Kristian J. Sund

Licence en sciences économiques, Lic.Scient. & PhD, Master of Arts in Society, Science & Technoloqy, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education

  • Universitetsvej 1, 25.1

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20002021
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Research

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. 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.

External positions

Principal Lecturer, Middlesex University

20122013

Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University

20092012

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

20072009

Dozent und Studienleiter, University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland

20042007

Doctoral Student, Université de Lausanne

20032007

Keywords

  • Management, Organization, Business economy and administration, Management and organization of industry, trade, and communication
  • Cognition
  • Sensemaking
  • Strategy
  • Innovation
  • Education, Learning, Training
  • Executive Education
  • Management Education

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 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.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

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

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalConference abstract in journalResearch

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

Sund, K. J. & Bignoux, S., 5 Oct 2018, In : Higher Education Quarterly. 72, 4, p. 360-374

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

File

Cognition and Innovation

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

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

Projects 2014 2021

Reducing Knowledge Overconfidence Through Dialectical Bootstrapping

Sund, K. J. & Rydén, P.

01/02/201931/01/2021

Project: Research

Cognition and Business Models

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

03/12/201813/08/2020

Project: Research

The High Reliability Service Organization

Sund, K. J. & Olsen, M.

01/05/201730/04/2020

Project: Research

Activities 2003 2019

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

Kristian J. Sund (Speaker)
15 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Universidad Pública de Navarra

Kristian J. Sund (Visiting researcher)
Sep 2018Dec 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Methodological Challenges and Advances in Managerial and Organizational Cognition

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

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Danmarks Private Skoler (External organisation)

Kristian J. Sund (Member)
Oct 2018 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership in board of company or public organisation

New Business Models in Old Firms

Kristian J. Sund (Speaker)
18 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Press / Media

TV2 Business News

Kristian J. Sund

09/04/2019

1 item of media coverage

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Postnord har fyret deres koncernchef Håkan Ericcson

Kristian J. Sund

09/04/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

PostNord vil gøre det nemmere for dig at hente dine pakker

Kristian J. Sund

21/03/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Dimensionering en ommer

Kristian J. Sund

20/03/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Prizes

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings

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

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Best Paper Award: British Academy of Management Conference 2010

Kristian J. Sund (Recipient), Sep 2010

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Best Paper Award: British Academy of Management Conference 2013

Kristian J. Sund (Recipient), Sep 2013

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Emerald/EMRBI Business Research Award For Emerging Researchers

Kristian J. Sund (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

INEKA Best Paper Award

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

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions