PhD defence: Johann Ole Willers

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Johann Ole Willers has submitted his thesis entitled: Experts and Markets in Cybersecurity: On Definitional Power and the Organization of Cyber Risks

Onsdag, 1 december, 2021 - 12:30 to 14:30


Cyber risks have evolved into an issue of strategic importance across public and private organizations. Expert-politics and markets are crucial vectors for the definition of what cyber risks are and what should be done about them. This dissertation zooms in on these questions and investigates the nature, roles, and variations of expert profiles and market actors in tackling cybersecurity issues

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Leonard Seabrooke
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisors:
Research director Ole Jacob Sending
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Assessment Committee:
Associate professor Stine Haakonsson (Chair)
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Madeline Carr
UCL Computer Science
University College London

Professor Henry Farrell
SNF Agora Institute of International Affairs
John Hopkins University

The thesis will be available from

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

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 1 December 2021
Time 12:30 - 14:30
Location Copenhagen Business School
Kilevej 14A
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: KS43

It will also be possible to attend the defence via Microsoft Teams at the following 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 // 19/11/2021