PhD defence: Cheryl Basil Sequeira

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Cheryl Basil Sequeira has submitted her thesis entitled: Port Business Development Digitalisation of Port Authority and Hybrid Governance Model

Fredag, 13 januar, 2023 - 13:00 to 15:00

PhD defence: Cheryl Basil Sequeira

The overall question addressed by this thesis was: ‘How can port authorities develop their business through digitalisation in the current port reform landscape?’ The overall contribution of this thesis is to present a hybrid governance model that includes the concept of value in the new digitalisation port. This thesis positions itself at a point where the port authorities in Nordic countries have started reforming themselves with the aim of transitioning to becoming corporate port authorities with business-like performance. The overall research question that this thesis examines, is ‘What is ‘value’ for a newly digitally transformed port authority under a governance model?”


Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Günter Prockl

Department of Digitalization

Copenhagen Business School


Secondary Supervisors:

Head of Department Carsten Ørts Hansen

Department of Operations Management

Copenhagen Business School


Assessment Committee:

Professor Britta Gammelgaard (Chair)

Department of Operations Management

Copenhagen Business School


Professor Peter V. Hall

Urban Studies and Geography

Simon Fraser University


Professor Dong-Wok Song

Shipping Management and Logistics

World Maritime University


The thesis will be available from


The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in FUHU - Faculty Club - Solbjerg Plads

Organised by

CBS PhD School


13 January 2023




Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: SPs13 VELUX Aud.


Sidst opdateret: Department of Operations Management // 11/07/2023