upioa

Department of Organization

Ursula
Plesner
Associate professor
,
ph.d


Room: KIL/14.A-4.54
Tel:
+4538152810
E-mail: up.ioa@cbs.dk
Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas

Digital organizing

Digital organizing and changing professions

Communication technologies and communication in organization

Digital technologies and strategy

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

Communication and leadership (Master of Public Governance)

Supervision

I supervise projects and theses on the topic of digitization and organization - in particular projects and thesis with a post structuralist orientation.

Andreas Kamstrup (IOA, 2012-): Open Innovation in the Danish Building Industry

Jacob Brogaard-Kay (secondary supervisor) (IOA, 2012-2015): Constituting Performance Management - A field study of a pharmaceutical company.

Emil Krastrup Husted (IOA, 2014-):Managing radical politics: New modes of organizational control in The Alternative's transition from movement to party

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

Mie Plotnikov (secondary supervisor) (IOA, 2014-2015): Challenges of Collaborative Governance

 
 
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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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).