Department of Organization
- Centre for Organizational Time (COT)
- imagine .. Creative Industries Research
Silviya is Professor in Leadership & Innovation at the Department of Organization (IOA) and academic coordinator of SOL (Strategy, Organization, and Leadership), a MSc program in Economics and Business Administration (Cand.Merc.). She is Guest Professor at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, and an Adjunct Professor (Professor II) at BI Norwegian Business School. She has a PhD in Management from IESE Business School, and has been on the faculty of ESADE Business School (Spain), Cranfield School of Management (UK), and University of Economics – Varna (Bulgaria), as well as visiting scholar at Stanford University and Harvard Business School (USA).
Silviya’s research is on organizing and leading for creativity and innovation, with emphasis on creative industries and power structures, as well as on the emergence and dynamics of new categories and styles. Her work has been published in JIBS, JMS, JOB, LRP, Organization, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Sloan Management Review, among others. Her book Sharing Executive Power (Cambridge University Press, 2005) was a 2007 finalist for the Academy of Management Terry Book Award. Her current work is on transient forms of organizing and temporality, new executive roles, and the visual and material dimensions of innovation and workspace design. She was the Chair of EGOS, the European Group for Organizational Studies (2014-2017), a member of its Executive Board (2004-2017), and co-coordinator of its Standing Working Group on Creative Industries (2012-2017).
At CBS, Silviya is a member of the research centers imagine.. Creative Industries Research and the Center for Organizational Time (COT). She teaches MSc courses in Managing Innovation and Change, and Managing Creative and Innovative Organizations. She supervises MSc and PhD students with theses in related areas, as well as mentors EMBA students on their integrated strategy projects. 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.
Creativity and innovation
Executive power structures
Svejenova, S. and Alvarez, J.L. 2017. Changing the C-suite: New Chief Officer Roles as Strategic Responses to Institutional Complexity. In Krücken et a. (eds.) New Themes in Institutional Analysis: Topics and Issues from European Research, pp. 135-161. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
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
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.