborg Grønning, Institutt for sosiologi og statsvitenskab, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU), Norway (grad. 2017)
  • Tone Jørgensen, Fakultet for sammfundsvitenskab, Nord Universitet, Norway (grad. 2016)
  • Søren Skaarup, Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark (grad. 2016)
  • Erik Eriksson, School of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University, Sweden (grad. 2015)
  • Janne Solberg, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Norway (grad. 2014)
  • Grit Niclasson, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Aalborg University (grad. 2014)
  • Gunhild Tøndel, Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway (grad. 2014)
  • Jørgen Jeppesen, Health, Man and Society, University of Southern Denmark (grad. 2013)
  • Claus Brygger Jacobi, The Department of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University (grad. 2013)
  • Ninna Meier, Business and Social Science, Department of Business Administration, Aarhus University (grad. 2013)
  • Kjetil G. Lundberg, Department of Sociology, Bergen University (grad. 2012)
  • Anders Kruse Ljungdalh, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University (grad. 2011)
  • Turid Rødne, Department of Sociology, the Artic University of Norway, Norway (grad. 2009)
  • Marie Østergaard, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University (grad. 2009)
Selected publications
  • Mik-Meyer, N. & Haugaard, M. (2021) Performance of Agency in Real-life Encounters, Symbolic Interaction, 44(3): 504-532.
  • Mik-Meyer, N. & Haugaard, M. (2020) The performance of citizen’s and organisational authority, Journal of Classical Sociology, 20(4): 309-334.
  • Mik-Meyer, N. & Silverman, D. (2019) Agency and clientship in public encounters: Co-constructing ‘neediness’ and ‘worthiness’ in shelter placement meetings, British Journal of Sociology, 70(5): 1640-1660.
  • Mik-Meyer, N. (2017) The Power of Citizens and Professionals in Welfare Encounters: The Influence of Bureaucracy, Market and Psychology. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Mik-Meyer, N. (2016) Othering, ableism and disability: A discursive analysis of co-workers’ construction of colleagues with visible impairments, Human Relations, 69(6): 1341-1363.
  • Mik-Meyer, N. (2016) Disability and ‘care’: Managers, employees and colleagues with impairments negotiating the social order of disability, Work, Employment and Society, 30(6): 984-999. 
  • Mik-Meyer, N. (2015) Gender and disability: Feminising male employees with visible impairments in Danish work organisations, Gender, Work & Organization, 22(6): 579-595. 
Publications List
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Malene Lue Kessing; Nanna Mik-Meyer / Negotiating Mental Illness across the Lay-professional Divide : Role Play in Peer Work Consultations.
In: Sociology of Health and Illness, Vol. 44, No. 4-5, 4.2022, p. 815-829
Journal article > peer review
Nanna Mik-Meyer / Dilemmas in University Management : The Case of Copenhagen Business School.
In: How to Lead Academic Departments Successfully. ed. /Adam Lindgreen; Alan Irwin; Flemming Poulfelt; Thyra Uth Thomsen. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2021, p. 211-225 (How To Guides)
Book chapter > peer review
Nanna Mik-Meyer; Mark Haugaard / Performance of Agency in Real-life Encounters : Turning Unequal Power and Structural Constraint into Collaboration.
In: Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 44, No. 3, 8.2021, p. 504-532
Journal article > peer review
Nanna Mik-Meyer / Sensitizing Concepts in Studies of Homelessness and Disability
In: Doing Human Service Ethnography. ed. /Katarina Jacobsson; Jaber Gubrium. : Policy Press 2021, p. 67-82
Book chapter > peer review
Margaretha Järvinen; Nanna Mik-Meyer / Analysing Qualitative Data in the Social Science
In: Qualitative Analysis: Eight Approaches for the Social Sciences. . ed. /Margaretha Järvinen; Nanna Mik-Meyer. London : SAGE Publications 2020, p. 1-28
Book chapter > peer review
Nanna Mik-Meyer / Multimethod Qualitative Research
In: Qualitative Research. ed. /David Silverman. London : SAGE Publications 2020, p. 357-374
Book chapter
Nanna Mik-Meyer / Organisational Dilemmas, Gender and Ethnicity : A Video Ethnographic Approach to Talk and Gestures in Homeless Shelter Consultations.
In: The Routledge Companion to Anthropology and Business. ed. /Raza Mir; Anne-Laure Fayard. New York : Routledge 2020, p. 319-336 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Marketing)
Book chapter > peer review
Margaretha Järvinen (Editor) ; Nanna Mik-Meyer (Editor) / Qualitative Analysis : Eight Approaches for the Social Sciences.
London : SAGE Publications 2020, 392 p.
Anthology > peer review
Nanna Mik-Meyer / Symbolic Interactionism, Stigma and Othering
In: Qualitative Analysis: Eight Approaches for the Social Sciences. . ed. /Margaretha Järvinen; Nanna Mik-Meyer. London : SAGE Publications 2020, p. 51-72
Book chapter > peer review
Nanna Mik-Meyer; Mark Haugaard / The Performance of Citizen’s and Organisational Authority
In: Journal of Classical Sociology, Vol. 20, No. 4, 11.2020, p. 309-334
Journal article > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities

Department of Psychology, AU
Lecture (September 12)

FORSA, Via University College
Lecture (November 2)

Universitetet i Sørøst Norge
Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitenskap
Lecture for staff (September 28, 1 hour)

Den Nordiske Familieterapi Kongres NC
Lecture (August 19, 1 hour)

Socialtilsyn København
Presentation (1 hour) 

Presentation (1 hour)

Dissimination of research at conferences/professional events
Kommunernes Landsforening

Dissimination of research at conferences/professional events
Helsinge Væksthus, Danmarks Almene Boliger, Ungdommens Uddannelsesvejledning Danmark, Socialstyrelsen

Dissemination of research at conferences/professional events
Kommunernes Landsforening, Socialpsykiatrien i Slagelse, Center for Kommunikation og Velfærdsteknologi, Landsforeningen Arbejdet Adler, Region Syd, Fælleskommunalt Sekretariat (Hovedstaden), KABS, Reden, Socialstyrelsen, Socialpædagogerne, Dansk Socialrådgiverforening, Færøernes Landsdækkende Socialforvaltning, Københavns Kommune, Frederiksberg Kommune, Holstebro Kommune og Randers Kommune
Dissemination of research at conferences/professional events
Ældre Sagen, Landsforeningen for Hjemløse, Rehabiliteringsforum Danmark, Socialstyrelsen, Københavns Kommune
Consultancy regarding research design and interview guide
Det Nationale Sorgcenter