Ingalill Holmberg, Professor and Director of CASL
My research interest is located at the interface between leadership, organizing and managerial work and includes the interplay between conceptions of leadership and leadership and management as an everyday practice. By critically examining leadership ideals and the enactment of leadership in organizational settings, I aim to contribute to a more comprehensive view of leadership.
Mats Tyrstrup, PhD, Researcher
I study the many “in-betweens” in organisational landscapes that obstruct professionals from collaborating efficiently in for example the financial sector and healthcare services. Two questions guide my research. What represents leadership when production is about merging the efforts and competencies of specialists rather than dividing overall tasks into well-defined routine activities? How do we manage fuzzy processes of organising rather than clear-cut units in organisations?
Ingela Sölvell, PhD, Researcher
Commercialization of innovative ideas is an essential challenge both to new and established firms. I investigate this challenge from an entrepreneurial and leadership perspective. Two principal questions are guiding my research. In what different ways are organizational structures developed to support the commercialization? What are the essential leadership undertakings for successful commercialization of innovation?
Laurence Romani, PhD, Researcher
A central theme in my research is the management of cultural differences in organizations. What is the range of cultural differences (gender, national culture, organizational cultures, etc.) and how can we relate to these differences in the most respectful ways? I see differences as an opportunity for learning and creativity and I investigate how this innovative potential can be mobilized with leadership.
Johan Stein, PhD, Visiting Researcher
My research is devoted to the field of strategic management and leadership by focusing on the role and influence of top managers in order to explain the formation of strategies (as patterns of organizational action). A primary task of my research has been to build a bridge between various perspectives. I’m currently exploring top managerial team work and how managers try to implement intentions into actions.
Charlotte Holgersson, PhD., Visiting Researcher
My research is located in the intersection between organization and management studies and gender studies. I am interested in the empirical and theoretical exploration of gender ordering in organizations, in particular issues of management, change and sexuality. One of my empirical concerns has been the perpetuation of men’s dominance on top positions in organizations.
Pernilla Petrelius Karlberg, PhD, Editor of Leadership Update
My interest is in the leadership challenges of creating value in a mediatized world. I investigate the interaction between organizations, media and public images of organizations and leaders. My focus is on top management and boards of directors in large organizations. I am also editor of the column Leadership update, where I write and edit comments on leadership topics.
Katharina Pilhofer, PhD student
Dealing with the opportunities and challenges of different cultures has become part of everyday business in international organizations. My research is focused on how the relation to cultural differences can turn into a respectful and responsible act of leadership – for everyone. In particular I am interested in how various aspects such as the self and given or emerging knowledge influence such endeavors.