Frida Pemer is Docent and Assistant Professor at the Department of Management and Organization at SSE. Her research centers on professional services and the buyer-supplier relationship, with a particular focus on digitalization of expertise. She has been visiting researcher at Saïd Business School, Oxford University.
In 2017 she received funding from Forte for a 3-year project called From Human to Robotized Expertise. The project explores how digitalization, robotization and AI might lead to profound changes in professional service firms.
In 2014 she received funding from Forte for a 3-year research project on how the need for hiring professional services is constructed in private and public organizations.
In 2010 Frida received funding from Ragnar Söderbergs Stiftelse for a 3-year project on how companies organize their use and purchase of different types of professional services.
In 2008, she defended her dissertation Failure or Success? An empirical study of how management consulting projects are evaluated in client companies in which she explored why some consulting projects were perceived as more successful by the clients than others. The dissertation was selected as one of the best Swedish dissertations in business administration 2008 and was awarded the prestigious Wallander scholarship.
SELECTION OF PUBLICATIONS
Pemer, F., Sieweke, J., & Werr, A. (forthcoming). The relationship between culture and the use of professional services: Evidence from two cross-country studies. Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management.
Essén, A., Pemer, F., Selander, P. & Szczesny, K. (forthcoming). Well, what do you know? Exploring physicians' embedded framings of management consultants and their expertise. Journal of Professions and Organizations
Skjølsvik, T., & Breunig, K. J., & Pemer, F (2018). Digitalization of Professional Services: The Case of Value Creation in Virtual Law Firms. In: Andersson, P., et al. (Eds.) Managing Digital Transformation. Stockholm: SIR
Pemer, F & Skjølsvik, T. (2017) Adopt or Adapt? Unpacking the Role of Institutional Work Processes in the Implementation of New Regulations, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
Skjølsvik, T., Pemer, F. Løwendahl, B. (2017) Strategic management of professional service firms: Reviewing ABS journals and identifying key research themes, Journal of Professions and Organization, 4(2), pp. 203–225
Pemer, F. & Skjolsvik, T. (2016) Purchasing Policy or Purchasing Police? The Influence of Institutional Logics and Power on Responses to Purchasing Formalization, Journal of Supply Chain Management, 52( 4)
Pemer, F., Werr, A., Bianchi, M. (2014) Purchasing professional services: procedures, determinants and consequences of client professionalization. Industrial Marketing Management. 43(5), pp. 840-849
Pemer, F. & Werr, A. (2013). The uncertain client of management consulting services. International Studies of Management and Organization. 43:3, pp. 22-40
Alexius, S. & Pemer, F. (2013). Struggling to Challenge an Informal Field Order: Professional Associations as Standard-Setters. In: Buono, A. et al. (eds.) Research in Management Consulting.
Näslund, L. & Pemer, F. (2012). The appropriated language: dominant stories as a source of organizational inertia. Human Relations. 65(1): 89-110
Pemer, F. (2012). Att köpa experttjänster - relation eller transaktion? I: Expertsamhällets organisering. Okunskapens triumf? Furusten, S. & Werr, A. (eds.). Stockholm: SIR
Werr, A. & Pemer, F. (2007). Purchasing management consulting services - From management autonomy to purchasing involvement. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 13(2): 98-112.
(For more publications and conference papers, please see the document Publications)