Short CV/Education and training

Current employment

    Professor of Organization and Management Theory, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark


  • 2001
    Master degree in social and health policy, McGill University, 2001

  • 1996
    Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours, in anthropology and social studies of medicine, McGill University

    Danish origin and schooling prior to university

Selected publications

  • Boxenbaum, E. 2020. Book review. Alaric Bourgoin. Les Équilibristes. Une ethnographie du conseil en management. Organization Studies, 41(8): 1201-1207.

  • Boxenbaum, E. 2020. Conceptual metaphors in micro-foundations of institutional theory. Special issue on “Microfoundations of institutions” (Eds.: Patrick Haack, Jost Sieweke & Lauri Wessel). Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 65B, 299-316.

  • Colombero, S., & Boxenbaum, E. 2019. Authentication as institutional maintenance work. Journal of Management Studies, 56(2): 408-440.

  • Cartel, M., Boxenbaum, E. & Aggeri, F. 2019. Just for fun! How experimental spaces stimulate innovation in institutionalized fields. Organization Studies, 40(1): 65-92.

  • Boxenbaum, E., Jones, C., Meyer, R., & Svejenova, S. 2018. Towards an articulation of the material and visual turn in organization studies. Organization Studies, 39(5/6): 597–616.

  • Meyer, R. E., Jancsary, D., Höllerer, M., & Boxenbaum, E. 2018. The role of verbal and visual text in the process of institutionalization. Academy of Management Review, 43(3): 1-27.

  • Boxenbaum, E., Daudigeos, T., Colombero, S., & Pillet, J.-C. 2018. Multimodal construction of a rational myth: Industrialization of the French building sector in the period from 1945 to 1970. Special issue on Multimodality, Meaning, and Institutions. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 54B, 27–60.

  • Cartel, M., Colombero, S., & Boxenbaum, E. 2018. Towards a multimodal model of theorization processes. Special issue on Multimodality, Meaning, and Institutions. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 54A, 153–182.

  • Jancsary, D., Meyer, R. E., Höllerer, M., & Boxenbaum, E. 2018. Institutions as multimodal accomplishments: Towards the analysis of visual registers. Special issue on Multimodality, Meaning, and Institutions. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 54A, 87–117.

  • Boxenbaum, E. 2014. ‘Toward a situated stance in organizational institutionalism: Contributions from French pragmatist sociology theory’. Journal of Management Inquiry, 23(3): 319-323.

Selected projects

  • VeluxFoundation core research group: Turning Theory into Action (TITAN): Undesirable Consequences of Implementing Organization and Management Theory, 2021 – 2024

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Program Chair, Division of Organization and Management Theory, Academy of Management (elected chair position), 2021

  • Associate Editor, Organization Theory

Additional qualifications

  • Visiting scholar at Stanford University, 2005 and 2016

  • Visiting scholar at Harvard University, 2008 – 2009

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Fluency in Danish, English, French


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