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:
Haldor Byrkjeflot; Silviya Svejenova / Renewing Powerful Ideas : The Nordic Model as an ‘Ecology of Circulation’.
I: An Ecology of Ideas Permeating Science, Higher Education, and Society: Essays for Kerstin Sahlin. . red. /Stefan Arora-Jonsson; Linda Wedlin; Josef Pallas; Maria Blomgren. Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis 2024, s. 225-242 (Studia Oeconomiae Negotiorum, Vol. 53)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Christina Luethy; Silviya Svejenova / Getting into the Vibe : Affective Temporality and Collaborative Creativity in Recording Studios.
I: Proceedings of the Eighty-third Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. red. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2023, 1 s. (Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings)
Konferenceabstrakt i proceedings > peer review
Miriam Feuls; Christina Lüthy; Silviya Svejenova / Material Temporal Work in Artistic Innovation : How Hilma af Klint Powered Time.
I: Organization as Time: Technology, Power and Politics. . red. /François-Xavier de Vaujany; Robin Holt; Albane Grandazzi. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2023, s. 36-60
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Jonathan Feddersen; Tor Hernes; Silviya Svejenova / Towards a Processual Understanding of Buildings : Temporality, Materiality, and Politics.
I: Organization as Time: Technology, Power and Politics. . red. /François-Xavier de Vaujany; Robin Holt; Albane Grandazzi. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2023, s. 229-255
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Miriam Feuls; Silviya Svejenova; Iben Sandal Stjerne / A Plate of Hope : Institutional Creation in Emergency Food Relief.
Paper presented at 13th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies PROS 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
Silviya Svejenova; Miriam Feuls; Iben Sandal Stjerne / A Plate of Hope : Temporal Work in Creating a New Place of Social Inclusion.
Abstract from 17th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory, 2022
Konferenceabstrakt til konference > peer review
Iben Sandal Stjerne; Matthias Wenzel; Silviya Svejenova / Commitment to Grand Challenges in Fluid Forms of Organizing : The Role of Narratives’ Temporality.
I: Organizing for Societal Grand Challenges. red. /Ali Aslan Gümüsay ; Emilio Marti; Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich; Christopher Wickert. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2022, s. 139-160 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 79)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Iben Sandal Stjerne; Silviya Svejenova / Food Events and the Temporality of Innovations
I: Managing Cultural Festivals: Tradition and Innovation in Europe . . red. /Elisa Salvador; Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen. Abingdon : Routledge 2022, s. 34-51 (Routledge Research in the Creative and Cultural Industries)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Silviya Svejenova; Jesper Strandgaard; Haldor Byrkjeflot / From Innovation to Impact : Translating New Nordic Cuisine into a Nordic Food Model.
I: The Making and Circulation of Nordic Models, Ideas and Images. red. /Haldor Byrkjeflot; Lars Mjøset; Mads Mordhorst; Klaus Petersen. Abingdon : Routledge 2022, s. 229-250 (Nordic Studies in a Global Context)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
José Luis Alvarez; Silviya Svejenova / The Changing C-Suite : Executive Power in Transformation.
Oxford : Oxford University Press 2022, 270 s.
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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