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Steen Thomsen is Professor and founding chairman of the Center for Corporate Governance, Copenhagen Business School. He specializes in corporate governance as a teacher, researcher, consultant and commentator. His academic publications include 36 international journal articles and several books on corporate governance. His research is currently focused on industrial foundations – foundations that own business firms. Steen has served as a non-executive board member in several business companies and is currently a non-executive board member of "Boardmeter", an IT start up. He a founding board member of the International Corporate Governance Society, the Board Leadership Society of Denmark and academic director of the CBS board programs. He writes columns for the Danish business newspaper Børsen, and has served as a consultant and lecturer to several large companies and government organizations. He has also contributed to best practice codes and law in the area of corporate governance and industrial foundations. 

Current Projects

The Research Project on Industrial Foundations

Research Interests

Industrial Foundations: Foundation Ownership of Business Companies. Ownership and board structure, director compensation, international corporate governance

Working Papers




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