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
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  • 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:
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
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. 190-195 (Kvalitet og patientsikkerhed under covid-19, Vol. 1)
Bidrag til bog/antologi
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
Kirstine Zinck Pedersen / John Dewey on Public Office and Representative Democracy
I: European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, Vol. 7, Nr. 1, 1.2020, s. 75-95
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Kirstine Zinck Pedersen; Gerard de Vries; Klasien Horstman; Simone Bateman; Sylvie Allouche; Jérôme Goffette; Michela Marzano; Roma Harris; Nadine Wathen; Sally Wyatt / Section 2: Responsibility
I: Health, Technology and Society. red. /Andrew Webster; Sally Wyatt. : Palgrave Macmillan 2020, s. 75-134 (Health, Technology And Society)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Trine Pallesen; Kirstine Zinck Pedersen / Travelling Models of Fallible Man
Paper presented at 36th EGOS Colloquium 2020, 2020
Paper > peer review
Kirstine Zinck Pedersen; Anne Roelsgaard Obling / ‘It's all about Time’ : Temporal Effects of Cancer Pathway Introduction in Treatment and Care.
I: Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 246, 2.2020
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Master of Public Health, Copenhagen University
Master of Public Health, Copenhagen University
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