Personal profile

Research areas

My interest is in HRM, management, organization and  competency development  as well as digitization. This interest has emerged through many years of management experience within both the public and private sectors. My research and teaching draw energy and inspiration from this practical experience.


 Examples of  my research topics in recent years:

  • How new forms of knowledge are challenging new public management (NPM)
  • What is at stake when transferring successful methods and practices from one context to another (organizational, social and cultural), and how to take contextual issues into consideration.
  • How trust is challenged, developed and learned during major paradigmatic changes – as e.g. when the principles of public NPM management are changing.
  • How HRM's transition towards a reflexive business paradigm is observed and articulated in different research environments, and how to see the different perspectives within the framework of Luhmann's systems theory. 


  • Management, Organization, Business economy and administration, Management and organization of industry, trade, and communication

Research Output 1984 2017

Deep Learning in a Hypercomplex Third-order Society: A spiral of paradox and deparadoxication

Neisig, M. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : EURAM conferenceproceeding. 1578

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

I samfundets tjeneste: Public Service Motivation i lyset af motivationsteorien – og vice versa

Neisig, M. 2017 Ledelse i politisk styrede organisationer. Aagaard, P. & Agger, A. (eds.). København: Hans Reitzels Forlag

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Transition in complex polycentric contexts: trusting and multifunctional semantics

Neisig, M. 2017 In : Systems Research and Behavioral Science. 34, 2, p. 163–181

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

New managerialism and beyond: may HRM become sustainable?

Neisig, M. 1 Jun 2016 Manageable cooperation? . Brussels: EURAM, (EURAM conferenceproceeding).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedings

Projects 2013 2014

Situated Design Methods

Simonsen, J., Svabo, C., Strandvad, S. M., Samson, K., Hertzum, M., Hansen, O. E., Søndergård, B., Kristiansen, E., Christrup, H., Pries-Heje, J., Nielsen, J. L., Bødker, K., Pfeiffer Pedersen, L., Frølunde, L., Rosendahl, M., Neisig, M., Frandsen, M. S., Juul, N. C., Jørgensen, N., Lybæk, R., Groth, S. K., Christensen, T. B., Andreasen, T., Kjær, T., Kensing, F., Venable, J., Birch Andreasen, L., Baskerville, R. & Gudiksen, S.


Project: Research

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Organisation and participation in conference

Dansk Ledelsesakademis årskonference 2014

Neisig, M. (Organizer)
1 Dec 20142 Dec 2014

Activity: Organisation and participation in conference