Frida Pemer is assistant professor at the Department of Management and Organization at SSE.
Her research focuses on professional services and the buyer-supplier relationship. In 2008, she defended her dissertation Failure or Success? An empirical study of how management consulting projects are evaluated in client companies where she explored why some projects were perceived as more successful than others.
Frida has been awarded the prestigious Wallander scholarship, a three-year research grant awarded to successful scholars having recently awarded their PhDs. She is currently working in several projects regarding professional services and purchasing in private and public sectors.
In 2010 Frida received funding from Ragnar Söderbergs Stiftelse for a three-year research Project providing new insights into how companies organize their use and purchase of different types of professional services, as well as how they define their needs and evaluate the quality of the services.
In 2014 she received funding from Forte for a three-year research project on how the need for buying knowledge-intensive services is created in private and public organizations.
SELECTION OF PUBLICATIONS
Pemer, F., Werr, A., Bianchi, M. (forthcoming) Purchasing professional services: procedures, determinants and consequences of client professionalization. Industrial Marketing Management.
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 & Skjolsvik, T. 2012. Client and consultant logics on the purchasing of management consulting services. Academy of Management Proceedings
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.
Werr, A. & Pemer, F. 2005. Purchasing management consultants – From personal ties to organizational procedures. Nominated for Best Paper Award. Academy of Management Proceedings 2005.
SELECTION OF CONFERENCE PAPERS
Pemer, F., Börjesson, L. & Werr, A. 2014. The new CEO as a driver of demand for management consulting services in the Swedish public sector. Presented at the Novak Druce Annual Conference on Professional Service Firms. Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Washington.
Pemer, F & Skjolsvik, T. 2014, Dealing with institutional complexity: the case of quality evaluation in public procurement of professional services. Presented at the Novak Druce Annual Conference on Professional Service Firms. Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Washington.
Näslund, L. & Pemer, 2014, Through a glass, darkly: Boundary-work in client-consultant interaction. Presented at the Academy of Management, Philadelphia
Pemer, F. 2014, Invisible but powerful – the discursive framing of management consulting projects. Presented at the Academy of Management, Philadelphia
Pemer, F. & Skjolsvik, T. 2014. Micro-level strategies for dealing with competing institutional logics: The case of purchasing management consulting services. Presented at the 30th EGOS Colloquium, Rotterdam
Pemer, F., 2013. The informal evaluation of professional service projects. Novak Druce Annual Workshop on Professional Services, Saïd Business School, Oxford
Pemer, F., 2013. Evaluating service quality ex ante. Quality evaluation in public procurement of management consulting services. IPSERA 2013, Nantes, France
Pemer, F & Skjolsvik, T. 2012. Client and consultant logics on the purchasing of management consulting services. Winner of the Thomson South-Western Outstanding Research-Based Paper award, Academy of Management, Boston
Pemer, F., Sieweke, J., Werr, A., 2012. The influence of national culture on the use of management onsultants. Academy of Management, Boston
Pemer, F., 2011, Making the right choice: An empirical study of agency selection consultants and their roles as principals and agents. EGOS, Gothenburg
Pemer et al., 2010, The cultural embeddedness of management advisory services. A comparative study of Germany and Sweden. Academy of Management, Montreal
Näslund, L. & Pemer, F. 2009. The allure of the grand narrative: the role of storytelling in organizational change. EGOS, Barcelona
Pemer, F. & Werr, A., 2009, Professionalizing the use of management consulting services. 4th International Conference on Management Consulting. Management Consulting Division – Academy of Management, Vienna.
Näslund, L. & Pemer, F. 2008. Making or breaking trust? The impact of client–consultant interaction on the dissemination and consumption of management ideas. EGOS, Amsterdam.