Bio (Frances Jorgensen)
Frances Jorgensen (Jørgensen) is Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management and Change Management at the Faculty of Management. In addition to designing, developing, teaching courses in these areas, she is an active researcher in the field of people management, and in particular, the role of Human Resource Management in supporting employee engagement, organisational and professional commitment, and positive employee driven change and innovation. She is also member of several international collaborative research networks and is widely published in international peer-reviewed journals. As an action-researcher, Jorgensen enjoys being engaged with private and public organizations to co-create change initiatives and employee-oriented solutions. She is also an avid organic gardener, and enthusiastic “locavore” who loves baking, traveling, and reading.
Prior to joining Royal Roads on April 1, 2015, Jorgenson was Associate Professor of Human Resource Management in the Faculty of Management at the School of Business at Aarhus University and Associate Professor of Strategic Human Resource Management at Aalborg University, both in Denmark. She has more than 15 years’ experience teaching and supervising students at the bachelor, master, MBA, and PhD levels. Further, she been an invited speaker at several international conferences, workshops and seminars in Australia, Spain, China, the UK and Denmark, served as chairperson for the organizing committee of the Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) Conference in Sept 2011, was appointed as the Danish representative for the COST action IS1202 “Dynamics of Virtual Work” and has been primary investigator and co-applicant/project manager for a number of national level grants. Jorgensen was also an elected member of the editorial team of Creativity & Innovation Management, has acted as co-editor of special issues of Creativity & Innovation Management and International Journal of Technology Management, and has been an active reviewer for numerous international journals.
Jorgensen received her PhD in Change Management from Aalborg University, Denmark, her Master of Arts degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University, USA, and her Bachelor of Science in Experimental Psychology & Sociology at Louisiana State University, USA. She has received a number of awards and recognitions for her research and teaching.