Department of Business Development and Technology

Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson


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Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson


  • Department of Business Development and Technology
  • Department of Management - ICOA - Interdisciplinary Center for Organizational Architecture
Postal address:
Birk Centerpark 15
8001, 1407
Postal address:
Fuglesangs Allé 4
2610, S330
Aarhus V


Mobile: +4593508199

Phone: +4593508199, +4587166913


Ph.D. in Business Administration (4 February, 2003)
MA, Int. Business and Languages (August, 1999)

Current and previous positions held

2009-> MindLab Associate Professor, Aarhus University

2007: Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Center for Organizational Architecture, ICOA, and AU Herning. All at Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University.

2008-: Board Member of NOCA (Network of Corporate Academies)

2008: Docente at USI, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland

June 2006- October 2006: Part time (10%) Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Aarhus School of Business

2002-May 2006: Assistant Professor, Department of Management, University of Southern Denmark

1998-1999; 2000-2002: Doctoral student, Odense University

1999-2000: Lecturer, Odense University, Department of Management

1997-1998: Research Assistant, Odense University, Department of Management

Additional academic qualifications

2007-2010: Member of the Program Development Group at the European Institute for Advanced Studies of Management, EIASM
Co-organizer of numerous scientific workshops and conferences, e.g., 2012 Workshop on Information and Organization Design, EIASM; 2011 Workshop on Synchronization, Aarhus University; and several of the International Workshop on Organization Design, University of Southern Denmark and Aarhus University respectively
Co-founder and board member of the Organization Design Community, 2009
2014: Go Online - Kursus i Blended Learning for Professorer og Lektorer (CUL)
2014: Kollega- og PhD-vejledning (CUL)

Referee for:

Ad Hoc reviewer: Strategic Management Journal; Management Science; Organization Science; Academy of Management Journal
Associate Editor, Journal of Organization Design

Academic awards

AOM (Academy of Management) 2009: Runner up for best paper at OMT (Organization and Management Theory) division. AOM best paper proceedings, 2009
Honorary mentioning, Organization Science Winter Conference, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Best Best Discussant Award, LOK Research Centre, 2002

Research management experience

Coordinator for the Organizations project with a grant of 4 Million DKK for 5 years (2009-June 2014). The project is embedded in MindLab (, which is funded by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

Research area:

My research interests revolve around organizational design, organizational design and the impact of group emotions on decision making and information processing. Seeing organizations as information processing entities, I’m particularly interested in how micro-level information processing, such as group emotions, influence organizational information processing and decision making.

International collaboration

Professors Richard Burton and Arie Lewin, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Professor emeritus George P. Huber, University of Texas at Austin
Professor Linda Argote, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Clinical assistant professor Timothy N. Carroll, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
Professor emeritus Charles C. Snow, SMEAL College of Business, Penn State University


Cand. Polyt: Organisation Design and Human Resource Analytics
Cand. Merc: Leading Organisational Change
B.A.: Organisational Design
Ph.D.: EDEN course on Organisation Design