Department of Management

Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson

Professor, Centre Director

Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson
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Associate Professor

Research Area

Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson’s main research areas are strategic leadership and organization design. Her main focus area has been on the role of cognitive biases in strategic decision-making, and how these biases are reflected in leadership styles, seen as information processing profiles. Departing from an organization design and information processing view, she has investigated how various leadership styles match different levels of situational uncertainty. Methodologically, most of her studies have been either quantitative or based on simulation techniques. Special areas of interest are:

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Organization Design and Fit
  • Leadership and Cognition

Recently, her research has focused on understanding the role of emotions in group information processing behaviour. She is full-time involved in the UNIK project: 'MindLab'.

Academic Degrees

  • 2002: PhD, University of Southern Denmark
  • 1996: Master of Arts in Modern Languages and International Commerce, Odense University
  • 1991: 1er + 2ième degré des langues françaises, Université de Caen, France

Academic Experience

  • 2007-: Associate Professor, Aarhus School of Business
  • 2006-2007: Assistant Professor, Aarhus School of Business
  • 2002-2006: Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Department of Organization and Management (Maternity leave from February - November 2004 and August – November 2005)
  • 1998-2002: Doctoral Programme, Odense University, Department of Management (On leave as amanuensis in 1999)
  • 1999-2000: Amanuensis, Odense University, Department of Management
  • 1997-1998: Research Assistant, Odense University, Department of Management
  • 1995-1997: Part-time student job, Odense University, Department of Management

Other Academic Appointments

  • Member of the Product Development Group of EIASM (appointed by the EIASM Board)
  • Editor (along with Charles Snow, Rich Burton, Lex Donaldson and Bo Eriksen) on Organization Design: The Evolving State of the Art. Springer Publishers)
  • Ad hoc reviewer for Management Science
  • Ad hoc reviewer for Scandinavian Journal of Management
  • Ad hoc reviewer for Ledelse og Erhvervsøkonomi

Academic Awards and Honours

  • Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management, 2009
  • Runner up, OMT (Organizing and Management Theory) best paper, 2009
  • Honorary mentioning, Organization Science Winter Conference, 2009
  • Best Discussant Award, LOK Research Conference, 2002

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