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Profile photoKristian J. Sund
Ledelse og organisation
Institut for Samfundsvidenskab og Erhverv
Universitetsvej 1
Bygning 25.1
DK-4000 Roskilde

Telefon: 4674-2198


Kristian J. Sund is Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization (Lektor i strategi og organisation), and programme leader of the PhD program in business, at Roskilde University, Denmark. He is a member of the research group in Management and Organization of the university, and was the head of the group from 2014-16. He currently sits on the university's council for external relations, and committee of the Rektor's study environment fund. He teaches strategic management at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Before joining RUC he was a Principal Lecturer at Middlesex University in London, where he was also Director of MBA Programs. Prior to this he held positions in several universities in Switzerland. He has been involved in executive education for close to ten years, 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.

His research currently focuses on business model innovation, organizational cognition and perceived environmental uncertainty, as well as more generally organizations and strategic management. He also has a research interest in management education. His research has been applied to the hospitality industry, the postal industry, leisure (service) industry and others and has appeared in a variety of journals. He has authored and edited several books. His most recent work appeared in the MIT Sloan Management Review, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Studies in Higher Education, and the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Managament. He is co-editor of the book series New Horizons in Managerial and Organizational Cognition (Emerald).

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.


Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Teaching Qualification) (2010)
Middlesex University

Doctorat en sciences économiques, mention management (2007)
Ecole des HEC, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

M.A. in Society, Science & Technology (1999)
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Licence en sciences économiques, mention économie politique (1998) (M.Sc. in Economics)
Ecole des HEC, University of Lausanne

Academic Work Experience

Associate Professor in Strategy and Organization 2013-
Roskilde University (Denmark)
Service: Head of Research Group, Management in Transition; Course Leader, Organization Theory; Course Leader, Strategy

Principal Lecturer in Strategic Management 2011-2013
Middlesex University Business School (London)
Service: Director of MBA Programmes (2012-13); Program Leader, MBA in Shipping and Logistics (2009 - 2013); Module Leader, MGT 3170 Strategic Management; Module Leader, MBA 4641 Strategy Dynamics

Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management 2009–2011
Middlesex University Business School (London)
Service: Programme Leader, MBA in Shipping and Logistics (2009 - 2013); Module Leader, MGT 3170 Strategic Management; Module Leader, MBA 4703 Business Strategy; Module Leader, MBA 4713 Business Transformation Project

Senior Research Associate (Post-Doc) 2007–2009
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Service: Managing Director, Executive Master in Postal Leadership; Managing Director, Executive Master in e-Governance

Lecturer in Economics 2004–2007
School of Engineering and Business (HTW Chur), University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland
Service: Director of Studies, Executive MBA in Tourism Management; Module Leader, TOUVWL1 Microeconomics; Module Leader, TOUVWL2 Macroeconomics

Adjunct Professor of Economics 2003–2004
Department of Business Studies, Webster University Geneva

Research and Teaching Assistant (various roles) 1997–2000
Ecole des HEC, University of Lausanne