Department of Organization

Silviya Svejenova
Professor MSO

Kontor: KIL/14.A-3.57
Silviya is Professor in Leadership & Innovation at the Department of Organization (IOA) and academic coordinator an MSc program in Economics and Business Administration (Cand.Merc.). She is Guest Professor at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, and an Adjunct Professor (Professor II) at BI Norwegian Business School. She has a PhD in Management from IESE Business School, and has been on the faculty of ESADE Business School (Spain), Cranfield School of Management (UK), and University of Economics – Varna (Bulgaria), as well as visiting scholar at Stanford University and Harvard Business School (USA).
Silviya’s research is on organizing and leading for creativity and innovation, with emphasis on creative industries and power structures, as well as on the emergence and dynamics of new categories and styles. Her work has been published in JIBS, JMS, JOB, LRP, Organization, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Sloan Management Review, among others. Her book Sharing Executive Power (Cambridge University Press, 2005) was a 2007 finalist for the Academy of Management Terry Book Award. Her current work is on transient forms of organizing and temporality, new executive roles, and the visual and material dimensions of innovation and workspace design. She was the Chair of EGOS, the European Group for Organizational Studies (2014-2017), a member of its Executive Board (2004-2017), and co-coordinator of its Standing Working Group on Creative Industries (2012-2017).
At CBS, Silviya is a member of the research centers imagine.. Creative Industries Research and the Center for Organizational Time (COT). She teaches MSc courses in Managing Innovation and Change, and Managing Creative and Innovative Organizations. She supervises MSc and PhD students with theses in related areas, as well as mentors EMBA students on their integrated strategy projects. She has taught on executive education programs for a number of international companies and delivered courses in partnership with colleagues from Georgetown University and Art Centre College of Design, Pasadena, USA. Her course "International Entrepreneurship" has been recognized by CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education) as Course of the Year for 2008.
Primære forskningsområder
  • Creative industries
  • Institutional theory
  • Organizational forms
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Executive power structures
Curriculum Vitae
Link til denne hjemmeside
  • Strategy, Organization, and Leadership (MSc in EBA), Strategy & Identity


PhD projects
Michelle Brennum, Jonathan Feddersen (industrial PhD, DAC)
Paola Bellis, School of Management, Politecnico di Milano (primary advisor: Roberto Verganti)
Sinaida Hackmann, Hertie School, The University of Governance in Berlin (primary advisor: Johanna Mair)
Master theses of students from Creative Business Processes (CBP) and Strategy, Organization and Leadership (SOL)
Udvalgte publikationer
  • Svejenova, S. 2019. Constructive Pluralism for a Theory of Organization: Rediscovering Our Community, Identity, and Vocation. Organization Studies, 40(1): 59-63.
  • Boxenbaum, E., Jones, C., Meyer, R., and Svejenova, S. 2018. Towards an Articulation of the Material and Visual Turn in Organization Studies. Special issue introduction. Organization Studies, 39(5-6): 597-616.
  • Svejenova, S. and Alvarez, J.L. 2017. Changing the C-suite: New Chief Officer Roles as Strategic Responses to Institutional Complexity. In Krücken et a. (eds.) New Themes in Institutional Analysis: Topics and Issues from European Research, pp. 135-161. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
  • Stjerne, I.S. and Svejenova, S. 2016. Connecting Temporary and Permanent Organizing: Tensions and Boundary Work in a Series of Film Projects. Organization Studies. Special issue on Temporary Organizing, 37(12).
  • Jones, C., Svejenova, S., Strandgaard Pedersen, J, and Townley, B. 2016. Misfits, Mavericks and Mainstreams: Drivers of Innovation in the Creative Industries. Organization Studies. Special issue introduction, 37(6): 751-768.
  • Svejenova, S., Croidieu, G., Meyer, R. 2013. ‘Welcome to the Hotel California’: Strangers and Hospitable Organizations. Nordiske Organisasjonsstudier, 15(4): 68-90.
  • Zahra, S., AbdelGawad, S., Svejenova, S., and Sapienza, H. 2013. Strategic Leadership and Entrepreneurial Capability for Game Change. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 20(4): 394-407.
  • Jones, C., Maoret, M., Massa, F, and Svejenova, S. 2012. Rebels with a Cause: Formation, Contestation, and Expansion of the De Novo Category “Modern Architecture,” 1870–1975. Organization Science, 23(6): 1523-1545.
  • Svejenova, S., Vives, L., and Alvarez, J.L. 2010. At the Crossroads of Agency and Communion: Defining the Shared Career. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31(5): 707-725.
  • Svejenova, S., Mazza, C., and Planellas, M. 2007. Cooking Up Change in Haute Cuisine: Ferran Adrià as Institutional Entrepreneur. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28(5): 539-561.
  • Alvarez, J.L. and Svejenova, S. 2005. Sharing Executive Power: Roles and Relationships at the Top. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Publikationer sorteret efter:
Christine Moser; Juliane Reinecke; Frank den Hond; Silviya Svejenova Velikova; Grégoire Croidieu / Biomateriality and Organizing : Towards an Organizational Perspective on Food.
I: Organization Studies, Vol. 42, Nr. 2, 2.2021, s. 175-193
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Silviya Svejenova Velikova; Eva Boxenbaum; Renate Meyer / Turning Public Libraries into Collaborative Spaces : The Role of Multimodal Imaginaries.
I: Collaborative Spaces at Work: Innovation, Creativity and Relations. . red. /Fabrizio Montanari; Elisa Mattarelli; Anna Chiara Scapolan. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, s. 197-216 (Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Barbara Slavich; Silviya Svejenova Velikova; M. Pilar Opazo; Gerardo Patriotta / Politics of Meaning in Categorizing Innovation : How Chefs Advanced Molecular Gastronomy by Resisting the Label.
I: Organization Studies, Vol. 41, Nr. 2, 2.2020, s. 267-290
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Silviya Svejenova Velikova / Constructive Pluralism for a Theory of Organization : Rediscovering Our Community, Identity, and Vocation.
I: Organization Studies, Vol. 40, Nr. 1, 1.2019, s. 59-64
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Silviya Svejenova / "It Must Give Birth to a World" : Temporality and Creative Leadership for Artistic Innovation.
I: Creative Leadership: Contexts and Prospects. . red. /Charalampos Mainemelis; Olga Epitropaki; Ronit Kark. New York : Routledge 2018, s. 171-188 (Routledge Studies in Leadership Research)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Silviya Svejenova; Lærke Højgaard Christiansen / Creative Leadership for Social Impact
I: Frontiers of Creative Industries: Exploring Structural and Categorical Dynamics. . red. /Candace Jones; Massimo Maoret. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2018, s. 47-72 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 55)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Candace Jones; Silviya Svejenova Velikova / The Architecture of City Identities : A Multimodal Study of Barcelona and Boston.
I: Multimodality, Meaning, and Institutions. red. /Markus A. Höllerer; Thibault Daudigeos; Dennis Jancsary. Vol. 54B, Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2018, s. 203-234 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 54B)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Eva Boxenbaum (Redaktør) ; Candace Jones (Redaktør) ; Renate Meyer (Redaktør) ; Silviya Svejenova Velikova (Redaktør) / The Material and Visual Turn in Organization Theory : Objectifying and (Re)acting to Novel Ideas.
London : SAGE Publications 2018, 247 s. (Organization Studies, Nr. 5-6, Vol. 39)
Antologi > peer review
Eva Boxenbaum; Candace Jones; Renate Meyer; Silviya Svejenova Velikova / Towards an Articulation of the Material and Visual Turn in Organization Studies
I: Organization Studies, Vol. 39, Nr. 5-6, 6.2018, s. 597-616
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Silviya Svejenova Velikova; José Luis Alvarez / Changing the C-suite : New Chief Officer Roles as Strategic Responses to Institutional Complexity.
I: New Themes in Institutional Analysis: Topics and Issues from European Research. . red. /Georg Krücken; Carmelo Mazza; Renate E. Meyer; Peter Walgenbach. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2017, s. 135-161
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
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BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway
Adjunct Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour

BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway
Adjunct Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna, Austria
Guest Professor