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 Professor of Strategic Management (Professor (mso) i strategisk ledelse), 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 was a founding member of the university's council for external relations, and has served on the 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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A Modified Delphi Method to Elicit and Compare Perceptions of Industry Trends

Egfjord, K. F-H. & Sund, K. J., 6 okt. 2020, I : MethodsX. 7, s. 1-10 10 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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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., 2020, I : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 150, s. 1-10 10 s., 119787.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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

Sund, K. J., feb. 2020, Handbook of Business Legitimacy: Responsibility, Ethics and Society. Dahl Rendtorff, J. (red.). Springer VS

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

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Marketing Challenges and Advertising Partner Selection: Exploring Advertiser-Agency Relationships in the Danish Media Industry

Jensen, H. & Sund, K. J., 2020, I : Nordic Journal of Media Management. 1, 2, s. 297-313 17 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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Reducing Knowledge Overconfidence Through Dialectical Bootstrapping

Sund, K. J. & Rydén, P.


Projekter: ProjektForskning

The High Reliability Service Organization

Sund, K. J. & Olsen, M.


Projekter: ProjektForskning

Erasmus Exchange

Sund, K. J.

Projekter: ProjektForskning


A Conversation on the Intersections of Cognition and Innovation

Kristian J. Sund (Arrangør), Robert Galavan (Arrangør), Brusoni Stefano (Taler), Mary Tripsas (Taler), Daniella Laureiro Martinez (Taler), Rhonda Reger (Taler) & Yuliya Snihur (Taler)

13 aug. 2019

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedOrganisation og deltagelse i konference

Cognition and Innovation: a Tentative (Sensemaking) Framework

Kristian J. Sund (Oplægsholder)

10 aug. 2019

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentationForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

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

Surviving the Revision Process and Navigating Questions of Ethics

Kristian J. Sund (Oplægsholder)

23 aug. 2019

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentationForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

Université de Lausanne

Kristian J. Sund (Gæsteforsker)

okt. 2019dec. 2019

Aktivitet: Besøger en ekstern institutionBesøger en ekstern, akademisk institution


Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings

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

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser

Best Paper Award: British Academy of Management Conference 2010

Sund, Kristian J. (Modtager), sep. 2010

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser

Best Paper Award: British Academy of Management Conference 2013

Sund, Kristian J. (Modtager), sep. 2013

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser

Emerald/EMRBI Business Research Award For Emerging Researchers

Sund, Kristian J. (Modtager), 2011

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser

INEKA Best Paper Award

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

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser