Thorbjørn Knudsen

Portrait of Thorbjørn Knudsen

Chair of Social Science, Co-Director

Strategic Organization Design

Phone: (+45) 6550 3148


Professor, Director of the Strategic Organization Design Unit (SOD), Founder and Co-director of the Danish Institute for Advanced Study. Thorbjørn Knudsen is Director of the research unit for Strategic Organization Design (SOD) at the University of Southern Denmark. He is also the Founder and Co-director of the Danish Institute for Advanced Study. Thorbjørn's research centers around evolutionary and adaptive processes in organizations and the way organization design can shape these processes. He is widely recognized for advancing theory on organizational design and adaptive processes through formal modeling and experimental methods, including the information-theoretic perspective on organizational decision-making. Thorbjørn has co-authored numerous publications with an extensive network of scholars at leading academic institutions. He is Senior Editor of the leading international journal, Organization Science, as well as present or past editorial board member of international top-journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategy Science. In 2010, Thorbjørn co-founded Theoretical Organization Methods (TOM) society – a community of scholars advancing formal modeling of organizations. He is also a founding member of the Organizational Design Community (ODC). Thorbjørn has been recognized with awards and prestigious research grants, including the Sapere Aude III Grant from the Danish Research Council.