Department of Organization
Creativity and innovation
Executive power structures
Silviya is Professor in Leadership & Innovation at the Department of Organization (IOA) and academic coordinator of the MSc (Cand.Merc.) program SOL – Strategy, Organization, and Leadership. She has a PhD in Management from IESE Business School, and has been on the faculty of ESADE Business School, Cranfield School of Management, and University of Economics – Varna (Bulgaria), as well as visiting scholar at Stanford University and Harvard Business School.
Silviya’s research is on organizing and managing for creativity and innovation, with emphasis on creative industries and power structures. She has examined the roles, relationships, and careers of creatives and executives, the emergence of novelty and the role of entrepreneurs and business models in it. Her work has been published in JIBS, JMS, JOB, LRP, Organization, Organization Science, Sloan Management Review, among others, and discussed in the press (WSJ, Fortune, etc.). Her book Sharing Executive Power (Cambridge University Press, 2005) was a 2007 finalist for the Academy of Management Terry Book Award.
At present her research is on transient forms of organizing, change in executive power structures, and the visual and material dimensions of innovation. She is co-editing a special issue of Organization Studies on drivers of innovation in the creative industries, and is on the Editorial Review Boards of Organization Science and Global Strategy Journal. She is the Chair of EGOS, the European Group for Organizational Studies and co-convener of its SWG on Creative Industries.
At CBS, Silviya teaches MSc courses in Managing Organizational Change, and Managing Creative and Innovative Organizations, and supervises Master and PhD students with theses in related areas. She has taught on executive education programs for a number of international companies and delivered courses in partnership with colleagues from Georgetown University and Art Centre College of Design, Pasadena, USA. Her course "International Entrepreneurship" has been recognized by CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education) as Course of the Year for 2008.
Stjerne, I.S. and Svejenova, S. 2016. Connecting Temporary and Permanent Organizing: Tensions and Boundary Work in a Series of Film Projects. Organization Studies. Special issue on Temporary Organizing, 37(12).
Jones, C., Svejenova, S., Strandgaard Pedersen, J, and Townley, B. 2016. Misfits, Mavericks and Mainstreams: Drivers of Innovation in the Creative Industries. Organization Studies. Special issue introduction, 37(6): 751-768.
Svejenova, S., Croidieu, G., Meyer, R. 2013. ‘Welcome to the Hotel California’: Strangers and Hospitable Organizations. Nordiske Organisasjonsstudier, 15(4): 68-90.
Zahra, S., AbdelGawad, S., Svejenova, S., and Sapienza, H. 2013. Strategic Leadership and Entrepreneurial Capability for Game Change. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 20(4): 394-407.
Jones, C., Maoret, M., Massa, F, and Svejenova, S. 2012. Rebels with a Cause: Formation, Contestation, and Expansion of the De Novo Category “Modern Architecture,” 1870–1975. Organization Science, 23(6): 1523-1545.
Svejenova, S., Vives, L., and Alvarez, J.L. 2010. At the Crossroads of Agency and Communion: Defining the Shared Career. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31(5): 707-725.
Svejenova, S., Mazza, C., and Planellas, M. 2007. Cooking Up Change in Haute Cuisine: Ferran Adrià as Institutional Entrepreneur. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28(5): 539-561.
Alvarez, J.L. and Svejenova, S. 2005. Sharing Executive Power: Roles and Relationships at the Top. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
In: New Themes in Institutional Analysis: Topics and Issues from European Research. . ed. /Georg Krücken; Carmelo Mazza; Renate E. Meyer; Peter Walgenbach. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, Incorporated 2017, p. 135-161
In: Academy of Management Proceedings, Vol. 2017, No. 1, 2017, 1 p.
Paper presented at The 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016, 2016
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 37, No. 12, 2016, p. 1771-1792
Paper presented at 12th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory , 2016
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 37, No. 6, 2016, p. 751-768
In: European Management Review, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2016, p. 237–250
Paper presented at The 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016, 2016
In: Proceedings of the Seventy-sixth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /John Humphreys. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2016, p. 1378-1382 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
In: Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research: Innovative Pathways and Methods. . ed. /Kimberly Elsbach; Roderick Kramer. New York : Routledge 2016, p. 298-308
In: Industry and Innovation, Vol. 22, No. 8, 2015, p. 649-653
In: The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries. ed. /Candace Jones; Mark Lorenzen; Jonathan Sapsed. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2015, p. 184-199
In: Advanced Strategic Management: A Multi-Perspective Approach. . ed. /Mark Jenkins; Véronique Ambrosini; Nardine Mowbray. New York : Palgrave Macmillan 2015, p. 247-261
In: Journal of Culinary Science & Technology (Print Edition), Vol. 11, No. 1, 2013, p. 36-55
In: Harvard - Deusto Business Review, No. 228, 11.2013, p. 24-30, 32-34
In: Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Vol. 20, No. 4, 11.2013, p. 394-407
In: Nordiske Organisasjonsstudier, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2013, p. 68-90
In: Organization Science, Vol. 23, No. 6, 2012, p. 1523-1545