PhD defence: Viktor Avlonitis

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Viktor Avlonitis has submitted his thesis entitled: Essays on the Role of Modularity in Management: towards a unified perspective of modular and integral design

Tirsdag, 4 december, 2018 - 13:00 to 15:00

Through four essays the thesis explores the role of modularity, that is a general systems property with adaptive and evolutionary implications for organizations. With roots in the strategic management of technological innovation, modularity is increasingly adopted across other sub-fields of management studies. Drawing on service design from marketing and operations literature, the thesis provides with new insights regarding the effects of modular design in the context of tourism. Additionally, the thesis deconstructs arguments from information systems literature and draws an emerging agenda for the strategic management of technological innovation in the digital age focusing on the maritime industry. Finally, the thesis reconceptualizes the relationship of modular and integral design, creating a common frame of reference to support the cross-pollination of insights and guide future theorizing.
Primary Supervisor:
Professor MSO Juliana Hsuan
Department of Operations Management
Copenhagen Business School
Secondary Supervisor:
Head of Department Carsten Ørts Hansen
Department of Operations Management
Copenhagen Business School
Visiting Associate Professor Ingo Karpen
Department of Marketing
Copenhagen Business School
Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Leonardo Santiago
Department of Operations Management
Copenhagen Business School
Professor Ida Gremyr
Department of Technology Management and Economics
Chalmers University of Technology
Associate Professor Poul Kyvsgaard Hansen
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Aalborg University
The thesis will be available from

The Doctoral School of Business and Management will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in FUHU Faculty Club.

Date: 4 December 2018
Time: 13-15
Location: Copenhagen Business School, Solbjerg Plads 3, SPs13, 2000 Frederiksberg

Sidst opdateret: Communications // 08/10/2019