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Miércoles 21 de noviembre de 2018, 12:00h

Seminario de Kristian J. Sund: Methodological Challenges and Advances in Managerial and Organizational Cognition: an Overview

Sala de Seminarios. Centro Jerónimo de Ayanz

Título: Methodological Challenges and Advances in Managerial and Organizational Cognition: an Overview  


“I will reflect briefly on a series of interrelated fundamental advances that have occurred in several of the constituent base disciplines underpinning the field of managerial and organizational cognition (MOC) that are challenging and changing its methodological practices.  One of the biggest advances in the social and behavioral sciences over recent decades, which is having a major bearing on the development of MOC currently, is the rise of social neuroscience, in particular the rapidly developing specialist subfields of social cognitive neuroscience and neuroeconomics.  In addition we have seen advances in dual-process theories of reasoning, judgment, and social cognition. As a result, MOC is moving increasingly away from ‘cold cognition’ conceptions of human information processing, focused primarily on revealing and analyzing actors’ explicit representations of work-related knowledge, to consider the dynamic interplay of cognition and emotion at both conscious and non-conscious levels, and on an individual and collective basis. In this talk I will give some examples of methods and how these can be used in different empirical settings.”


Kristian J. Sund is Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization at Roskilde University, Denmark. He currently sits on the university’s Council for External Relations, and is Program Leader of the Doctoral Program in Management. He was head of the Research Group in Management and Organization from 2014-16. He teaches strategic management at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Before joining Roskilde University, he was a Senior Lecturer and later Principal Lecturer in Strategy at Middlesex University in London, where he was also Director of MBA Programs. Prior to this, he did his post doc at the EPFL, and his doctorate at HEC Lausanne, in Switzerland. He has been involved in executive education for over a decade, both as an educator and a program director. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and member of the Integration and Outreach Committee of the MOC Division of the Academy of Management. He is co-editor of the book series New Horizons in Managerial and Organizational Cognition (Emerald).

His research currently focuses on business model innovation, organizational cognition and perceived environmental uncertainty, as well as more generally strategic management. He also has a research interest in management education. His research has been applied to the hospitality industry, the media sector, the postal industry, leisure (service) industry, and others, and has appeared in a variety of journals such as MIT Sloan Management Review, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Studies in Higher Education, and the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Managament. He has authored and edited several books.

Both as a consultant and regular employee, Kristian has worked with a diverse range of service industries, including banking, telecom, tourism, leisure and the postal sector. He has edited several books on strategy and innovation in the postal sector, and has previously served as a member of the Advisory Council of the Royal Mail Group.

Kristian holds a Doctorate in Management (Dr. en sciences économiques, mention management) and M.Sc. in Economics (Lic. en sc. écon., mention économie politique) from the University of Lausanne (HEC Lausanne), and a M.A. in Society, Science and Technology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), where he also spent two postdoc years. He also holds a postgraduate teaching certificate from Middlesex University, London.