Institut for Organisation

  • People and Organizing (PnO)

Kontor: KIL/14.A-3.55
E-mail: fb.ioa@cbs.dk
I have been studying organizations and work for more than two decades, with a specific focus on the development and management of people especially in knowledge intensive or professional organizational settings. The historical development of the relation between individual and organization, has been an enduring interest. Therefore themes within (Strategic) HRM, HRD, PM, OD, IR and OB have my attention.
I have been working ethnographically using an symbolic interactionist approach to understand the micro-foundations of institutional logics. For instance, the way professionals make sense of contradictory institutional logics of management in professional service firms (Bévort, 2012).
I am responsible for the administration and following analysis and publication of the Cranet survey, which explores the state of Danish HRM in all organizations with more than 100 employees (the survey is conducted in collaboration with 39 other countries).
I am currently working on a project with Katharina Pernkopf, WU on the academic-practitioner gap within HRM-research and practice.
Primære forskningsområder
Human Resource Management (HRM)
Employment Relations and Labour market theory
Management of Professional organizations and work
Symbolical interactionism (SI)
Institutional theory (NIT)
Curriculum Vitae
Sociale medier
Link til denne hjemmeside

Cand Merc/Soc HRM
Master of Business Development
Creative Business Processes


Kathrine Solgaard Sørensen for Ballisager, the project is called: Recruiting of emerging subjects - a process-theoretical exploration of ascertainment practices.

Udvalgte publikationer


Christensen J, Bévort, F., and Rasmussen, E. (2019), The Cranet survey – improving on a challenged research practice?, Contribution to special issue on Cranet-related comparative HRM-research of International Studies of Management and Organization (ISMO, Edited by Michael Morley).

Bévort, F., Darmer, P., & Muhr, S. L. (2018). Managing the Human in 21st Century Organizations: Developing a Critical and Performative Research Agenda for HRM-studies. Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization, 18(2), 209-220.

Hernes, T., & Bévort, F. (2018). Organisering i en verden i bevægelse. Samfundslitteratur

Bévort, F., & Suddaby, R. (2016). Scripting professional identities: how individuals make sense of contradictory institutional logics. Journal of Professions and Organization, 3(1), 17–38. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpo/jov007

Bévort, F., & Poulfelt, F. (2015). Human resource management in professional services firms: Too good to be true? transcending conflicting institutional logics. Zeitschrift Fur Personalforschung, 29(2), 102–130. https://doi.org/10.1688/ZfP-2015-02-Bevort


Publikationer sorteret efter:
Rikke Kristine Nielsen; Frans Bévort; Thomas Duus Henriksen; Anne-Mette Hjalager; Danielle Bjerre Lyndgaard / Navigating Leadership Paradox : Engaging Paradoxical Thinking in Practice.
Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter 2023, 214 s. (De Gruyter Transformative Thinking and Practice of Leadership and Its Development, Vol. 3)
Bog > peer review
Frans Bévort / The Role of Organisational Narrative in Continuity and Change of Organisations
I: A Research Agenda for Organisational Continuity and Change. red. /Tor Hernes; Miriam Feuls. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2023, s. 207-224 (Elgar Research Agendas)
Bidrag til bog/antologi
Thomas Duus Henriksen; Rikke Kristine Nielsen; Frans Bévort / A Design-based Approach to Exploring Learning Games for Managers’ Paradox Learning
Paper presented at 38th EGOS Colloquium 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
Frans Bévort; Stine Marie Lund Thorsen / HRM i Danmark i lyset af corona-pandemien : HR-funktionen i en ny og styrket position?.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2022, 80 s.
Thomas Duus Henriksen; Rikke Kristine Nielsen; Signe Vikkelsø; Frans Bévort; Mette Mogensen / A Paradox Rarely Comes Alone a Quantitative Approach to Investigating Knotted Leadership Paradoxes in SMEs
I: Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 37, Nr. 1, 3.2021
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Frans Bévort; Lotte Holck; Mette Mogensen / Critical Contextualized Studies of Human Resource Management
I: The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Approaches to Human Resource Management. red. /Emma Parry; Michael J. Morley; Chris Brewster. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2021, s. 71-95 (Oxford Handbooks)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Thomas Duus Henriksen; Signe Vikkelsø; Rikke Kristine Nielsen; Frans Bévort / From Managers’ Practical Problems to Complex Understandings : Three Approaches for Understanding the Development of Management Problems.
Paper presented at 37th EGOS Colloquium 2021, 2021
Paper > peer review
Frans Bévort; Arney Einarsdottir / Human Resource Management in the Nordic Context
I: The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Approaches to Human Resource Management . red. /Emma Parry ; Michael J. Morley ; Chris Brewster . Oxford : Oxford University Press 2021, s. 209-238
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Rikke Kristine Nielsen; Mette Mogensen; Frans Bévort; Thomas Duus Henriksen; Anne-Mette Hjalager; Danielle Bjerre Lyndgaard / Både & : Værktøjer til effektiv paradoksledelse.
København : Djøf Forlag 2020, 188 s.
Bog > peer review
Frans Bévort; Iben Sandal Stjerne / Multilevel Career Analysis in the Film Industry and Professional Service Firms : Exploring the Roles of Relations and Institutions in Bounding Careers.
I: The Routledge Companion to Career Studies. red. /Hugh Gunz; Mila Lazarova; Wolfgang Mayrhofer. Abingdon : Routledge 2020, s. 275-292 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Flere resultater ...(i alt 30 )
Oplæg, ledelse af professionelle
(January 6, 3 hours)
Cope Consulting/Kroager ApS
Oplæg om bæredygtig ledelse
(April 18, 1,5 hours)
Dynamisk HR netværk
Presentation on HRM
(September 20, 2,5 hours)

Presentation on matrix organizations
(November 2, 4 hours)


Dansk Industri 
Oplæg for DI HR-direktør netværk
2. september (4 timer) Gl. Vindinge
CBS Executive
Muligvis HRM-sommerskole
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CPH Business
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