Department of Organization
- Centre for Public Organization, Value and Innovation (POVI)
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.
Bureaucracy and formal organization
Ethos of office / state service
Organization theory – HA(fil.)
Strategy – Master of Public Governance
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.
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.
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2011, p. 97-104
Paper presented at Second International Symposium on Process Organization Studies: PROS 2010 , 2010
In: Foucault Studies, No. 7, 2009, p. 99-130
Paper presented at The Critical Management Studies Conference 2009, 2009
In: Turbulens, No. 1, 2009, p. 52-59