tlhioa

Department of Organization

  • Centre for Public Organization, Value and Innovation (POVI)
Thomas
Lopdrup-Hjorth
Associate professor


Room: KIL/14.A-4.51
Tel:
+4538152814
E-mail: tlh.ioa@cbs.dk
Presentation

My current research revolves around two main topics. On the one hand, I’ve since my PhD been preoccupied with the history and foundational problems of Organization Theory – in particular with what has happened to the core object of Organization Theory, i.e. ‘organization’.

On the other hand, I’m involved in a large research project on ‘the ethics of office’ in state service. In conjunction with this, my research explores the conditions for and critiques of bureaucratic office-holding, with a primary emphasis on Denmark. These two lines of research currently intersect in a study of anti-statist left- and right-wing critiques of formal organizational principles.

Primary research areas

Organization theory

Bureaucracy and formal organization

Ethos of office / state service
 

Curriculum Vitae
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/tlhioa
Courses

Organization theory – HA(fil.)

Strategy – Master of Public Governance
 

Supervision

I supervise projects at bachelor and master levels. My key areas of expertise include: Management, organization, strategy, and administration within the public as well as the private sector. I have previously supervised projects on a wide range of topics such as, for instance, bureaucracy, co-creation, the history of organization theory, creativity, philosophy, and political economy.

Selected publications

du Gay, P. and T. Lopdrup-Hjorth (2016) “Fear of the formal”, European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, 3(1): 6-40. https://doi.org/10.1080/23254823.2016.1160658

Lopdrup-Hjorth, T. (2015) “Object and Objective Lost? Organization-Phobia in Organization Theory”, Journal of Cultural Economy, 8(4): 439-461. https://doi.org/10.1080/17530350.2014.989883

Lopdrup-Hjorth, T., M. Gudmand-Høyer, P. Bramming and M. Pedersen (2011): “Governing Work through Self-management”, editorial in Ephemera: theory & politics in organization, 11(2): 97-104. http://www.ephemerajournal.org/contribution/governing-work-through-self-...

Gudmand-Høyer, M. & T. Lopdrup Hjorth (2009): “Liberal Biopolitics Reborn”, Foucault Studies, nr. 7, pp. 99-130.
 

Publications sorted by:
2019
Paul du Gay; Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth; Kirstine Zinck Pedersen; Anne Roelsgaard Obling / Character and Organization
In: Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2.2019, p. 36-53
Journal article > peer review
Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth / Disruptor in Chief
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2019, p. 663-670
Book review
Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth; Anne Roelsgaard Obling / Monstrous Rebirth : Re-instating the Ethos of Bureaucracy in Public Organization.
In: Organization, Vol. 26, No. 6, 11.2019, p. 830-852
Journal article > peer review
Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth; Paul du Gay / Speaking Truth to Power? : Anti-Bureaucratic Romanticism from Critical Organizational Theorizing to The White House.
Paper presented at 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth; Paul du Gay / Speaking Truth to Power? Anti-bureaucratic Romanticism from Critical Organizational Theorizing to the White House
In: Organization, 11.3.2019
Journal article > peer review
Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth / The Vocabulary of the Outside : Towards a Genealogy of Openness in Organizational Theorizing.
Paper presented at 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
2018
Paul du Gay; Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth; Kirstine Pedersen; Anne Roelsgaard Obling / Character and Organization
Abstract from XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology 2018, 2018
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth; Anne Roelsgaard Obling / Codification and Ethos of Office : Contextualising a Codex-solution Introduced in the Danish Central Administration.
In: Bureaucracy and Society in Transition. ed. /Haldor Byrkjeflot; Fredrik Engelstad. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2018, p. 265-285
Book chapter > peer review
2016
Paul du Gay; Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth / Fear of the Formal
In: European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology , Vol. 3, No. 1, 2016, p. 6-40
Journal article > peer review
Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth; Anne Roelsgaard Obling / Is Something Rotten in Denmark?
Paper presented at 6th Latin American and European Meeting on Organization Studies. LEAMOS 2016, 2016
Paper > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities

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2019
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2018
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