Seed funding projects

ICOA seed funding programme supports research activities on organization design

In the Fall of 2016 researchers from ICOA and/or Department of Management could apply for seed funding (15,000-30,000 DKK to be used in 2016).

Key factors in the evaluation: 


  • Research idea: is this novel, interesting and feasible? 

  • Talent development: can this bring the applicant forward? 

  • Synergy: how does this project explore new possibilities or perspectives 
within organization design? 

  • External funding: how will the project lead to more funding? 


The following projects have received ICOA seed funding:

Optimizing the organizational design of an emergency department in weekends

Iben Duvald Pedersen, PhD student, ICOA/Department of Business Development and Technology

Optimizing contractual design for climate change mitigation goals

Panagiotis Mitkidis, assistant professor of Behavioral Economics, ICOA/OSA/MGMT & Social Science Research Institute, Duke University

Co-applicant: Katerina Peterkova, assistant professor, Department of Law, School of Business & Social Sciences, Aarhus University

Digital transformation of the public sector; A survey experiment on citizen perception of digital solutions

Sarah M. L. Krøtel, assistant professor, ICOA/OSA/MGMT

Online tool for modeling the design of collective problem solving

Oana Vuculescu, research assistant and Carsten Bergenholtz, associate professor, MGMT

Think harder, change faster? Exploring change implementation designs for complex organizations

Anne Odile Peschel, assistant professor (MGMT/MAPP) and Siri Boe-Lillegraven, PhD student, OSA/MGMT

The Digital Firm

Børge Obel, professor, ICOA/OSA/MGMT

Cooperative Behavior in Distributed Teams: The Influence of Media on Decision Maker’s Coherence

Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson, professor, ICOA/OSA/MGMT/ Department of Business Development and Technology

Co-applicants: Panos Mitkidis; Rich Burton; Børge Obel; Ioana Cristea; Jacob Eskildsen