Ghita Dragsdahl Lauritzen
Postboks 2099, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1014 København K
Ghita’s research focuses on collaborative forms of innovation and cross-sector partnerships. In particular, she is interested in how organizations navigate and negotiate paradoxes arising from conflicting demands between collaborating partners, such as between top-down and bottom-up, transparency and secrecy, creativity and efficiency, and sustainability and business. Inspired by Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory, Ghita is passionate about developing new frameworks for managing the complex dynamics arising from cross-boundary innovation projects. Empirical settings include user communities, crowdsourcing, university-industry collaboration, and partnerships between the public and civil sector. Prior to joining UCPH, she has worked as a researcher at the University of Cambridge, MIT Sloan School of Management, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and the Technical University of Denmark, where she also obtained her PhD. She also has experience as consultant and game designer using gamification and simulations to train public and private managers in innovation and change management.