Kristian J. Sund

lic.scient. oecon., lic.scient. & ph.d., Master of Arts in Society, Science & Technoloqy, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education

  • Universitetsvej 1, 25.1

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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Personlig profil


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.

Eksterne ansættelser

Principal Lecturer, Middlesex University


Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University


Senior Research Associate (Post Doc), Ecole polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


Dozent und Studienleiter, University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland


Doctoral Student, Université de Lausanne



  • Ledelse, Organisation, Erhvervsøkonomi, Virksomhedsøkonomi
  • Pædagogik, Læring, Uddannelse

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Publikation 2006 2018

Can the Performance Effect Be Ignored in the Attendance Policy Discussion?

Sund, K. J. & Bignoux, S. 21 maj 2018 (Accepteret/In press) I : Higher Education Quarterly.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Cognition and Innovation

Sund, K. J. (red.), Galavan, R. (red.) & Stefano, B. (red.) jun. 2018 (Accepteret/In press) Emerald Group Publishing. (New Horizons in Managerial and Organizational Cognition, Bind 3).

Publikation: Bog/rapportAntologiForskningpeer review

The Implications of Programmatic Advertising on the Business Model of TV Broadcasters

Jensen, H. & Sund, K. J. 2018 Competitiveness in Emerging Markets. Khajeheian, D., Friedrichsen, M. & Mödinger, W. (red.). Berlin: Springer, s. 35-53 19 s.

Publikation: Kapitel i bog/rapport/konferenceprocesBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

Åben adgang

The Journey of Business Model Innovation in Media Agencies: Towards A Three-Stage Process Model

Jensen, H. & Sund, K. J. 12 apr. 2018 I : Journal of Media Business Studies. 14, 4, s. 282 298 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Åben adgang

Tutoring executives online: What drives perceived quality

Bignoux, S. & Sund, K. J. jun. 2018 I : Behaviour and Information Technology. 37, 7, s. 703 713 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Projekter 2014 2020

Aktiviteter 2003 2017

Skt. Josefs Skole (Ekstern organisation)

Sund, K. J. (Medlem)
okt. 2017 → …

Aktivitet: Medlemskab af styrelse i virksomhed eller organisation

A Conversation about Uncertainty in Managerial and Organizational Cognition

Sund, K. J. (Oplægsholder), Robert Galavan (Oplægsholder), Anne Huff (Oplægsholder), Gerard P. Hodgkinson (Oplægsholder), Frances J. Milliken (Oplægsholder)
7 aug. 2017

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag

Tre måder at tænke strategisk ledelse

Sund, K. J. (Oplægsholder)
26 jan. 2017

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag

Theoretical and Methodological Advances in Managerial and Organizational Cognition

Sund, K. J. (Arrangør)
20 apr. 201721 apr. 2017

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus

Technical University of Denmark

Sund, K. J. (Gæsteunderviser)

Aktivitet: Besøger en ekstern, akademisk institution


Best Paper Award: British Academy of Management Conference 2010

Kristian J. Sund (Modtager), sep. 2010

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser

Best Paper Award: British Academy of Management Conference 2013

Kristian J. Sund (Modtager), sep. 2013

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser

Emerald/EMRBI Business Research Award For Emerging Researchers

Kristian J. Sund (Modtager), 2011

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser