Department of Management

Toke Bjerregaard

Associate professor

Profile photoToke Bjerregaard
Associate professor
Department of Management

Postal address:
Fuglesangs Allé 4
2628, 309
8210 Aarhus V
Denmark

Email: toke@mgmt.au.dk
Mobile: +4593508367

Curriculum Vitae

Academic experience

  • Associate professor, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, 2015-
  • Assistant professor, Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, 2014-2015
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, 2010-2014
  • Doctoral research student, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, 2007-2010
  • Visiting scholar, Stanford University (Scancor), 2009
  • Research associate, International Danish Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA), 2006 
  • Research associate, Centre for Organizational Renewal and Evolution (CORE), ASB, July 2006-2007
  • MA Research Degree, Social Anthropology and Ethnography, Aarhus University, 2005
  • 2001 Studies at Lund University


Consultancy experience, e.g.:

  • 2006 Consultant for The Danish Industry Foundation (outlining large strategic research programmes)
  • 2006 Research-based evaluation for the Danish Strategic Research Council, (CORE)


Other work experience

  • Center for Evaluation, Aarhus County, 2002
  • Editing assistant, Aarhus University, Dept. of Social Anthropology and Ethnography

 

Teaching interests, e.g.:

  • Global management (e.g., MNC, IHRM, int. strategy and organization, global human resourcing and talent management, expatriates etc) (BSc course)
  • Strategy as Practice (MSc course)
  • Organization studies
  • Qualitative methods (BSc)
  • Teams (HD)

 

Research areas and interests 

Dedicating attention to the pluralistic character of organizations, I examine the strategies and practices mobilized by organizations and their multiple actors in navigating and managing institutional and cultural complexity. My research unravels the implications of this for the dynamics and functioning of organizations in a variety of empirical settings, including organizations in highly complex organizational fields, international professional service firms (e.g., architecture firms) and hybrids. Another interrelated line of research concentrates attention on the global careers and work of highly skilled professionals, particularly elucidating their modes of engaging the institutional and organizational contexts within which they operate and coordinating cross-border work. The research, in this vein, falls within the fields of international management and organization studies. It is often grounded in a theory of practice lens and engages in dialogue with institutional scholarship. A current project advances a strategy-as-practice approach to the study of strategizing in global business.


Theoretical areas

  • Organization and management theory
  • Practice theory (e.g., strategy as practice)
  • Institutional theory


Research topics
 (OMT and IM):

  • Managing, strategizing and organizing under institutional and cultural complexity (e.g., MNCs, public-private, social-business)
  • Global careers and professional work (IHRM, IM)

 

Publications

Publishing in journals such as: Organization Studies, British Journal of Management, European Management Journal, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Business Ethics, Technovation, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management

 

Referee activity 

Reviewing for e.g.: Academy of Management Review, Organization StudiesOrganization, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, International Journal of Human Resource Management, European Management Review, Technovation, Research Policy, Journal of Global Mobility, European Journal of Innovation Management, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, Cambridge University Press 

 

Editorial assignments 

Editorial board member at the European Management Journal Editorial Board, 2015-

  

For students (supervision):

I supervise students (BSc, MSc, PhD) within the broad fields of organization, management and organizational behavior, and in particular students of international business and management. I am interested in both mainstream thesis topics and projects that comprise unusual elements, such as a not very typical angle or conducted in unusual settings (recent examples include studies onboard of airplanes as operating units within an MNC, leading teams in an elite sports club, virtual leadership and communication in a search and rescue squadron of the royal air force or the international merger of professional cycling teams). In bachelor supervision, I usually provide you with the opportunity to choose to participate in seminars on thesis writing (colloquia with a small number of students) in addition to the ongoing individual supervision.  


Illustrative examples of recently supervised thesis topic areas include:

  • International business and management (e.g., international business negotiations, MNC strategy and organization, (S)IHRM, global human resourcing and talent management, cross-border leadership,  corporate entrepreneurship in the MNC, cross-border M&As, power and conflicts in MNCs, intra-branch diversity in the MNC, practice and knowledge transfer, international dimensions of organizational behavior, internationalization, strategies of navigating institutional voids/complexity in emerging markets)
  • Global careers and work (e.g., self-initiated expatriation, international assignments, boundaryless careers, distance management, global virtual teams, coordination of dispersed work, graduate trainee programs, repatriation)
  • Organization (e.g., organizational identity, change, culture, communication, compliance, M&As, institutional entrepreneurship) 
  • Organizational behavior (e.g., motivation, layoffs, leadership, teams)
  • Strategy as Practice (e.g., strategy workshops, open strategizing)
  • Public-private interaction (e.g., public-private innovation partnerships, networked urban meta-governance in face of wicked problems)
  • PhD supervision (e.g., strategy as practice in schools, contextualized expatriate research, digital transformation strategy in a practice-based perspective)  


Current projects, e.g.:

  • Strategy as Practice in Global Business (funded by starting grant)

 

Recent projects directed, e.g.:

  • Sustainable city strategizing and initiatives between government, business and civil society actors (e.g., Copenhagen, Seoul)
  • Global career mobility of highly skilled professionals (e.g., Denmark, Paris, London) and its institutional infrastructures
  • Int. creative professional service firms' strategies and practices of operating across institutional bounds
  • How social-business enterprises manage their hybrid nature

Publications

Understanding culture in international management: Functionalism, constructivism, and the emerging practice turn

Lauring, J., Bjerregaard, T. & Klitmøller, A., 2018, In : International Studies of Management and Organization. 48, 3, p. 264-276 13 p.

The twilight zone: Paradoxes of practicing reform

Bjerge, B. & Bjerregaard, T., 2017, In : Journal of Organizational Ethnography. 6, 2, p. 100-115 16 p.

Conflictual Practice Sharing in the MNC: A Theory of Practice Approach

Bjerregaard, T. & Klitmøller, A., 2016, In : Organization Studies. 37, 9, p. 1271-1295 25 p.

Practice transfer in MNCs: A process of tension and contestation

Bjerregaard, T., Linneberg, M. S. & Lauring, J., 2016, In : Critical Perspectives on International Business. 12, 2, p. 102-120 19 p.

Global Mobility

Selmer, J., Lauring, J. & Bjerregaard, T., 2015, SAGE Encyclopedia of Quality and the Service Economy. Dahlgaard-Park, S. M. (ed.). SAGE Publications, p. 255-257 3 p.

Activities

European Management Journal (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Editor)
1 Nov 2019

Human Relations (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Editor)
29 Oct 2019

European Management Journal (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Editor)
12 Oct 2019

Maasai Mara Science and Development Initiative- Symposium 2019: Sustainable development of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem in the coming decade

Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
26 Aug 2019

AU conference about partnerships for a sustainable future

Sebastian Öttl (Participant), Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
4 Feb 2019

European Management Journal (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Editor)
12 Jan 2019

AoM Showcase symposium: The Practice Turn in Management Studies - Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Toke Bjerregaard (Organizer), Kasper Elmholdt (Organizer), Violetta Splitter (Organizer), Richard Whittington (Speaker), Natalia Levina (Speaker), Davide Nicolini (Speaker), William B. Gartner (Speaker), Joseph Raelin (Speaker)
10 Aug 2018

Department of Management (Organisational unit)

Toke Bjerregaard (Member)
1 May 201825 May 2018

Organization Studies (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Editor)
25 Apr 2018

European Management Journal (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Editor)
20 May 2017

Cambridge University Press (Publisher)

Toke Bjerregaard (Editor)
15 Apr 2017

European Management Journal (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Editor)
25 Feb 2017

Organization Studies (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Editor)
5 Feb 2017

Organization Studies (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Editor)
10 Jan 2017

Organization Studies (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
15 Nov 2016

European Management Journal (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
1 Nov 2016

Technovation (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
20 May 2016

European Management Journal (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
10 May 2016

British Journal of Management (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
11 Apr 2016

Technovation (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
1 Feb 2016

Ethnographic studies of reform

Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
7 Dec 20158 Dec 2015

European Management Journal (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
19 Nov 2015

Organization (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
19 Oct 2015

Member of the European Management Journal Editorial Board (External organisation)

Toke Bjerregaard (Member)
1 May 2015 → …

Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014

Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
1 Aug 20145 Aug 2014

Organization Studies (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
1 Aug 2014

Human Relations (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
13 Jun 2014

Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
3 May 2014

Journal of Management Studies (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
2 Mar 2014

journal of global mobility (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
29 Jan 2014

British Journal of Management (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
10 Dec 2013

International Journal of Human Resource Management (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
10 Nov 2013

Journal of Global Mobility (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
21 Oct 2013

Organization Studies (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
15 Oct 2013 → …

Technovation (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
10 Sep 2013 → …

International Journal of Human Resource Management (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
1 Sep 2013 → …

Research Policy (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
1 Sep 2013 → …

Technovation (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
1 Sep 2013

Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2013

Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
9 Aug 201313 Aug 2013

Technovation (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
25 Mar 2013

Journal of Global Mobility (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
15 Feb 2013

European Management Review (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
Jan 2013

Human Relations (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
26 Oct 2012

American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, 2012

Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
Aug 2012

28th EGOS Colloquium 2012

Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
Jul 2012

Review: European Journal of Innovation Management

Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
20 May 2012

European Journal of Innovation Management (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
2012

american sociological association annual meeting

Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
Aug 2011

27th EGOS Colloquium 2011

Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
Jul 2011

Review AOM annual meeting

Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
15 Feb 2011

2010 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research

Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
Aug 2010

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
7 Aug 200912 Aug 2009

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
Aug 2009

Stanford

Toke Bjerregaard (Visiting researcher)
20 May 2009

Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
7 Aug 2008

European Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2008 (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Editor)
1 Jan 2008

Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Toke Bjerregaard (Participant)
7 Aug 2007

International Journal of Human Resource Management (Journal)

Toke Bjerregaard (Reviewer)
30 Apr 2001