Academic articles

Elbardan, H., Nordberg, D., & Sinha, V. K. (2023). Reconstructing Legitimacy of Internal Auditing During ERP Implementations: Two Contrasting Cases. Journal of Accounting Literature. doi:10.1108/JAL-01-2023-0001N

Nordberg, D. (2023). Enacting and exploring ideas in fiction: The Overstory and The Portable Veblen. New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. doi:10.1080/14790726.2023.2222098

Nordberg, D. (2023). Governing corporations with ‘strangers’: Earning membership through investor stewardship. Philosophy of Management. doi:10.1007/s40926-023-00237-4

Nordberg, D. (2023). The lens of theory: Seeing better or differently? International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, 26(1/2), 152-162. doi:10.1108/IJOTB-09-2022-0177

Nordberg, D. (2023). Media Review – The New Corporate Landscape: Economic Concentration, Transnational Governance, and the Corporation. Organization Studies. doi:10.1177/01708406231169426

Nordberg, D. (2023). Enactment or exploration: Two roles for philosophy in the novel of ideas. Philosophy and Literature, 47(1), 108-127. doi:10.1353/phl.2023.a899681

Nordberg, D. (2023). Filling empty vessels: Accountability and responsibility in management and corporate governance. A working paper in SSRN eLibrary.

Nordberg, D. (2021). Who’s in charge, in whose interest? The experience of ownership and accountability in the charity sector. Management Research Review, 44(3) 460-476. doi: 10.1108/MRR-04-2020-0190

Nordberg, D. (2021). Category Choice in Creative Writing. New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 18(3), 330-345. doi: 10.1080/14790726.2020.185520

Nordberg, D. (2021). Art in corporate governance: A Deweyan perspective on board experience. Philosophy of Management, 20(3), 337-353. doi: 10.1007/s40926-020-00152-y

Booth, R., & Nordberg, D. (2021). Self or other: Directors’ attitudes towards policy initiatives for external board evaluation. International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, 18(2), 120-135. doi: 10.1057/s41310-020-00094-x

Nordberg, D., & Booth, R. (2019). Evaluating the effectiveness of corporate boards. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 19(2), 372-387. doi: 10.1108/CG-08-2018-0275

Gilani, P., Bolat, E., Nordberg, D., & Wilkin, C. (2019). Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Shifting Leader-Follower Power Dynamics in a Social Media Context. Leadership, 16(3), 343-363. doi: 10.1177/1742715019889817  

Zeitoun, H., Nordberg, D., & Homberg, F. (2019). The dark and bright sides of hubris: Conceptual implications for leadership and governance research. Leadership, 15(6), 647-672. doi:10.1177/1742715019848198

Nordberg, D. (2019). Book Review: Daniel S. Milo, Good Enough: The Tolerance of Mediocrity in Nature and Society. Organization Studies, 41(6) 899-901. doi: 10.1177/0170840619871177

Nordberg, D. (2018). Edging toward ‘reasonably’ good corporate governance. Philosophy of Management, 17(3), 353-371. doi:10.1007/s40926-017-0083-9

Concannon, M., & Nordberg, D. (2018). Boards strategizing in liminal spaces: Process and practice, formal and informal. European Management Journal, 36(1), 71-82. doi: 10.1016/j.emj.2017.03.008

Nordberg, D. (2018). Book review: Heidegger and Executive Education, by Toby Thompson. Management Learning, doi:10.1177/1350507618794099

Nordberg, D. (2017). Board ethos and institutional work: Developing a corporate governance identity through developing the UK code. Economics & Business Review, 17(1), 73-96. doi: 10.18559/ebr.2017.1.4

Nordberg, D. (2017). First and Second Drafts of History: The Case of Trump, Foucault and Pre-Modern Governance. Geopolitics, History, and International Relations, 9(2), 107-117. doi: 10.22381/GHIR9220175; also available at  

McNulty, T., & Nordberg, D. (2016). Ownership, Activism and Engagement: Institutional Investors as Active Owners. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 24(3), 346–358. doi: 10.1111/corg.12143

Nordberg, D. (2015). Book review: Learning in landscapes of practice: Boundaries, identity, and knowledgeability in practice-based learning. Management Learning, 46(3), 361-362. doi: 10.1177/1350507615586918

Nordberg, D. (2014). Viewpoint – Governing the governance of the governors: Motivating accountability at the top of public organizations. Evidence-based HRM: a Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship, 2(1), 114-119. doi: 10.1108/EBHRM-08-2013-0026

Nordberg, D., & McNulty, T. (2013). Creating better boards through codification: Possibilities and limitations in UK corporate governance, 1992-2010. Business History, 55(3), 348-374. doi: 10.1080/00076791.2012.712964

Nordberg, D. (2013). Book review: The SAGE Handbook of Corporate Governance. Management Learning, 44(2), 197-199. doi: 10.1177/1350507612474107

Nordberg, D., & Rieple, A. (2012). Craft, factory or profession? Institutional logics in research supervision. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Meeting Abstract Supplement(1). doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2012.84

Nordberg, D. (2012). Rules of the game: whose value is served when the board fires the owners? Business Ethics: A European Review, 21(3), 298-309. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8608.2012.01653.x

Nordberg, D. (2012). Return of the State? The G20, the Financial Crisis and Power in the World Economy. Review of Political Economy, 24(2), 289-302. doi: 10.1080/09538259.2012.664340

Nordberg, D. (2010). Book Review: Mintzberg’s Managing. Management Learning, 41(4), 496-500. doi: 10.1177/13505076100410040803

Nordberg, D. (2010). Book Review: Grant’s Contemporary Strategy Analysis. International Journal of Management Education, 8(3), 119-120.

Nordberg, D. (2010). Disagreeing about the climate. Business & Society, 49(3), 548-557. doi: 10.1177/0007650310368948

Nordberg, D. (2008). Waste Makes Haste: Sarbanes-Oxley, Competitiveness and the Subprime Crisis. Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, 16(4), 365-383. doi: 10.1108/13581980810918422

Nordberg, D. (2008). Designing business curricula: building relevance into higher education. International Journal of Management Education, 7(2), 81-86.

Nordberg, D. (2008). Group projects: More learning? Less fair? A conundrum in assessing postgraduate business education. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 33(5), 481-492. doi: 10.1080/02602930701698835

Nordberg, D. (2008). The Ethics of Corporate Governance. Journal of General Management, 33(6), 35-52. doi: 10.1177/030630700803300403

Nordberg, D. (2007). Rebalancing the board’s agenda. Journal of General Management, 33(2), 13-23. doi: 10.1177/030630700703300202

Nordberg, D. (2007). Knowledge Creation: Revisiting the ‘Ba’ Humbug – People and ‘Latent’ Knowledge in Organizational Learning. Ifcai Journal of Knowledge Management, 5(6), 7-16. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.891068

Nordberg, D. (2007). News and Corporate Governance: What Dow Jones and Reuters Teach Us About Stewardship. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 8(6), 718-735. doi: 10.1177/1464884907008448; reissued as a “Private Sector Opinion” monograph by the Global Corporate Governance Forum of the World Bank Group, February 2008

Nordberg, D. (2007). Fairness in assessing group projects: A conceptual framework for higher education. International Journal of Quality and Standards, 1(2), article 15.

Nordberg, D. (2001). Communicating Intangible Value. Journal of General Management, 26(4), 28-46. doi: 10.1177/030630700102600403

Research reports

Nordberg, D., & Booth, R. (2019). Director Notes – Evaluating boards: A policy agenda in need of perspective. A research report for The Conference Board Inc. or

Book chapters

Nordberg, D. (2023). A pragmatist case for thoughtfulness and experimentation in corporate governance. In T. Talaulicar (Ed.), Research Handbook on Corporate Governance and Ethics (pp. 310-327). Cheltenham, Glos.: Edward Elgar.

Nordberg, D. (2022). Liminality, purpose, and psychological ownership: Board decision practices as a route to stewardship. In O. Marnet (Ed.), Research Handbook on Corporate Board Decision Making. Cheltenham, Glos.: Edward Elgar. Manuscript version available at

Nordberg, D. (2011). Corporate governance and the board of directors. In S. O. Idowu & C. Louche (Eds.), Theory and Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (pp. 39-53). Berlin: Springer.

Nordberg, D. (2010). Unfettered Agents? The Role of Ethics in Corporate Governance. In H. K. Baker & R. Anderson (Eds.), Corporate Governance: A Synthesis of Theory, Research, and Practice (pp. 175-191). New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Nordberg, D. (2010). The Politics of Shareholder Activism. In H. K. Baker & R. Anderson (Eds.), Corporate Governance: A Synthesis of Theory, Research, and Practice (pp. 409-425). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Nordberg, D. (2009). Fairness in Assessing Group Projects, in C.M. Madtha, ed., Higher Education: Issues in Teaching and Academic Writing (pp. 120-136), Hyderabad: Icfai University Press.

Nordberg, D. (2009). Knowledge Creation, in S. Reddy,ed., Knowledge Management: HR Dimensions (pp. 19-31), Hyderabad: Icfai University Press.

Handke, P. (1974). Film and Theater: The Misery of Comparison, trans. Donald Nordberg, in Focus on Film and Theater, J. Hurt, ed., Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall; reprinted in: Theater and Film: A Comparative Anthology, (2005) Robert Knopf, ed., New Haven: Yale University Press

Working papers

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