Institut for Organisation

  • WETO – Work, Expertise, Technology and Organization
Peter Holm
Ph.d. fellow

Kontor: KIL/14.A-4.41
peter holm jacobsen

I use ethnographic methods, interviews, and policy analysis to study work, governance and expertise in organizations and projects, and the organization of markets and architectural competitions aimed at solving societal problems. 

Currently, I am employed as an Assistant Professor, partly funded by the project ‘Green transition through the dynamics of problematizations’, which is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. In collaboration with colleagues from Aalborg University, DTU, and CBS, the project investigates the role of the state in valuing energy resources in Denmark. (link). Within the project, I study current valuation practices, governance and resource making, with a specific focus on biogas and Power-to-X, by analyzing policy documents, interviews, and observations of meetings and seminars at the Danish Energy Agency. 

During my postdoctoral project ‘Organizing Energy Consumption’ (2016-2020) funded by EUDP (link) and I-REMB ( link ), I represented CBS in two work packages of the smart grid project EcoGrid 2.0. This demonstration project developed a market solution to address the challenge of fluctuating electricity production in the Danish electricity grid. As a part of my involvement in the demonstration project, I conducted ethnographic studies on how engineers constructed the marked for flexible electricity consumption. Additionally, I conducted ethnographic studies on Bornholm, which included interviews with participants in the smart grid project, as well as several months of observations of repair work conducted by field technicians. The results of this research project have been disseminated to the public (link) and published in venues within science and technology studies (STS), market studies, energy research, and work and employment studies. 

I am also currently collaborating with colleagues from the Department of Accounting at CBS in studying the Danish Hospital Programme. As a part of my PhD at Roskilde University, I conducted ethnographic studies of dialogue-based architectural competitions. The findings of this research have been disseminated to the public (link) and published in my PhD thesis, a book, book chapters, and journals within the fields of accounting, architectural research, organization, and management. 

I serve as the editor of the podcast series ‘Organisationers Verden’ (link)  with Marianne Benfeldt Kellmann and Emil Husted. 

Primære forskningsområder
  • Organization of electricity markets and architectural competitions
  • Public governance in healthcare and energy transition 
  • Project governance in the Danish Hospital Programme 
  • Resource making in energy transition (biogas, Power-to-X) 
  • Valuation within architectural practices and energy transition 
  • Sociology of work, invisible work, articulation work, and repair work 
  • Qualitative methodology, qualitative interviews, policy analysis, and ethnography  
Link til denne hjemmeside
  • Organisationsanalyse (HA almen)
  • Organisations teori (HA Europæisk Business)
  • Organisering i teori og praksis (HD1

I have supervised projects at HA project management (first year projects and bachelor projects) since the bachelor program was established.

Master thesis (within my research areas)

Udvalgte publikationer
  • Jacobsen, P. H., Tryggestad, K., & Harty, C. (2021). Design as redesign in the case of architectural competitions: the role of design visualisations and juries. Culture and Organization, 27(1), 51-70.
  • Pallesen, T., & Jacobsen, P. H. (2021). Demonstrating a flexible electricity consumer: keeping sight of sites in a real-world experiment. Science as Culture, 30(2), 172-191.
  • Iuel-Stissing, J., Pallesen, T., Karnøe, P., & Jacobsen, P. H. (2020). Governing system transitions in the context of scattered agency: Flexibility, action, and ecologies of epistemic equipment. Energy Research & Social Science, 69, 101730.
  • Pallesen, T., & Jacobsen, P. H. (2018). Articulation work from the middle—a study of how technicians mediate users and technology. New Technology, Work and Employment, 33(2), 171-186.
  • Pallesen, T., & Jacobsen, P. H. (2018). Solving infrastructural concerns through a market reorganization: A case study of a Danish smart grid demonstration. Energy research & social science, 41, 80-88.
  • Kreiner, K., & Jacobsen, P.H. (2012). Dialog og Konkurrence: Eksperimenter med nye arkitektkonkurrenceformer. Copenhagen. Samfundslitteratur. 
  • Kreiner, K., Jacobsen, P. H., & Jensen, D. T. (2011). Dialogues and the problems of knowing: Reinventing the architectural competition. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 27(1), 160-166.
Publikationer sorteret efter:
Ask Greve Johansen; Jens Iuel-Stissing; Peter Holm Jacobsen / Articulated Expertise Assembling Energy Transition : The Case of Biogas.
Paper presented at 38th EGOS Colloquium 2022, 2023
Paper > peer review
Trine Pallesen; Peter Holm Jacobsen / Demonstrating a Flexible Electricity Consumer : Keeping Sight of Sites in a Real-world Experiment.
I: Science as Culture, Vol. 30, Nr. 2, 6.2021, s. 172-191
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Peter Holm Jacobsen; Kjell Tryggestad; Chris Harty / Design as Redesign in the Case of Architectural Competitions : The Role of Design Visualisations and Juries.
I: Culture and Organization, Vol. 27, Nr. 1, 1.2021, s. 51-70
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Jens Iuel-Stissing; Trine Pallesen; Peter Karnøe; Peter H. Jacobsen / Governing System Transitions in the Context of Scattered Agency : Flexibility, Action, and Ecologies of Epistemic Equipment.
I: Energy Research & Social Science, Vol. 69, 11.2020
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Peter H. Jacobsen; Trine Pallesen / Repairing the Smart Grid : A Study of How Local and Post Local Repair Work Connect ICT Systems, Users and Smart Technologies.
Paper presented at 36th EGOS Colloquium 2020, 2020
Paper > peer review
Kjell Tryggestad; Chris Harty; Peter Holm Jacobsen / Bringing the Building Back In : Implications for Studying Organizations.
I: Context in Action and How to Study It: Illustrations from Health Care. . red. /Ninna Meier; Sue Dopson. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2019, s. 104-121
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Peter H. Jacobsen; Trine Pallesen; Jakob Schytte Jørgensen; Peter Buhler / Customer Comfort When Delivering Flexibility to Aggregators (Comfort)
Frederiksberg : Ecogrid 2019, 26 s.
Peter H. Jacobsen; Trine Pallesen / Customers' Willingness and Ability to Offer Flexibility
Frederiksberg : Ecogrid 2019, 24 s.
Erik Axel; Janni Berthou Hermansen; Peter H. Jacobsen / The Aesthetic as an Aspect of Praxis : Architectural Design as a Cooperative Endeavor .
I: Outlines. Critical Practice Studies, Vol. 20, Nr. 1, 2019, s. 26-46
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Trine Pallesen; Peter H. Jacobsen / Articulation Work from the Middle : A Study of How Technicians Mediate Users and Technology.
I: New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol. 33, Nr. 2, 7.2018, s. 171-186
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
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