Department of Organization

Søren Lund

Room: KIL/14.A-4.43
søren lund frandsen

I am interested in how networks of professionals and experts shape processes of market formation, development, and failure in high-technology sectors such as biotechnology. More specifically, my research looks into the emergence of a market for industrial enzymes, which have gained increasing policy attention at national and supra-national levels in light of civic and political demands for a transition to a low-carbon economy.

Methodologically, my research draws on social network analysis, sequence analysis, and qualitative methods such as interviews and content analysis.

I am affiliated with the Velux Foundation sponsored project NICHE (Expert Niches: How Local Networks Leverage Markets), which studies how experts and environment interact to develop new markets.


Primary research areas

•    Economic Sociology
•    Bioeconomy & Biotechnology
•    Science & Technology Studies (STS)
•    Social Network Analysis
•    Professionals and expertise in markets
•    Market Niches and Expert Niches

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BsC European Business, Philosophy of Science and Methods, 2nd semester (in Danish)


I am interested in supervising BA and MA theses in areas of: economic sociology, biotechnology from sociological and political science perspectives, theses related to broader sociological and STS discussions, social network analysis, projects related to professions and dynamics of expertise

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Søren Lund Frandsen / States and Experts : Assembling Expertise for Climate Change and Pandemics.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2023, 232 p. (PhD Series, No. 03.2023)
PhD thesis
Jakob Laage-Thomsen; Søren Lund Frandsen / Pandemic Preparedness Systems and Diverging COVID-19 Responses within Similar Public Health Regimes : A Comparative Study of Expert Perceptions of Pandemic Response in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
In: Globalization and Health, Vol. 18, No. 1, 12.2022
Journal article > peer review
Søren Lund Frandsen; Jakob Laage-Thomsen / Pandemic Intellectuals
In: Acta Sociologica, Vol. 63, No. 4, 11.2020, p. 436-438
Comment/debate > peer review
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