Department of Management, Society and Communication

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Room: DH.V.2.30

Although I have always been affiliated to Business Administration departments, I started out as an organizational anthropologist of sorts. I did my Ph D as an ethnography on the topic of the organizational culture in a Swedish evening newspaper. My research since has focused on topics like critical management studies, knowledge work, identity in organizations, leadership, organizational control, innovation and research methodology. My work has been published in Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Organization, Organization Science, and Organization Studies, among others. My most recent book is Qualitative Methodology and Theory Development: Mystery as Method (Sage 2011, with Mats Alvesson)

Primary research areas

Organizational control

Knowledge work

Organizational culture and identity

Critical management studies

Research methods

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Courses in the DCM concentration
Leadership & communication in HA Can.Comm


Management control
Knowledge work
Cultural management

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Ziyun Fan; Christopher Grey; Dan Kärreman / Confidential Gossip and Organization Studies
In: Organization Studies, 28.8.2020, p. 1-14
Journal article > peer review
Dan Kärreman; Sanne Frandsen / Identity, Image, and Brand
In: The Oxford Handbook of Identities in Organizations. ed. /Andrew D. Brown. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2020, p. 408-423
Book chapter > peer review
Jens Rennstam; Dan Kärreman / Understanding Control in Communities of Practice : Constructive Disobedience in a High-tech Firm.
In: Human Relations, Vol. 73, No. 6, 6.2020, p. 864-890
Journal article > peer review
Lars Thøger Christensen; Dan Kärreman; Andreas Rasche / Bullshit and Organization Studies
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 40, No. 10, 2019, p. 1587-1600
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Mona Florian; Jana Costas; Dan Kärreman / Struggling with Meaningfulness when Context Shifts : Volunteer Work in a German Refugee Shelter.
In: Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 56, No. 3, 5.2019, p. 589-616
Journal article > peer review
Dennis Schoeneborn; Timothy R. Kuhn; Dan Kärreman / The Communicative Constitution of Organization, Organizing, and Organizationality
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 40, No. 4, 4.2019, p. 475-496
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Blagoy Blagoev; Jana Costas; Dan Kärreman / ‘We are All Herd Animals’ : Community and Organizationality in Coworking Spaces.
In: Organization, Vol. 26, No. 6, 11.2019, p. 894-916
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Jana Costas; Susanne Ekman; Laura Empson; Dan Kärreman; Sara Louise Muhr / Working Time Regimes : A Panel Discussion on Continuing Problems.
In: German Journal of Human Resource Management / Zeitschrift für Personalforschung, Vol. 32, No. 3/4, 2018, p. 271-282
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Tony Huzzard; Mats Benner; Dan Kärreman / Exploring and Experiencing the Corporate Business School
In: The Corporatization of the Business School: Minerva Meets the Market. . ed. /Tony Huzzard; Mats Benner; Dan Kärreman. Abingdon : Routledge 2017, p. 1-19
Book chapter > peer review
Nada Endrissat; Dan Kärreman; Claus Noppeney / Incorporating the Creative Subject : Branding Outside–in through Identity Incentives.
In: Human Relations, Vol. 70, No. 4, 4.2017, p. 488-515
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Royal Holloway, University of London

2013 - current

PhD supervision

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Lund University

1999 - current

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