Institut for Organisation


Kontor: KIL/14.A-4.95
Susana Borrás is Professor at the Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark. She holds a Masters Degree (UAB, Barcelona) and PhD Degree (EUI, Florence) in political science and sociology. She conducts research on the interaction between governance and innovation. Her research interests are on the following related topics: the governance of change and organizing of scale-up processes in socio-technical systems, the design of innovation policy and its instruments mix, the organizational strategies of legitimation in science and technology regulatory areas, and the organizational capacity and processes related to social learning and policy learning.
For more than two decades Susana Borrás has advised governments and institutions at international and national levels on matters of science, technology and innovation policy. She is currently member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV), and Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre for European Studies, Sciences-Po Paris, France. From 2013 to end-2016 was board member of the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. In 2010 she was member of the group of experts who conducted the mid-term evaluation of the EU’s FP7, which served as a basis for the political discussions that lead to the new EU’s framework, the so-called “Horizon 2020”. And in 2010-2014 was member of the Danish Research Policy Council, advising the Danish Minister and Parliament. She sits in the advisory board of six international peer reviewed scientific journals.
Primære forskningsområder
  • Governance of science and innovation
  • Organizing change in socio-technical systems
  • Innovation policy and innovation systems
  • Organizational capacity
  • Social and Policy Learning
  • Legitimacy of science and technology governance
Curriculum Vitae
Sociale medier
Link til denne hjemmeside
  • Regulation and Governance of Digital Business (BSc Digital Management)
  • Social Science Research Design and Methods (PhD course)
  • Business and European Governance (BSc European Business)



She supervises at Ph.D., Master thesis, and Bachelor thesis levels in the areas related to her teaching and research.

Udvalgte publikationer
  • Borrás, S. and Edquist, C. (2019): Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems and Instrument Choices. Monography forthcoming in 2019 Oxford University Press.
  • Borrás, S and Laatsit, M. (2019): Towards System Oriented Innovation Policy Evaluation? Evidence From EU28 Member States Accepted for publication at Research Policy.
  • Borrás, S and Seabrooke, L (eds) (2015): Sources of National Institutional Competitiveness. Oxford University Press.
  • Borrás, S and Højlund, S. (2015): “Evaluation and Policy Learning – The Learners’ Perspective”, in European Journal of Political Research vol 54 (1) pp. 99–120
  • Borrás, S and Edler, J. (eds) (2014) Editor): The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems. Explaining Change. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing.


Publikationer sorteret efter:
Susana Borrás; Kennet Lynggaard / Europa Kommissionen som metaguvernør af EU's beskæftigelsespolitik
I: Styr på beskæftigelsespolitikken: Metastyring af netværk, aktører og processer. . red. /Bodil Damgaard; Eva Sørensen. København : Djøf Forlag 2011, s. 319-336
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Susana Borrás; Jan Fagerberg; Charles Edquist / Introduction to Special Issue on Learning, Innovation Systems and Policy in Honour of Bengt-Åke Lundvall
I: Science and Public Policy, Vol. 38, Nr. 9, 2011, 2 s., s. 666-668
Leder > peer review
Susana Borrás / Policy Learning and Organizational Capacities in Innovation Policies
I: Science and Public Policy, Vol. 38, Nr. 9, 2011, s. 725-734
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Susana Borrás; Anders Ejrnæs / The Legitimacy of New Modes of Governance in the EU : Studying National Stakeholders' Support.
I: European Union Politics, Vol. 12, Nr. 1, 2011, s. 107-126
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Susana Borrás; B. Guy Peters / The Lisbon Strategy's Empowerment of Core Executives : Centralizing and Politicizing EU National Co-Ordination.
I: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 18, Nr. 4, 2011, s. 525-545
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Susana Borrás; Claudio M. Radaelli / The Politics of Governance Architectures : Creation, Change and Effects of the EU Lisbon Strategy.
I: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 18, Nr. 4, 2011, s. 463-484
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Susana Borrás; Stine Jessen Haakonsson / European Firms´ Reasons for Taking Part in Global Innovation Networks
Bruxelles : European Commission 2010, 10 s. (European Policy Brief: Objectives of the INGINEUS Research, Nr. 2)
Guy B. Peters; Susana Borrás / Governance and European Integration
I: Research Agendas in EU Studies. red. /M. Egan; N. Nugent; W. Paterson. London : Palgrave Macmillan 2010, s. 117-133
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Susana Borrás / Innovationspolitik og institutionel konkurrenceevne i danmark
I: Offentligt eller privat?: Historiske og aktuelle udfordringer i politik og økonomi. . red. /Lars Bo Kaspersen; Joachim Lund; Ole Helby Petersen. København : Djøf Forlag 2010, s. 23-36
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Rolf Annerberg ; Iain Begg; Helena Acherson; Susana Borrás; Arvid Hallen; Toivo Maimets; Riitta Mustonen; Hartmut Raffler; Jean-Pierre Swings; Kristiina Ylihonko / Interim Evaluation of the Seventh Framework Programme : Report of the Expert Group.
Brussels : European Commission 2010, 91 s.
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International Public Policy Association and the University of Padova
3 days of teaching at: “International Summer School in Public Policy 2019”. Teaching in Democratic governance, Policy Innovation and Learning”.

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