Presentation Dr. Camilla Sløk, Copenhagen Business School

Leadership and Ethics

I hold a position as Associate Professor at Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School, since 2004 (14 years).

The key word for my research is ethics and dilemmas, particularly clashes of values between groups and individuals in society; organization and leadership.

My research interests are 1) Public Sector Leadership, primarily New Public Management and 2) Economic Theology.

The link between Public Sector Leadership and Economic Theology is my deep interest in how theological semantics and epistemology still runs hidden in the European mind, i.e. also organizations and leaders when it comes to justifying how things are.

 

 

Research field

I have done research for more than 20 years, in different fields: 1) theology, 2) sociology of religion, 3) sociology and systems theory, primarily Niklas Luhmann, 4) school leadership in public sector, 5) existential dilemmas of leadership, and 6) pastoral care and counseling.

 

Current research subject


My current research field is responsibility and guilt in leadership, where I look at why responsibility disappears in organisations. I'm particularly interested in the difference between how leaders understand situations of failure, scandals, and mistakes in one way, while the environment sometimes view the subject of responsibility quite differently. To put it short, the leaders often view themselves as being less powerful of the organisation than the environment does. 

Short CV

I graduated as Master of Theology at Copenhagen University in 1996. The discipline of theology means learning history, semantics, philosophy, ethics, and languages (Latin, Ancient Greek, Hebrew, German). 

I graduated as Master of Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1997-97.

I graduated as a Ph.D. from Copenhagen University, Theology Department in 2004, with a thesis on expectations to pastoral care, with perspectives to Martin Luther and Niklas Luhmann.

I joined Copenhagen Business School, Denmark in 2004, where I still am an associate professor at Department of Organization.

I went to Harvard Business School in 2010 for GloColl.

I have participated in several international conferences and seminars since 1996 in USA, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, England, Iceland, Finland, Japan and Canada.