Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson is Associate Professor of Organization and Management at the Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus, Denmark. She has published several national and international papers and academic book chapters. Dorthe is the co-editor of a series of books on Organizational Design within Springer’s series on Information and Organization Design. She is a member of the EIASM’s (European Institute of Advanced Studies of Management) Program Development Group.


Academic Degrees

  • 2003: PhD, University of Southern Denmark
  • 1996: Master of Arts in Modern Languages and International Commerce, Odense University
  • 1991: 1er + 2ième degré des langues françaises, Université de Caen, France

Research Area

Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson’s main research areas are strategic leadership and organization design. Departing from an organization design and information processing view, she has focused on the development and study of leadership styles and processes, and investigated the implications of matching various leadership styles with different strategies, climates, and environments. Further, she has investigated the impact of virtuality for coordinating across different organizational design structures. Methodologically, most of her studies have been either quantitative or based on simulation techniques. Special areas of interest are:

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Organization Design, Information Processing, and Fit
  • Leadership and Cognition

Academic Awards

  • Best Discussant Award, LOK Research Conference, 2002

Academic Experience

  • 2007-: Associate Professor, Aarhus School of Business
  • 2006-2007: Assistant Professor, Aarhus School of Business
  • 2002-2006: Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Department of Organization and Management (Maternity leave from February –  November 2004 and August – November 2005)
  • 1998-2002: Doctoral Programme, Odense University, Department of Management (On leave as amanuensis in 1999)
  • 1999-2000: Amanuensis, Odense University, Department of Management
  • 1997-1998: Research Assistant, Odense University, Department of Management
  • 1995-1997: Part-time student job, Odense University, Department of Management

Other Academic Appointments

  • Member of the Product Development Group of EIASM (appointed by the EIASM Board)
  • Editor (along with Charles Snow, Rich Burton, Lex Donaldson and Bo Eriksen) on Organization Design: The Evolving State of the Art. Springer Publishers)
  • Ad hoc reviewer for Management Science
  • Ad hoc reviewer for Scandinavian Journal of Management
  • Ad hoc reviewer for Ledelse og Erhvervsøkonom