Department of Strategy and Innovation

Marie Louise
PhD, Deputy Head of Department

Room: KIL/14.A-3.80
E-mail: lm.si@cbs.dk

Louise Mors is a Professor of Strategic and International Management at the Copenhagen Business School. Prior to joining CBS, she was on the faculty at the London Business School and also spent time as a post-doc at the Sloan School at MIT. Louise Mors has a PhD from INSEAD in France. 


Before pursuing her academic career, Professor Mors worked as an independent management consultant. Among others, she advised the senior management of a large British media and communications firm on their e-business strategy and assisted the senior management of one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Europe to devise their growth strategy. From 2015 to 2021, she served on the board of CfL.


Professor Mors is actively involved in the academic community with the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management. Currently she is an elected officer of the Strategic Management division of the Academy of Management and she has served two terms as an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives – a leading journal that addresses important issues concerning management and business.  


With a focus on large, global firms, Professor Mors' research examines the relationship between senior managers’ informal networks, organization design and performance. Recently her work has also examined the role of female directors on corporate boards. Professor Mors’ work has been published in the top strategy and management journals, such as the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science and the Academy of Management Journal. 



Primary research areas
  • Organization design and formal firm boundaries, work in (scientific/dispersed) teams
  • Ambidexterity and innovation
  • Social networks, knowledge sharing and performance
  • Board dynamics and gender stratification


Curriculum Vitae
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Selected publications
  • Fast success and slow failure: Process efficiency in dispersed teams (with D Waguespack). Research Policy 2021, 50(5).
  • A network perspective on individual-level ambidexterity in organizations. Organization Science (2014) 25: 1860-1877 (with M. Rogan)
  • Innovation in a global consulting firm: When the problem is too much diversity. Strategic Management Journal (2010) 31: 841-872
Publications sorted by:
Margarethe F. Wiersema; Marie Louise Mors / Research: How Women Improve Decision-Making on Boards
In: Harvard Business Review Digital Articles, 17.11.2023
Journal article
Margarethe F. Wiersema; Marie Louise Mors / Women Directors and Board Dynamics : Qualitative Insights from the Boardroom.
In: Journal of Management, 4.6.2023
Journal article > peer review
Marie Louise Mors; David M. Waguespack / Fast Success and Slow Failure : The Process Speed of Dispersed Research Teams.
In: Research Policy, Vol. 50, No. 5, 6.2021
Journal article > peer review
Louise Mors; David M. Waguespack / Research : Dispersed Teams Succeed Fast, Fail Slow.
In: Harvard Business Review Digital Articles, 2021
Journal article > peer review
Yaping Gong; Susanna Khavul; Gideon Markman; Louise Mors; Phillip Phan; Sharon Toker; Margarethe F Wiersema; Geoffrey T. Wood / Editorial Reflections on Academy of Management Perspectives’ Revised Editorial Mission
In: Academy of Management Perspectives, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2019, 3 p., p. 131-133
Stewart R. Miller; Marie Louise Mors; Michael McDonald / Expectations for Help Within and Across the Formal Boundaries of Executives’ Professional Advice Networks
In: Management International Review, Vol. 59, No. 4, 8.2019, p. 617-642
Journal article > peer review
Susan E. Lynch; Louise Mors / Strategy Implementation and Organizational Change : How Formal Reorganization Affects Professional Networks.
In: Long Range Planning, Vol. 52, No. 2, 4.2019, p. 255-270
Journal article > peer review
Marie Louise Mors; Michelle Rogan; Susan E. Lynch / Boundary Spanning and Knowledge Exploration in a Professional Services Firm
In: Journal of Professions and Organization, Vol. 5, No. 3, 10.2018, p. 184-205
Journal article > peer review
Michelle Rogan; Louise Mors / Managerial Networks and Exploration in a Professional Service Firm
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2.2017, p. 225-249
Journal article > peer review
Louise Mors; David Waguespack / Fast Success and Slow Failure : An Examination of the Costs of Collaboration across Formal Boundaries.
Paper presented at The DRUID 20th Anniversary Conference 2016, 2016
Paper > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities
Year Name of contractual partner Type of activity
2021 - 2023 Børsen / CBS Executive Teaching

2018 - 2024

CBS Executive  Teaching
2018 - April 2021 CfL Board directorship 
2018 SWECO Teaching