PhD Defence by Johanne Grant

PhD Defence by Johanne Grant

Title: Who are we now? Organizational scandal and identity work in the world of finance.


26.11.2021 kl. 12.30 - 15.30



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Who are we now? Organizational scandal and identity work in the world of finance.

By Johanne Grant

This dissertation investigates internal processes of organizational scandal from an identity perspective. Scandal is seen to associate negative social evaluation to an organization as well as a high level of disruptive publicity. This confrontation of sudden negative perception of the organization may threaten organizational members’ collective understandings of “who they are”, thus affecting organizational identity. This dissertation is interested in examining how and in what way this threat affects the identity processes of organizational members on an organizational level, asking: How does organizational scandal affect organizational members’ identity processes? Read more and download thesis


Claus Elmholdt, Associate Professor Aalborg University

Kim Larsen, Danske Bank

PhD committee

Brady Wagoner, Professor Aalborg University

Jette Ernst, associate Professor Roskilde University

Stefan Sveningsson, Professor Lund University

The defence is followed by a reception.

Everybody is welcome!


Department of Communication and Psychology


Online and Nordkraft, Teglgårds Plads 1, 9000 Aalborg in room 4.3.02.

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