Lasse Folke Henriksen is Assistant Professor at the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School where he teaches economic sociology, international political economy and new fancy research methods. He works mainly on the role of experts and professions in new and hybrid forms of transnational economic and environmental governance but he is also more broadly interested in how the global economy is governed. In his research he frequently deploys social network analytic tools which he finds produces not only pretty pictures but also deep insights about how social structure works. Lasse has published in prominent journals such as Environmental Politics, International Political Sociology, Organization, and Regulation & Governance. He is also co-author of a new textbook on the art of social network analysis.

Recent other publications include:


Henriksen, L.F. and S. Ponte. 2018. ‘Public Orchestration, Social Networks and Transnational Environmental Governance: Lessons from the Aviation Industry,’ Regulation & Governance, forthcoming.


Henriksen, L.F. and L. Seabrooke. 2016. 'Transnational Organizing: Issue Professionals in Environmental Sustainability Networks', Organization 23(5): 722-741.


Henriksen, L.F. 2015. ‘The Global Network of Biofuels Sustainability Standard-Setters,’ Environmental Politics 25(1): 115-137.


Henriksen, L.F. and R.M. Stahl. 2014. ‘Indlejret visdom. En netværksanalyse af de økonomiske vismænd,’ Politik 17(2): 68-78.


Henriksen, L.F. 2013. ‘Economic Models as Devices of Policy Change: Policy Paradigms, Paradigm Shift, and Performativity,’ Regulation & Governance 7(4): 481-495.


Henriksen, L.F. 2013. ‘Performativity and the Politics of Equipping for Calculation: Constructing a Global Market for Microfinance', International Political Sociology 7(4): 406-425.



Lasse is exploring the theme of professional and expert networks further in the following funded projects:


Weak Ties and Corporate Network Power project, Danish Research Council (as principal investigator).

New Partnerships for Sustainability (NEPSUS)project, DANIDA.

Embedding Groupthink project, Institute for New Economic Thinking.


Contact Lasse Henriksen at lfh.dbp[at]

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