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Ann-Sofie Köping

Ann-Sofie Köping


Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

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Ann-Sofie Köping
Senior Lecturer
Alfred Nobels allé 7
Södertörns Högskola
Phone: +46 8 608 4613
Fax: +46 8 608 4200
ME 429b Moas Båge

Assistant Professor in Business Administration, Organization Theory.                                                           Head of School of Business Studies (since 2010).

My main research area is in organization theory and leadership. Above all I have focused on culture and organizing from an organizational culture perspecitve and from an arts management perspective. In 2003 I finnished my PhD thesis on creativity and relationships in a Concert Hall, with a holistic view on the orchestra musicians, the conductor as a leader and the administration of the hall. My research  has continued in the field of cultural policy and how it influences the everyday life of arts organizations. For the moment I am part of the research project "The Culture Struggle.  Entrepreneurship, translation and power" at Södertörn University.

I came to Södertörn University in 1997 in order to develop an education program in Cultural Management. The three year Bachelor Program starten in 1999 and until 2009 I was head of the program. The program is unique in Sweden since it focuses on business administration with cultural theory as a specialization and is an undergraduate program. During these years we developed international cooperation through NordCult (Nordic network for Cultural Management Education), ENCATC and Synaxis Baltica. I also created courses in Project management, Cultural Management and Cultural & Design Policy.

Teaching in higheer education has always been of great interest to me and for two years I was responsible for the unit of university pedagogy at Södertröns University (2008-2009). In the fall of 2007 I got a STINT-scholarship in "Excellence in Teaching" and spent the fall term at Washington & Lee University, Va – as a visiting professor. As head of the School of Business Studies I continued the work of development of teaching in higher education.

I am a board member of SweCult (Swedish Cultural Observatory).