PhD defence: Jonathan Feddersen

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Jonathan Feddersen has submitted his thesis entitled: The temporal emergence of social relations: An event-based perspective of organising

Onsdag, 16 december, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00

The thesis examines the emergence of social relations in the flow of time. I report findings from an ethnographic study of BLOX, a landmark building and innovation hub in Copenhagen focused on sustainable urban development, complemented by interviews and archival data. The dissertation develops an event-based theoretical perspective and methodological approach to study the mutual interplay between social actors’ enactment of situated events ‘in time’, and the emergent pattern of events ‘over time’. From an event-based perspective, I conceptualise social actors and their relations as trajectories of remembered past, ongoing present, and projected future events. Through studies of collaborative innovation and material temporality, I show how the event-based approach advances an understanding of the temporal emergence of social relations.
Primary Supervisor:

Professor Tor Hernes
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School
Secondary Supervisors:
Professor Silviya Svejenova Velikova
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School
Assessment Committee:
Professor Christian de Cock (Chair)
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School
Professor Jane Lê
Chair of Strategic Management
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
Professor Hans Berends
Professor of Innovation and Organization
School of Business and Economics
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The thesis will be available here
It will be possible to attend the defence via an online connection here

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

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 16 december
Time 10:00
Location Online


Sidst opdateret: Sekretariat for Ledelse og Kommunikation // 29/12/2020