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Torben Andersen

Associate Professor

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Torben Andersen

Associate Professor

  • Department of Business Development and Technology
Type of address: Postal address.
Birk Centerpark 15
8001, 1309

Email: toa@btech.au.dk

Mobile: +4593508705


Nationality: Danish

Born in Roedovre, Copenhagen 1963.

Married to nurse Tine Gleichman Pelsen

Children: 2 sons, Kristoffer G. Andersen, 20 years old and Karl Frederik G. Andersen, 15 years old and 1 daughter, Selma R. Andersen, 12 years old.

Language proficiency

British Full professional
German Limited
French and
Spanish Elementary
Chinese 3 words


1982 General Certificate. Mathematics and social science. Schneekloth State Highschool

1985 Bachelor's degree (B.Sc.). Copenhagen Business School

1989 22nd Essex Summer School, UK

1989 Master of Science degree (M.Sc.) Copenhagen Business School

1995 Ph.D. - degree, on the dissertation: "Organisational Change in Danish Banking -
the Development of New Employment Relations". Copenhagen Business School.


1989            Ph.D.-student – Copenhagen Business School.
1992            EU Research Fellowship (Human Capital Mobility Programme), at University of
                    Warwick, Industrial Relations Research Unit. UK. (12 months).
1993-1994  Research fellow Copenhagen Business School and University of Aalborg
1995            Assistant professor, Department of Organization & Management, The Aarhus
                    School of Business (ASB)
1999-03      Associate professor, Department of Organization & Management, ASB.
2003-06      Associate professor, Department of Organization & Management, University of
                    Southern Denmark, Campus Odense
2006-09      Director, Center for Technology, Economics and Management, Technical
                    University of Denmark 2009-17      Head of Campus and Department, Department of Leadership and Corporate                     Strategy, University of Southern Denmark, Campus Slagelse
2017->       Associate professor, Aarhus University Department of Business Development and                   Technology


1995        Coordinator of the banking case-studies in IREC-network. Head of project:    
                University of Warwick, Industrial Relations Research Unit, financed by: EU, DG V.

1996        Head of the human resource management research group, Department of
                Organization & Management, The Aarhus School of Business.

1998        Member of Faculty Board, Aarhus School of Business.
1999        Head of Department (HoD), Department of Organization & Management, Aarhus
                School of Business.

2000        Member of the research council, Aarhus School of Business.
2003        In charge of the evening MBA-programme (in Organisation and Management)
                and of the development of new diploma degrees at University of Southern

2003->   Chair on Ph.D. committees (internal as well as external). Chair on assistant and
                associate professor positions.

2004-06   Head of Department (HoD) Department of Organization, University of Southern
                 Denmark, Campus Odense.

2007->    Advisory Board Member, Department of International Business, San Francisco
                State University.

2008        Representing Technical University of Denmark in national committee on
                establishing metrics for scientific publishing standards, The Danish Ministry of

Teaching areas

- Human Resource Management
- Organizational Theory
- Change Management
- International Human Resource Management
- International Management

Teaching experiences

1991->       Undergraduate course
1992->       Graduate courses
1994 ->      Supervisor on final dissertations (MA).
1996->       Teacher on master courses and
                    final dissertations
1999->       Supervisor for Ph.D.-students and teacher on the MBA-programme, The Aarhus
                   School of Business, University of Southern Denmark.
2000           San Francisco State University (postgraduate, evening courses, downtown SF)
2000->       The MBA in Management of Technology (MMT), Aalborg University, Denmark
                    (workshop on management)
2002           The University of Auckland (undergraduate graduate courses and MBA-

Faculty development

1995-97      Pedagogical courses for assistant professors (in Danish)

1998            International Faculty development program, University of Colorado, at Denver
2000            Annual summer workshop for the development of intercultural coursework at
                    colleges and universities, University of Hawai’i, Honolulu, CIBER, June, 21-30.

2000->       Various professional development workshops at Academy of Management and
                   Western Academy of Management (US).

Teaching experinces (outside universities)

- The diploma in management for Danish health sector employees (doctors and nurses)
- The management diploma for engineers at Odense Technical University College
- The Danish Bankers Academy (middle managers), Skanderborg
- The Association of Danish Lawyers and Economists, DJØF, Summer University (in charge of
the management track).
- Shorter in-company courses

External activities

- Regional Editor (Northern Europe) on European Journal of International Management
- Reviewer for:

o Human Resource Management (Wiley)

o Human Resource Management Review

o Scandinavian Journal of Management

o Journal of Change Management

o Danish and foreign publishing companies (Pearson Education, Palgrave MacMillan

- Editor of The Danish HRM-handbook, +10 years, Publisher: BørsenForum
- Consultancy, seminars and talks for Danish organizations and companies
- Member of VL15 (Western Sealand).
- Board member: Slagelse Gymnasium and Selandia Erhvervsskoler
- Board member: Slagelse Business Council and Visit Vestsjælland

Foreign assignments

1993        EU Human Capital Mobility Fellow, University of Warwick, (12 months)

2001        Visiting Ass. Professor, San Francisco State University (6 months)

2002        Visiting Ass. Professor, University of Auckland (7 months)
2005->   Shorter stays at San Francisco State University (SFSU) and Auckland University of
               Technology (AUT). 
2016       Johann von Spix visting professor, Otto-Friedrich-Universität BambergLehrstuhl für               Betriebswirtschaftslehre (6 months).