PhD defence: Tomaz Sedej

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Tomaz Sedej has submitted his thesis entitled:   Blockchain technology and inter-organizational relationships

Torsdag, 9 september, 2021 - 13:00 to 15:00

Tomaz Sedej

The thesis explores the potential of enterprise blockchain technology and its implications for inter-organizational relationships (IORs) focusing particularly on inter-organizational management accounting and control practices. It consists of three independent, yet interconnected research papers. The first paper reviews literatures from four pertinent areas of IORs, with the explicit objective to synthesize extant knowledge about these topics, and discuss the potential implications of blockchain in each of these areas. The second paper discusses how and why organizations voluntarily engage in the process of technology standardization through collective action on an industry level. The third paper explores the process of building collaboration, focusing particularly on specific blockchain system configurations with implications for the system’s governance and transaction hazards.
Primary Supervisor:

Visiting Professor Henri Dekker
Department of Accounting
Copenhagen Business School
Secondary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Morten Holm
Department of Accounting
Copenhagen Business School
Assessment Committee:
Visiting Associate Professor Pall Rikhardsson (Chair)
Department of Accounting
Copenhagen Business School
Professor Alnoor Bhimani
London School of Economics
Associate Professor Ariela Caglio
Universitá Bocconi

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 at Solbjerg Plads (3rd floor - above the canteen).

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 9 September 2021
Time 13:00-15:00

Copenhagen Business School

Solbjerg Plads 

2000 Frederiksberg

Room: SPs03 Novo Nordisk Aud.
It will also be possible to attend the defence via Microsoft Teams at the following link:
*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!


Sidst opdateret: Sekretariat for Ledelse og Kommunikation // 18/08/2021