upioa

Department of Organization

Ursula
Plesner
Associate professor
,
ph.d


Room: KIL/14.A-4.54
Tel:
+4538152810
E-mail: up.ioa@cbs.dk
Presentation
My research focuses on how digital technologies transform various aspects of work and professional relations. I am striving to develop a nuanced position that neither overlooks nor overestimates the role of new technologies; ’the digital revolution’ does not revolutionize all aspects of organizing. I both do empirical studies of what happens to professional relations when work processes are digitized, and I pursue a research agenda exploring what happens to bureaucratic structures, accountability and professional relations in digitized public sector organizations.
 
Primary research areas

Digital organizing

Digital organizing and changing professions

Communication technologies and communication in organization

Digital technologies and strategy

 
Administrative tasks
Program director, BA and MA in Business Administration and Psychology
 
Chair of the local organizing committee of the EGOS 32nd Colloquium at CBS in 2017
 
Editor of Public Governance Research (associated with the Master in Public Governance program).
Curriculum Vitae
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/upioa
Courses

Communication and leadership (Master of Public Governance)

Supervision

Cecilie Kampmann (IOA, 2017-): Short of time: Organization, work and technology among the kinetic elite

Emil Krastrup Husted (IOA, 2014-17): There is always an alternative: A study of control and commitment in political organization

Andreas Kamstrup (IOA, 2012-17): Crowdsourcing and the architectural competition as organisational technologies

Jacob Brogaard-Kay (secondary supervisor) (IOA, 2012-15): Constituting Performance Management. A field study of a Pharmaceutical Company.

Mie Plotnikov (secondary supervisor) (IOA, 2014-15): Challenges of Collaborative Governance – An Organizational Discourse Study of Public Managers’ Struggles with Collaboration across the Daycare Area

Lone Christensen (secondary supervisor) (MPP, 2014-): En kvalificering af proceskonsulenters arbejde med strategi-implementering
 

Other teaching activities
Program director, BA and MA in Business Administration and Psychology
 
Course coordinator, The Digital Organization
Selected publications
  • 2018: ’The transformation of work in digitized public sector organizations’ in Journal of Organizational Change Management (online first) (with Lise Justesen and Cecilie Glerup)

  • 2017: 'Spaces of open-source politics: Physical and digital conditions for political organization' in Organization 24(5) (with Emil Husted)

  • 2016: ‘Digital Technologies and a Changing Profession: New Management Devices, Practices and Power Relations in News Work’ in Journal of Organizational Change Management 29 (7) (with Elena Raviola)

  • 2015: ‘Strategy and New Media: A research agenda’ in Strategic Organization 13 (2) (with Ib T. Guldbrandsen)

  • 2013: Researching Virtual Worlds – Methodologies for Studying Emergent Practices (ed.)(with Louise Phillips). Routledge.

  • 2013: ‘Virtual Worlds as Emerging Cyber-Hybrids: Accounting for the Travel between Research Sites with Actor-Network-Theory’ in Researching Virtual Worlds – Methodologies for Studying Emergent Practices (eds). Plesner & Phillips). Routledge.

  • 2012: ‘Before Stabilization: Communication and non-standardization of 3D models in the building industry’ in Information, Communication and Society [with Maja Horst]

  • 2011: ‘Studying sideways – displacing the problem of power in research interviews with sociologists and journalists’ in Qualitative Inquiry 17(7)

  • 2009: An Actor-Network Perspective on Changing Work Practices: Communication technologies as actants in newswork. Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism, 10(5).
Publications sorted by:
2018
Lise Justesen; Ursula Plesner / Making Organizations Digitizable : From Discretion to Automation of Decisions.
Paper presented at The 10th International EIASM Public Sector Conference, 2018
Paper > peer review
Ursula Plesner; Lise Justesen / New Accountabilities and Visibilities in Street Level Bureaucracies
Abstract from DASTS Conference 2018, 2018
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Ursula Plesner; Lise Justesen / Studying Policy Realization as a Multi-sited Managerial Practice
Abstract from The 13th Annual Ethnography Symposium, 2018
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
2017
Ursula Plesner; Cecilie Glerup / Offentlig ledelseskommunikation skal gå på tre ben – mindst
In: Kommunen, Vol. 2017, No. 7. Maj, 7.5.2017
Comment/debate
Emil Husted; Ursula Plesner / Spaces of Open-source Politics : Physical and Digital Conditions for Political Organization.
In: Organization, Vol. 24, No. 5, 2017, p. 648–670
Journal article > peer review
2016
Ursula Plesner; Elena Raviola / Digital Technologies and a Changing Profession : New Management Devices, Practices and Power Relations in News Work.
In: Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 29, No. 7, 2016, p. 1044-1065
Journal article > peer review
Cecilie Glerup; Ursula Plesner / Ledelseskommunikation på tværs af styringsparadigmer
In: Public Governance Research, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2016, p. 85-100
Journal article > peer review
Emil Husted; Ursula Plesner / The Spaces of Open-Source Politics : Political Organizing Between Imagination and Affirmation.
Paper presented at The 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016, 2016
Paper > peer review
Ursula Plesner; Cecilie Glerup; Lise Justesen / The Transformation of Work in Digitized Public Sector Organizations
Paper presented at The 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016, 2016
Paper > peer review
2015
Ursula Plesner; Elena Raviola / Digital Technologies and a Changing Profession : New Management Devices, Practices and Power Relations in News Work.
Paper presented at The 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015, 2015
Paper > peer review
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