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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Publikationer 2000 2019

Do you See What I see? How Differing Perceptions of the Environment Can Hinder Radical Business Model Innovation

Egfjord, K. F-H. & Sund, K. J., 2019.

Publikation: KonferencebidragKonferenceabstrakt til konferenceForskningpeer review

From Cooperation to Competition: Changing Dominant Logics and Legitimization in Liberalizing Industries

Sund, K. J., 2019, (Accepteret/In press) Handbook of Business Legitimacy: Responsibility, Ethics and Society. Dahl Rendtorff, J. (red.). Springer

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

Liberalization and Emergent Competitive Strategy in the Nordic Postal Market at the Start of the New Century

Sund, K. J., 2019, I : Archivio per la Storia Postale. 19, 10bis, s. 40-42 3 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftKonferenceabstrakt i tidsskriftForskning

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

Sund, K. J. & Bignoux, S., 5 okt. 2018, I : Higher Education Quarterly. 72, 4, s. 360-374

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review


Cognition and Innovation

Sund, K. J. (red.), Galavan, R. (red.) & Brusoni, S. (red.), 2018, Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing. 221 s. (New Horizons in Managerial and Organizational Cognition, Bind 3).

Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportAntologiForskningpeer review

Projekter 2014 2021

Reducing Knowledge Overconfidence Through Dialectical Bootstrapping

Sund, K. J. & Rydén, P.


Projekter: ProjektForskning

Cognition and Business Models

Sund, K. J., Bogers, M. & Galavan, R.


Projekter: ProjektForskning

Exploring New Insurance Business Models

Sund, K. J. & Egfjord, K. F.



Projekter: ProjektForskning

The High Reliability Service Organization

Sund, K. J. & Olsen, M.


Projekter: ProjektForskning

Aktiviteter 2003 2019

Liberalization and Emergent Competitive Strategy in the Nordic Postal Market at the Start of the New Century

Kristian J. Sund (Oplægsholder)
15 jun. 2019

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentationForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

Universidad Pública de Navarra

Kristian J. Sund (Gæsteforsker)
sep. 2018dec. 2018

Aktivitet: Besøger en ekstern institutionBesøger en ekstern, akademisk institution

Methodological Challenges and Advances in Managerial and Organizational Cognition

Kristian J. Sund (Oplægsholder), Robert Galavan (Oplægsholder), Mark Healey (Oplægsholder), Karen Nokes (Oplægsholder), Daniella Laureiro Martinez (Oplægsholder), Gerard P. Hodgkinson (Oplægsholder)
14 aug. 2018

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentationForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

Danmarks Private Skoler (Ekstern organisation)

Kristian J. Sund (Medlem)
okt. 2018 → …

Aktivitet: MedlemsskabMedlemskab af styrelse i virksomhed eller organisation

New Business Models in Old Firms

Kristian J. Sund (Oplægsholder)
18 sep. 2018

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentationForedrag og mundtlige bidrag


Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings

Kristian J. Sund (Modtager), Marcel Bogers (Modtager) & Juan Andrei Villarroel (Modtager), 2014

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser

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

INEKA Best Paper Award

Kathrine Friis-Holm Egfjord (Modtager) & Kristian J. Sund (Modtager), 2019

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser