mjisi

Department of Strategy and Innovation

Martin Jes
Iversen
Associate professor
,
PhD, Vice Dean of International Education


Room: KIL/14.A-1.63
Tel:
+4538152185
E-mail: mji.si@cbs.dk
Martin Jes Iversen
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Primary research areas

Martin Jes Iversen's (MJI) primary research area is strategy and innovation with an empirical focus on contemporary Danish shipping.

MJI's current research concerns strategies and innovation in Danish shipping companies after year 2000, with focus on the case of the Danish shipping company Norden.

His research on strategy can be described as ”post-chandlerian” inspired by the American economic sociologist Neil Fligsteins theory on organisational key-actors, impetus for change and the following concept of strategic regimes (Fligtein, 1990). MJI has published three books based on the regime-theoretic framework in East Asiatic Company/ØK (Iversen, 2016), GN Store Nord (Iversen, 2015) and Finansiel Stabilitet (Iversen, 2013) and the research behind the books has been used in peer reviewed articles concerning the Financial Crises in Scandinavia (Iversen & Sjøgren, 2019); Shipping in Scandinavia (Tenold & Iversen, 2014; Sornn-Friese, Taudal Poulsen & Iversen, 2012).

MJI's research on innovation is focused on the contemporary development of Danish shipping. With inspiration from the late Schumpeter's concept of ”creative response to economic change” (1947) he tries to understand particular business models and digitalization in shipping after 1990.

All his research is embedded in a wider interest in the role of private enterprises in the development of the modern capitalistic societies including the relation between the companies and the state in the processes of economic globalization.


 

Administrative tasks

Martin Jes Iversen is Vice Dean of International Education at Copenhagen Business School. He holds the managerial responsibility of the International Office, which includes 18 employees and coordinate the exchange of more than 2000 students between CBS and the partner universities.

As Vice Dean MJI has launched two important initiatives:
1) The Academic Embedded Internationalization which bridge the academic ambitions of the CBS programs with the students opportunities for international learning experiences. The aim is to create international agreements with selected partners, which will foster the academic learning aims of the programs.
2) The One-Point-Entry system, which coordinates all delegation visits to CBS. CBS receives 2-4 international delegation visits every month and the Vice Dean coordinates these visits in close collaboration with the President, the two deans and the Vice President.

 

Curriculum Vitae
Link to this homepage
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Courses

In 2019 Martin Jes Iversen is course responsible for the 15 ECTS point course ”Internship 1” at the BSc in International Shipping and Trade program. The course is based on the fifth semester of the program, and the students are analysing the learning experiences of their internship using selected theories and concepts from their previous courses.
 
In 2020 MJI will coordinate a new elective entitled ”Strategy and Digitalization - the Maritime Sector” in collaboration with Associate Professor Johannes Luger (SI) and Professor Ioanna Constantiou (DIGI).

 

Supervision

Martin Jes Iversen is the supervisor for bachelor projects and master theses with focus on contemporary Danish shipping, in particular in relation to three academic areas:
-    Strategy including business models
-    Innovation including digitalization
-    Corporate responses to institutional change





 

Other teaching activities

Martin Jes Iversen has been introducing Danish capitalism to international delegations from several universities when they visit CBS:
-    George Washington University
-    University of Liverpool
-    University of South Carolina
-    Ngee Ann Polytechnic
-    Chinese University of Hong Kong
-    Singapore Management Univeristy

In 2015-2016 Martin Jes Iversen developed a 2 weeks introduction to Danish shipping for a group of students from Singapore Management University.


 

Selected publications

Henrik Sornn-Friese; Martin Jes Iversen: The Establishment of the Danish International Ship Register (DIS) and its Connections to the Maritime Cluster. In: International Journal of Maritime History, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2014, p. 82-103

Martin Jes Iversen: Economic Orders and Formative Phases: A Business Historical Journey through Danish Capitalism, 1850-2000. In: Mapping European Corporations: Strategy, Structure, Ownership and Performance. Editors: Andrea Colli; Abe De Jong; Martin Jes Iversen. Abingdon: Routledge 2012, p. 169-194

Stig Tenold (Editor); Martin Iversen (Editor); Even Lange (Editor): Global Shipping in Small Nations: Nordic Experiences after 1960. New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2012, 237 p.

Susanna Fellman; Martin Iversen; Hans Sjögren; Lars Thue: Creating Nordic capitalism: The business history of a competitive periphery. Palgrave Macmillan 2008, 636 p.

 

Publications sorted by:
2019
Henrik Sornn-Friese; Martin Jes Iversen / A Discovery-driven Approach to Digital Transformation in Shipping
Abstract from The Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists. IAME 2019, 2019
Conference abstract for conference
Martin Jes Iversen / East Asiatic Company's Difficult Experiences with Containerization
In: Shipping and Globalisation in the Postwar Era: Contexts, Companies, Connections. . ed. /Niels P. Petersson; Stig Tenold; Nicholas White. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2019, p. 133-155 (Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics)
Book chapter > peer review
Hans Sjögren; Martin Jes Iversen / The State as the Investor of Last Resort : A Comparative Study of Banking Crises in Denmark and Sweden.
In: Scandinavian Economic History Review, Vol. 67, No. 2, 6.2019, p. 171-189
Journal article > peer review
2018
Martin Jes Iversen / Ole Lange (4. august 1937 – 25. november 2017)
In: Historisk Tidsskrift, Vol. 118, No. 1, 2018, p. 186-189
Comment/debate
Espen Ekberg; Martin Jes Iversen / Time for a Nordic Business History Initiative?
In: Scandinavian Economic History Review, Vol. 66, No. 1, 2018, p. 9-17
Journal article > peer review
2017
Martin Jes Iversen; Stefan Kirkegaard Sløk-Madsen / Danish Capitalism in the 20th Century : The Business History of a Mixed Economy.
Paper presented at 16th Session of the Institutional and Organizational Economics Academy, 2017
Paper > peer review
Martin Jes Iversen / Globaliseringens baggrundskulisse : Markedsformer i dansk erhvervshistorie.
In: Økonomi & Politik, Vol. 90, No. 2, 6.2017, p. 71-80
Journal article > peer review
Martin Jes Iversen / Temaredaktørens forord
In: Økonomi & Politik, Vol. 90, No. 2, 2017, 2 p., p. 2-3
Editorial
2016
Camilla Sløk; Martin Jes Iversen / The Gift to Society : How to Pay Debt in a Protestant Culture - the Case of Tietgens Marble Church and Mærsks Opera in Copenhagen .
Paper presented at SASE 28th Annual Conference, 2016
Paper > peer review
Martin Jes Iversen / Udsyn : ØK, Danmark og verden.
København : Lindhardt & Ringhof 2016, 663 p.
Book > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities
Year Name of contractual partner Type of activity
2018 Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S Advisor in relation to 150 years anniversary in 2021, including author of anniversary book
2019 Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S Advisor in relation to 150 years anniversary in 2021, including author of anniversary book
2020 Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S Advisor in relation to 150 years anniversary in 2021, including author of anniversary book
2021 Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S Advisor in relation to 150 years anniversary in 2021, including author of anniversary book
2019 Foundaton of the East Asiatic Company Member of the Board