Christian Byrge

Ph.D. in Creativity

  • Fibigerstræde 11, 58

    9220 Aalborg Ø

    Denmark

20062020

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Research profile

Christian Byrge is an associate professor in business creativity at the Business Design Lab at Aalborg University. He achieved his PhD degree for his research on enhancing creativity in education as well as in companies and public institutions. He has published several internationally recognised research papers and books on how to nurture creativity and is a member of the editorial boards for relevant journals such as Journal of Creative Behavior, Journal of Thinking Skills and Creativity, Journal of Creativity and Business Innovation as well as Journal of Business Models.

Christian has played a key role in the design of study modules and entire programs at both bachelor level, master level and PhD level. This includes the development of a novel bachelor program on Creativity & Business Innovation and a master level program on Creative Genius (probably the most ambitious creativity training program in the world). Christian has invented several creativity toolkits that have been taught to more than 100.000 professionals worldwide in the field of innovation, entrepreneurship and related fields.

In his research, Christian, focuses on business creativity, nurturing creative organisational competencies and confidence, how to teach creativity and the processes for production original business model innovations. 

Education/Academic qualification

Qualified Teacher of Higher Education, Professorship University Pedagogy, AAU Learning Lab

Award Date: 1 Nov 2013

Creativity, Doctor of Philosophy, Aalborg Universitet. The International Doctoral School of Engineering, Science and Medicine.

Award Date: 1 Feb 2011

Innovation, Knowledge and Entrepreneurial Dynamics, Master of Science, Department of Business and Economics

Award Date: 1 Jul 2006

Creativity and Innovation (1st s.), Master of Arts, University of Malta

Award Date: 1 Feb 2006

Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts (Honours degree), London South Bank University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2004

External positions

Full Professor (part time), Vilniaus Kolegija

2020 → …

Visiting professor at Entrepreneurship Center, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

2019

Visiting professor at Department of Communication Innovation Center, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

20172018

Visiting professor at Department of Business Studies, Marbella International University Centre

2016

Visiting professor at Entrepreneurship Center, Sokoine University of Agriculture

2014

Visiting professor at Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Boise State University

2013

Senior Educational Advisor (part time), Vilniaus Kolegija

20122015

Visiting professor at Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking, University of Malta

20082011

Keywords

  • Education
  • Management and Organization

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Projects

Embodied Creativity Training Program

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01/04/2013 → …

Project: Research

Business Creativity

Byrge, C.

01/04/2013 → …

Project: Research

Program for Professionals called Creative Genius

Byrge, C.

15/12/201401/02/2019

Project: Research

Research Output

Business Design Capability: A Competence Hierarchy Model for Organizational Creativity

Byrge, C., 2020, (In preparation) In : Creativity and Innovation Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Creativity in Football and Football Management

Byrge, C., 2020, (In preparation) 163 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Testing the effects of digital gamified creativity training

Byrge, C., Brøndum, K., Hänninen, L. I., Gómez, P. N., DIngli, S., Xerxen, S. P. & Tang, C., 2020, (Submitted) In : Thinking Skills and Creativity.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Unpacking an umbrella term: Business dimensions of Digital Transformation

Byrge, C., 2020, (In preparation) In : Journal of Business Models.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Activities

  • 7 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 6 Visiting another research institution
  • 5 Conference presentations
  • 5 Talks and presentations in private or public companies

Press / Media

Syddjurs: Iværksætteri som obligatorisk fag i skolen

Christian Byrge

02/12/2019

1 item of Media coverage

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Perler og plader udvikler kreative kompetencer

Christian Malmkjær Byrge Sørensen

01/02/2019

2 items of Media coverage

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Prorektor mener DR hænger folkeskolen ud

Søren Hansen & Christian Malmkjær Byrge Sørensen

24/04/2018

1 item of Media coverage

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Blachman på skemaet

Søren Hansen & Christian Malmkjær Byrge Sørensen

12/04/2018

2 items of Media coverage

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