Department of Management, Society and Communication


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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Ana Alacovska; Dan Kärreman / Tormented Selves : The Social Imaginary of the Tortured Artist and the Identity Work of Creative Workers.
In: Organization Studies, 28.6.2022
Journal article > peer review
Sophie Del Fa; Dan Kärreman / Uncritical Constitution : CCO, Critique and Neoliberal Capitalism.
In: The Routledge Handbook of the Communicative Constitution of Organization. ed. /Joëlle Basque; Nicolas Bencherki; Timothy Kuhn. New York : Routledge 2022, p. 165-179 (Routledge Studies in Communication, Organization and Organizing)
Book chapter > peer review
Liana Razmerita; Armin Peroznejad; Niki Panteli; Dan Kärreman / Adapting to the Enforced Remote Work in the Covid 19 Pandemic
In: 34th Bled eConference – Digital Support from Crisis to Progressive Change: June 27 – 30, 2021, Online Conference Proceedings. . ed. /Andreja Pucihar; Mirjana Kljajić Borštnar; Roger Bons; Helen Cripps; Anand Sheombar; Doroteja Vidmar. Maribor : University of Maribor 2021, p. 629-642
Article in proceedings > peer review
Stefan Sveningsson; Dan Kärreman / Alvesson, Mats : A Passion for Critical Reflexivity and Rational Change.
In: The Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers. ed. /David B. Szabla. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2021, p. 17-35
Book chapter > peer review
Ziyun Fan; Christopher Grey; Dan Kärreman / Confidential Gossip and Organization Studies
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 42, No. 10, 10.2021, p. 1651-1664
Journal article > peer review
Armin Peroznejad; Liana Razmerita; Niki Panteli; Dan Kärreman / Remote Work Adaptability: Cabin Fever or Newfound Freedom?
Paper presented at 10th International Workshop on the Changing Nature of Work with ICT. CNOW 2021, 2021
Paper > peer review
Dan Kärreman; André Spicer; Rasmus Koss Hartmann / Slow Management
In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 37, No. 2, 6.2021
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Armin Peroznejad; Liana Razmerita; Niki Panteli; Dan Kärreman / Work Adaptability: A Longitudinal Study during the Covid-19 Crisis
In: Book of Abstracts: Connected to a Special Issue of the International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior. 2021, 5 p., p. 9-13
Conference abstract in proceedings > 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
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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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