Institut for Organisation

  • Centre for Public Organization, Value and Innovation (POVI)

Kontor: KIL/14.A-4.54
E-mail: up.ioa@cbs.dk

My research focuses on how digital technologies transform various aspects of work and professional relations. I am striving to develop a nuanced position that neither overlooks nor overestimates the role of new technologies; ’the digital revolution’ does not revolutionize all aspects of organizing. I both do empirical studies of what happens to professional relations when work processes are digitized, and I pursue a research agenda exploring what happens to bureaucratic structures, accountability and professional relations in digitized public sector organizations.

Primære forskningsområder
Digital organizing
Digital organizing and changing professions
Communication technologies and communication in organizations
Digital technologies and strategy
Administrative opgaver
Program director, BA and MA in Business Administration and Psychology
Chair of the local organizing committee of the EGOS 32nd Colloquium at CBS in 2017
Editor of Public Governance Research (associated with the Master in Public Governance program).
Curriculum Vitae
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Communication and leadership (Master of Public Governance)


Jack Jones (IOA, 2019-): Opening up disruption: a study of fintech in the Danish financial sector

Cecilie Kampmann (IOA, 2017-): Short of time: Organization, work and technology among the kinetic elite

Emil Krastrup Husted (IOA, 2014-17): There is always an alternative: A study of control and commitment in political organization

Andreas Kamstrup (IOA, 2012-17): Crowdsourcing and the architectural competition as organisational technologies

Jacob Brogaard-Kay (secondary supervisor) (IOA, 2012-15): Constituting Performance Management. A field study of a Pharmaceutical Company.

Mie Plotnikov (secondary supervisor) (IOA, 2014-15): Challenges of Collaborative Governance – An Organizational Discourse Study of Public Managers’ Struggles with Collaboration across the Daycare Area

Lone Christensen (secondary supervisor) (MPP, 2014-): En kvalificering af proceskonsulenters arbejde med strategi-implementering

Andre undervisningsaktiviteter
Program director, BA and MA in Business Administration and Psychology
Course coordinator, The Digital Organization
Course coordinator in Digitalization, Organization and Management (Master of Public Governance)


Udvalgte publikationer
  • 2018: ’The transformation of work in digitized public sector organizations’ in Journal of Organizational Change Management (online first) (with Lise Justesen and Cecilie Glerup)

  • 2017: 'Spaces of open-source politics: Physical and digital conditions for political organization' in Organization 24(5) (with Emil Husted)

  • 2016: ‘Digital Technologies and a Changing Profession: New Management Devices, Practices and Power Relations in News Work’ in Journal of Organizational Change Management 29 (7)

  • 2015: ‘Strategy and New Media: A research agenda’ in Strategic Organization 13 (2) 

  • 2013: Researching Virtual Worlds – Methodologies for Studying Emergent Practices (ed.)(with Louise Phillips). Routledge.

  • 2013: ‘Virtual Worlds as Emerging Cyber-Hybrids: Accounting for the Travel between Research Sites with Actor-Network-Theory’ in Researching Virtual Worlds – Methodologies for Studying Emergent Practices (eds). Plesner & Phillips). Routledge.

  • 2012: ‘Before Stabilization: Communication and non-standardization of 3D models in the building industry’ in Information, Communication and Society [with Maja Horst]

  • 2011: ‘Studying sideways – displacing the problem of power in research interviews with sociologists and journalists’ in Qualitative Inquiry 17(7)

  • 2009: An Actor-Network Perspective on Changing Work Practices: Communication technologies as actants in newswork. Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism, 10(5).
Publikationer sorteret efter:
Ursula Plesner; Emil Husted / Digital Organizing : Revisiting Themes in Organization Studies.
London : Red Globe Press 2020, 272 s.
Bog > peer review
Ursula Plesner; Lise Justesen / Managerial Work with Digitalization : A Multi-Sited Ethnographic Approach to Data and Data-Driven Management in Practice.
I: The Routledge Companion to Anthropology and Business. red. /Raza Mir; Anne-Laure Fayard. New York : Routledge 2020, s. 258-277 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Marketing)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Ib T. Gulbrandsen; Ursula Plesner; Elena Raviola / New Media and Strategy Research : Towards a Relational Agency Approach.
I: International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 22, Nr. 1, 1.2020, s. 33-52
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Ursula Plesner / Reassembling Cultural Journalism in the Digital Age
I: Technology and Creativity: Production, Mediation and Evaluation in the Digital Age. . red. /Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen; Barbara Slavich; Mukti Khaire. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2020, s. 211-238
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Lise Justesen; Ursula Plesner / From Sequentiality to Simultaneousness : Making Organizations Digitizable.
Paper presented at 14th Organization Studies Workshop, 2019
Paper > peer review
Lise Justesen; Ursula Plesner / Visibility and New Managerial Work in Digitalized Organizations
Paper presented at 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
Lise Justesen; Ursula Plesner / Fra skøn til algoritme : Digitaliseringsklar lovgivning og automatisering af administrativ sagsbehandling.
I: Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, Vol. 20, Nr. 3, 2018, s. 9-23
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Lise Justesen; Ursula Plesner / Making Organizations Digitizable : From Discretion to Automation of Decisions.
Paper presented at The 10th International EIASM Public Sector Conference, 2018
Paper > peer review
Ursula Plesner; Lise Justesen / Merproduktion af målbarhed : Synlighed og nye ledelsesopgaver.
I: Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, Vol. 20, Nr. 4, 2018, s. 109-115
Kommentar/debat > peer review
Ursula Plesner; Lise Justesen / New Accountabilities and Visibilities in Street Level Bureaucracies
Abstract from DASTS Conference 2018, 2018
Konferenceabstrakt til konference > peer review
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