Academic articles

Nordberg, D. (in press, 2022). Enactment or exploration: Two roles for philosophy in the novel of ideas. Philosophy and Literature. Manuscript version available at

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. (in press, 2022). Liminality, purpose, and psychological ownership: Board decision practices as a route to stewardship. In O. Marnet (Ed.), 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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