Institut for Organisation

  • People and Organizing (PnO)

Kontor: KIL/14.A-4.51
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+45 3153 8844
E-mail: nmm.ioa@cbs.dk

My research focuses on identity work in organisations, career dynamics and gender in academia, the sociology of professions and power and qualitative methodology and analysis. My keen interest in qualitative methodology and analysis has culminated in the publication of several books, including the co-edited SAGE anthology, Qualitative Analysis: Eight Approaches for the Social Sciences from 2020 (click here).

Recently, I have concluded a research project examining the influence of bureaucratic principles, market values and psychological norms in the interactions between citizens and professionals in public organisations. This inquiry has led to the publication The Power of Citizens and Professionals in Welfare Encounters: The Influence of Bureaucracy, Market, and Psychology published with Manchester University Press (click here for details), along with numerous articles featured in British Journal of Sociology (2019), Journal of Classical Sociology (2020) and Symbolic Interaction (2021).

I am currently engaged in two research projects: The Danish Power Inquiry (Magtudredningen) and a study focusing on career trajectories and gender dynamics in academia. The latter involves a comprehensive analysis of interviews with 200 professors and associate professors from social science departments in Denmark. The first article departing from this project is published in Current Sociology (2024).

I chair the CBS Professors' Association and serve as a board member at the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) and the Danish Center for Social Science Research (VIVE).

Primære forskningsområder
  • Identities, Organizations and Power
  • Career and gender in Academia
  • Professions and Power
  • Micro Sociology
  • Qualitative Methodology and Analysis
Curriculum Vitae
Sociale medier
Link til denne hjemmeside
  • Analysis of qualitative data (PhD)
  • Methdologies in Social Science (MPG)
  • A series of workshops for Master students at HRM and Cand merc psyk 

PhD Supervision:

  • Alexandrina Schmidt (Department of Organization, CBS) (ongoing)
  • Anne Bitsch, (Center for Gender Research, University of Oslo) (completed in 2019)
  • Maria Bøgeskov (Department of Sociology, Copenhagen University/SFI) (completed in 2018)
  • Maya Christiane Flensborg Jensen (Department of Organization, CBS) (completed in 2017)
  • Ida Helene Asmussen (Faculty of Law, Copenhagen University) (completed in 2013)
  • Kristian Fahnøe (Department of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University) (completed in 2013)
  • Anette Lykke Hindhede (Danish School of Education, Aarhus University) (completed in 2010)


PhD Assesment Committees:

  • Betina Riis Asplin, Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway (presently)
  • Cecilie Sudland, Faculty of Social Science, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway (grad. 2023)
  • Line Jenhaug, Department of Health, Social and Welfare Studies, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway (grad. 2020)
  • Veronica Haug, Faculty of Social Science, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway (grad. 2018)
  • Mathilde Cecchini, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University (grad. 2018)
  • Lars E.F. Johannesen, Centre for the study of professions, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway (grad. 2018)
  • Jeanette Skoglund, RKBU, The Arctic University of Norway, Norway (grad. 2018)
  • Anne-Stine Røberg, HiOA, University of Oslo, Norway (grad. 2018)
  • Ida Solvang, sosialt arbeid og sosialpolitikk, HiOA, University of Oslo, Norway (grad. 2017)
  • Ingeborg Grønning, Institutt for sosiologi og statsvitenskab, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU), Norway (grad. 2017)
  • Tone Jørgensen, Fakultet for sammfundsvitenskab, Nord Universitet, Norway (grad. 2016)
  • Søren Skaarup, Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark (grad. 2016)
  • Erik Eriksson, School of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University, Sweden (grad. 2015)
  • Janne Solberg, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Norway (grad. 2014)
  • Grit Niclasson, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Aalborg University (grad. 2014)
  • Gunhild Tøndel, Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway (grad. 2014)
  • Jørgen Jeppesen, Health, Man and Society, University of Southern Denmark (grad. 2013)
  • Claus Brygger Jacobi, The Department of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University (grad. 2013)
  • Ninna Meier, Business and Social Science, Department of Business Administration, Aarhus University (grad. 2013)
  • Kjetil G. Lundberg, Department of Sociology, Bergen University (grad. 2012)
  • Anders Kruse Ljungdalh, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University (grad. 2011)
  • Turid Rødne, Department of Sociology, the Artic University of Norway, Norway (grad. 2009)
  • Marie Østergaard, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University (grad. 2009)
Udvalgte publikationer
  • Mik-Meyer, N. & Haugaard, M. (2021) Performance of Agency in Real-life Encounters, Symbolic Interaction, 44(3): 504-532.
  • Mik-Meyer, N. & Haugaard, M. (2020) The performance of citizen’s and organisational authority, Journal of Classical Sociology, 20(4): 309-334.
  • Mik-Meyer, N. & Silverman, D. (2019) Agency and clientship in public encounters: Co-constructing ‘neediness’ and ‘worthiness’ in shelter placement meetings, British Journal of Sociology, 70(5): 1640-1660.
  • Mik-Meyer, N. (2017) The Power of Citizens and Professionals in Welfare Encounters: The Influence of Bureaucracy, Market and Psychology. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Mik-Meyer, N. (2016) Othering, ableism and disability: A discursive analysis of co-workers’ construction of colleagues with visible impairments, Human Relations, 69(6): 1341-1363.
  • Mik-Meyer, N. (2016) Disability and ‘care’: Managers, employees and colleagues with impairments negotiating the social order of disability, Work, Employment and Society, 30(6): 984-999. 
  • Mik-Meyer, N. (2015) Gender and disability: Feminising male employees with visible impairments in Danish work organisations, Gender, Work & Organization, 22(6): 579-595. 
Publications List
Publikationer sorteret efter:
Nanna Mik-Meyer / Aktivisme, selvcensur og ytringsfrihed i uddannelsessektoren
Aarhus : Institut for Statskundskab, Aarhus Universitet 2024 (Magtudredningen 2.0: Essay-serien, Vol. Tema 12)
Udgivelser på nettet - Net-publikation
Margaretha Järvinen; Nanna Mik-Meyer / Giving and Receiving : Gendered Service Work in Academia.
I: Current Sociology, 17.1.2024
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Margaretha Järvinen; Nanna Mik-Meyer / Turning Social Capital Into Scientific Capital : Men’s Networking in Academia.
I: Work, Employment and Society, 6.3.2024
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Nanna Mik-Meyer; Margaretha Järvinen / Turning Social Capital into Scientific Capital : Men’s Networking in Academia.
Paper presented at 39th EGOS Colloquium 2023, 2023
Paper > peer review
Malene Lue Kessing; Nanna Mik-Meyer / Negotiating Mental Illness across the Lay-professional Divide : Role Play in Peer Work Consultations.
I: Sociology of Health and Illness, Vol. 44, Nr. 4-5, 4.2022, s. 815-829
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Nanna Mik-Meyer / Dilemmas in University Management : The Case of Copenhagen Business School.
I: How to Lead Academic Departments Successfully. red. /Adam Lindgreen; Alan Irwin; Flemming Poulfelt; Thyra Uth Thomsen. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2021, s. 211-225 (How To Guides)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Nanna Mik-Meyer; Mark Haugaard / Performance of Agency in Real-life Encounters : Turning Unequal Power and Structural Constraint into Collaboration.
I: Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 44, Nr. 3, 8.2021, s. 504-532
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Nanna Mik-Meyer / Sensitizing Concepts in Studies of Homelessness and Disability
I: Doing Human Service Ethnography. red. /Katarina Jacobsson; Jaber Gubrium. : Policy Press 2021, s. 67-82
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Margaretha Järvinen; Nanna Mik-Meyer / Analysing Qualitative Data in the Social Science
I: Qualitative Analysis: Eight Approaches for the Social Sciences. . red. /Margaretha Järvinen; Nanna Mik-Meyer. London : SAGE Publications 2020, s. 1-28
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Nanna Mik-Meyer / Multimethod Qualitative Research
I: Qualitative Research. red. /David Silverman. London : SAGE Publications 2020, s. 357-374
Bidrag til bog/antologi
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