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
  • 2017: 'Spaces of open-source politics: Physical and digital conditions for political organization' in Organization (online first) (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]

  • 2012: ‘The Performativity of ‘Media Logic’ in the Mass Mediation of Science’ in Public Understanding of Science 21(6)

  • 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 & dissemination
2017
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
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
Cecilie Glerup; Ursula Plesner / Ledelseskommunikation på tværs af styringsparadigmer
In: Public Governance Research, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2016, p. 85-100
Journal article
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
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
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
Ursula Plesner / Kompensation for meningstab : Forventninger til kommunikation i offentlig ledelse.
In: Public Governance Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2015, p. 29-43
Journal article
Ursula Plesner; Ib Tunby Gulbrandsen / Strategy and New Media : A Research Agenda.
In: Strategic Organization, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2015, p. 153-162
Journal article
2014
Ursula Plesner / Ernesto Laclau og Chantal Mouffe
In: Medie- og kommunikationsleksikon . ed. /Søren Kolstrup; Gunhild Agger; Per Jauert; Kim Schrøder. Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2014, p. 313-316
Encyclopedia chapter
Ursula Plesner / Hegemoni
In: Medie- og kommunikationsleksikon . ed. /Søren Kolstrup; Gunhild Agger; Per Jauert; Kim Schrøder. Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2014, p. 218-220
Encyclopedia chapter
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