upioa

Department of Organization

  • Centre for Public Organization, Value and Innovation (POVI)
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 become intertwined with organizational phenomena and transform various aspects of work. For instance, I have studied how automation, new shared digital platforms, and various communication technologies afford new professional relations, new managerial work, and new power relations. In the coming years, I will lead a large collaborative research project together with Lise Justesen on the invisible work that follows from digitalizing organizations. Our cases are public sector organizations, which have ambitious digitalization agendas, and we hope to offer knowledge about how efficiency ambitions often clash with the emergence of new everyday work tasks in digitalized organizations. 

 

Primary research areas

Digital organizing

Digitalization of public sector organizations

Digitalization and changing tasks, professional relations and managerial work

 
Administrative tasks
Program director, BA and MA in Business Administration and Psychology
 
Member of the Board of European Group for Organizational Studies

 

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

Digitalization, organization and management (Master of Public Governance)

Digitalization and organization (BA in Business Administration and Psychology) – course coordinator.

Supervision

Jack Jones (IOA, 2019-): Opening up disruption: a study of fintech in the Danish financial sector

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, Digitalisering og Organisering, HA (psyk)
 
Course coordinator in Digitalization, Organization and Management (Master of Public Governance)

 

Selected publications
  • In press: Digital Organizing – revisiting themes in organization studies, Palgrave Macmillan/Red Globe (with Husted, E.)

  • 2020: ‘Reassembling Cultural Journalism in the Digital Age’ in Technology and Creativity: Production, Mediation and Evaluation in the Digital Age, (eds.) Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen, Barbara Slavich, Mukti Khaire, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 211-238.

  • 2019: ’New media and strategy research: towards a relational agency approach’ in International Journal of Management Reviews. (with Gulbrandsen, I.T. and Raviola, E.) 

  • 2018: ’Fra skøn til algoritme: Digitaliseringsklar lovgivning og automatisering af administrativ sagsbehandling’ i Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv 20 (3), 9-23 (with Lise Justesen)

  • 2018: ‘The Transformation of Work in Digitized Public Sector Organizations’ in Journal of Organizational Change Management 31 (5), 1176-1190 (with Lise Justesen & 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)

Publications sorted by:
2020
Ursula Plesner / Reassembling Cultural Journalism in the Digital Age
In: Technology and Creativity: Production, Mediation and Evaluation in the Digital Age. . ed. /Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen; Barbara Slavich; Mukti Khaire. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2020, p. 211-238
Book chapter > peer review
2019
Lise Justesen; Ursula Plesner / From Sequentiality to Simultaneousness : Making Organizations Digitizable.
Paper presented at 14th Organization Studies Workshop, 2019
Paper > peer review
Ib T. Gulbrandsen; Ursula Plesner; Elena Raviola / New Media and Strategy Research : Towards a Relational Agency Approach.
In: International Journal of Management Reviews, 13.8.2019
Journal article > peer review
Lise Justesen; Ursula Plesner / Visibility and New Managerial Work in Digitalized Organizations
Paper presented at 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
2018
Lise Justesen; Ursula Plesner / Fra skøn til algoritme : Digitaliseringsklar lovgivning og automatisering af administrativ sagsbehandling.
In: Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2018, p. 9-23
Journal article > peer review
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 / Merproduktion af målbarhed : Synlighed og nye ledelsesopgaver.
In: Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2018, p. 109-115
Comment/debate > 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 / Reassembling Culture Journalism in the Digital Age
Paper presented at The 34th EGOS Colloquium 2018, 2018
Paper > 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
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Research Projects
Outside activities

2020

 

2019

Syddjurs Kommune
Executive training

2018
 
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