Pernilla Bolander is Docent and Assistant Professor at the Department of Management and Organization at SSE. Her research focuses on HR-processes such as talent management, performance management, promotion and employee selection. Specifically, she is interested in how HR-processes are carried out in practice, how employees are categorized and quantified through various HR-processes, and how HR-processes shape employees’ understandings of themselves, their work, their careers and the organizations they work for. She also studies first-time managers in the context of everyday work. Her work has been published in e.g. Organization Studies, Management Learning, Personnel Review and Industrial Marketing Management.