Institut for Organisation

Kirstine Zinck

Kontor: KIL/14.A-3.93

My research attends to the organizational, practical, and ethical implications of recent transformations of the public sector - and in particular to the assumptions and constitutive effects of quality and safety reforms in the healthcare sector. In my book Organizing Patient Safety: Failsafe Fantasies and Pragmatic Practices (2018, Palgrave) I inquire into the international preoccupation with patient safety and the faith in the possibility of creating failsafe organizations through system-improvements.

Current research projects include an ethnographic investigation into the introduction of clinical pathways in cancer treatment with specific attention to reconfigurations of clinical practice and medical reasoning (supported by the Danish Cancer Society) and an examination of medical professionalism from an ‘ethics of office’ perspective (supported by the Velux Foundation). Conceptually, I combine an engagement with American pragmatism, primarily John Dewey, with a wider interest in practical philosophy, classic organization theory, and medical sociology.


Primære forskningsområder
  • Healthcare organization, clinical work, medical reasoning and the office of medicine
  • Risk, safety and quality management
  • Public sector reform and change  
  • American pragmatism, primarily John Dewey 
  • Philosophy of science and qualitative methodology
Link til denne hjemmeside
  • Change Management, MSc in Business Administration and Psychology (Cand. Merc. Psyk.)
  • The Organization of Healthcare Innovation, MSc in Business Administration and Innovation in Health Care (IHC)
  • Management of Reform and Change, Master of Public Governance, CBS Executive Master programme
  • Qualitative Methods and Philosophy of Science, BSc in Business Administration and Project Management, CBS (HA Pro)
  • The Health Care Innovation Project, MSc in Business Administration and Innovation in Health Care (IHC)
Publikationer sorteret efter:
Dane Pflueger; Kirstine Zinck Pedersen / Assembling Homo Qualitus : Accounting for Quality in the UK National Health Service.
I: European Accounting Review, 1.3.2022
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Kirstine Zinck Pedersen; Anja Svejgaard Pors / Discretionary Responses in Frontline Encounters : Balancing Standardization with the Ethics of Office.
I: Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 5.3.2022
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Anne Mette Møller; Kirstine Zinck Pedersen; Anja Svejgaard Pors / The Bureaucratic Ethos in Street-Level Work : Revitalizing Weber’s Ethics of Office.
I: Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, Vol. 5, Nr. 2, 6.2022, s. 151-163
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Kirstine Zinck Pedersen; Jessica Mesman / A Transactional Approach to Patient Safety : Understanding Safe Care as a Collaborative Accomplishment.
I: Journal of Interprofessional Care, Vol. 35, Nr. 4, 7.2021, s. 503-513
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Kirstine Zinck Pedersen; Paul du Gay / COVID-19 and the Flexibility of the Bureaucratic Ethos
I: Organising Care in a Time of Covid-19: Implications for Leadership, Governance and Policy. . red. /Justin Waring; Jean-Louis Denis; Anne Reff Pedersen; Tim Tenbensel. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2021, s. 99-120 (Organizational Behaviour in Healthcare)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Kirstine Zinck Pedersen / Economic Responsibilization of the Medical Profession : A History of Office-based Accountability in Danish Healthcare.
Abstract from 15th Conference of the European Sociological Association. ESA 2021, 2021
Konferenceabstrakt til konference
Kirstine Zinck Pedersen / Organisering af patientsikkerhed under covid-19 : Risikomanageres erfaringer.
I: Kvalitet og patientsikkerhed under covid 19: Bind 1. Håb er ikke en strategi. . red. /Inge Kristensen; Mickael Bech; Nanna Kure-Biegel; Jan Mainz. Frederiksberg : Dansk Selskab for Patientsikkerhed 2021, s. 190-201 (Kvalitet og patientsikkerhed under covid-19, Vol. 1)
Bidrag til bog/antologi
Anja Svejgaard Pors; Kirstine Zinck Pedersen; Peter Kjær / The Patient : Citizen, Consumer and Partner in Health Governance.
I: Citizen Categories in the Danish Welfare State: From the Founding Epoch to the Neoliberal Era. . red. /Jesper Vestermark Køber; Niklas Olsen; Heidi Vad Jønsson. Odense : Syddansk Universitetsforlag 2021, s. 135-160
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Sarah Wadmann; Kirstine Zinck Pedersen / Den økonomisk ansvarlige læge i krisetider : Konstituering af lægerollen i 1930erne og 1970erne.
I: Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, Vol. 22, Nr. 3, 2020, s. 72-88
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Paul du Gay; Kirstine Zinck Pedersen / Discretion and Bureaucracy
I: Discretion and the Quest for Controlled Freedom. red. /Tony Evans; Peter Hupe. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2020, s. 221-236
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
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Master of Public Health, Copenhagen University
Master of Public Health, Copenhagen University
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