Department of Organization

External Lecturer

Presentation and academic fields

My research interests revolve around organization studies and in particular organizational changes.

I finished my Ph.D. in 2020 with the title: The Infinite Storm - An Ethnographic Study of Organizational Changes in a Bank. The focus of the research was on how employees and leaders make sense of organizational changes in a Nordic bank. Theoretically, the research project was grounded in a process-philosophical approach to organizational changes often referred to as ‘Organizational becoming’.

Since then, I have ""translated"" my research into a book for practitioners with the title: Mikroforandringer - et medarbejderblik på organisationsforandringer (Dansk Psykologisk Forlag, 2021).
In addition, I have an interest in exploring and applying qualitative methods, circulating around ethnographic fieldwork, shadowing and narrative interviews. A special interest has been in exploring the role as ‘insider’, being employed in the organization studied.

I teach in Organizational and Innovative Learning.


Professional and/or academic experience

Primary research areas:
•   Organizational change
•   Organizational becoming
•   Ethnographic fieldwork
•   Organization studies
•   Micro changes

Selected publications:

Bruskin, Signe (2021) 'Mikroforandringer - et medarbejderblik på organisationsforandringer', Dansk Psykologisk Forlag

Bruskin, Signe; Mikkelsen, Elisabeth Naima (2020) 'Anticipating the end: exploring future-oriented sensemaking of change through metaphors', Journal of Organizational Change Management

Bruskin, Signe (2019) 'A Drifting Phenomenon: Organizational Change Failure in a Becoming View', Journal of Organizational Change Management

Bruskin, Signe (2018) 'Insider or outsider? Exploring the fluidity of the roles through social identity theory', Journal of Organizational Ethnography

Pedagogical experience/method skills/supervision

I supervise master's theses, intership projects and BA projects in the fields of organization studies and HR development.

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