PhD defence: Ditte Thøgersen

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Ditte Thøgersen has submitted her thesis entitled: Managing Public Innovation on the Frontlines

Tirsdag, 4 januar, 2022 - 13:00 to 15:00


In recent decades there has been a call for the public sector to be more innovative. Prior research has examined the distinguishing features of public innovation, and this dissertation contributes to this field with an examination of how frontline managers interpret and navigate demands for innovation during everyday practices. One quantitative study was conducted based on data covering the entire Danish public sector, after which two case studies were built from interviews and observations in Danish public childcare organizations. The theoretical interest of the thesis is founded on Scandinavian institutionalism and the concept of translation specifically.

Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Susanne Boch Waldorff
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisor:
Professor Carsten Greve
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Karen Boll (Chair)
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Louise Brown
Department of Social & Policy Sciences
University of Bath

Professor with special responsibilities Jeppe Agger Nielsen
Faculty of Social Science
Aalborg University

The thesis will be available from

The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in IOA kitchen area, 4 floor.

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 4 January 2022
Time 13:00 - 15:00

Copenhagen Business School
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: Ks48 (ground floor)

It will also be possible to attend the defence via Microsoft Teams by clicking this link

*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!


Sidst opdateret: Sekretariat for Ledelse og Kommunikation // 11/07/2023