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 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

Digitization of public sector organizations

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

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

  • In pressDigital Organizing – revisiting themes in organization studies, Palgrave Macmillan/Red Globe (with Husted, 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
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
Ursula Plesner; Lise Justesen; Cecilie Glerup / The Transformation of Work in Digitized Public Sector Organizations
In: Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 31, No. 5, 2018, p. 1176-1190
Journal article > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities

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2019

Syddjurs Kommune
Executive training

2018
 
No outside activities to report