Department of Organization

Sara Louise
Professor with special responsibilities

Room: KIL/14.A-3.94

Sara Louise Muhr’s research focuses on critical perspectives on managerial identity and HRM, especially in relation to issues around coping with diversity and expectations in modern, flexible ways of working. Following this broader aim, she has worked with various empirical settings such as management consultancy, prisons, the military and police force, pole dance studios and executive networks where she has engaged with issues such as power, culture, emotional labor, gender, ethnicity, leadership and work-life balance.

Since January 2018 Muhr has also held the position as Academic Director of the CBS Business in Society Platform ‘Diversity and Difference’. As Academic director of the Diversity and Difference platform, she works to consolidate, advance and disseminate research on diversity and difference in order to have an impact on society through strong partnerships with policy makers, business leaders, NGOs, and public organizations. The platform brings together researchers from a broad range of disciplines, nationally and internationally, including organization studies, linguistic anthropology, cross-cultural management, philosophy, religion, sociology and economics to engage with themes such as migration and integration, cultural and linguistic diversity in the workplace, women in management, sexuality and queer studies, inclusive leadership and diversity management.

Primary research areas

•    Organization Theory
•    Human Resource Management
•    Diversity Management
•    Culture
•    Leadership

Curriculum Vitae
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•    Cand merc elective: Power, Culture and Politics in Contemporary Organizations
•    Master of Public Governance: PUF – Personligt Udviklings Forløb
•    EMBA: Human Resource Management and Performance Management
•    EMBA: Contemporary Leadership Theory and Practices
•    PhD: Advanced Topics in Leadership Research


•    Master theses
•    Phd Theses

Selected publications

Muhr, Sara Louise (2011): ‘Caught in the Gendered Machine – on the Masculine and Feminine in Cyborg Leadership’, Gender, Work and Organization, vol. 18, no 3, 337-357

Muhr, Sara Louise and Sullivan, Katie Rose (forthcoming, 2013): ‘”None so queer as folk”: Gendered Expectations and Transgressive Bodies in Leadership, Leadership.

Holck, Lotte and Muhr, Sara Louise Muhr (2017): ‘Unequal solidarity? Towards a Norm-critical Approach to Welfare Logics’, Scandinavian Journal of Management, vol. 33, no. 1, pp 1-11.

Blagoev, Blagoy, Muhr, Sara Louise, Ortlieb, Renate and Schreyögg, Georg (2018): ‘Organizational Working Time Regimes: Managerial, Occupational and Institutional Perspectives on Extreme Work’ (editorial), German Journal of Human Resource Management.

Ashcraft, Karen Lee and Muhr, Sara Louise (2018): ‘Coding Military Command as a Promiscuous Practice? Unsettling the Gender Binaries of Leadership Metaphors’, Human Relations, vol. 71, no.2, pp 206-228.

Publications sorted by:
Sine Nørholm Just; Sara Louise Muhr / Holding on to Both Ends of a Pole : Empowering Feminine Sexuality and Reclaiming Feminist Emancipation.
In: Gender, Work and Organization, Vol. 27, No. 1, 1.2020, p. 6-23
Journal article > peer review
Sine Nørholm Just; Sara Louise Muhr / "Together We Rise" : Collaboration and Contestation as Narrative Drivers of the Women's March.
In: Leadership, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2019, p. 245–267
Journal article > peer review
Sara Louise Muhr; Stina Teilmann-Lock; Bontu Guschke; Jannick Friis Christensen; Rebekka Mahler; Ellen Månsson; Kai Inga Basner / Co-creation Gender Equality from Classroom to Organizations : Innovations in Nordic Welfare Societies.
Frederiksberg : GenderLAB 2019, 19 p. (Dissemination report)
Sara Louise Muhr; Christian De Cock; Magdalena Twardowska; Christina Volkmann / Constructing an Entrepreneurial Life : Liminality and Emotional Reflexivity in Identity Work.
In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Vol. 31, No. 7/8, 2019, p. 567-582
Journal article > peer review
Lars Storr-Hansen; Anne Skovbro; Anni Matthiesen; Christian Dahl Pedersen; Christine Antorini; Christine Feldthaus; Hella Joof; Jesper Arkil; Jette Rohde; Lene Espersen; Mette Schak Dahlmann; Mie Hovmark Christensen; Palle Bjerre Rasmussen; Per Christensen; Peter Schantz; Sara Louise Muhr; Stine Egsgaard; Trine Callesen; Louise Pihl; Helene Høj / Flere kvinder i bygge og anlægsbranchen : Anbefalinger og afrapportering fra Byggeriets Kvinderåd.
København : Dansk Byggeri 2019, 44 p.
Lotte Holck; Sara Louise Muhr / From Institutionalized Othering to Disruptive Collaboration : A Postcolonial Analysis of the Police Force in Greenland.
In: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 5.10.2019
Journal article > peer review
Jannick Friis Christensen; Sara Louise Muhr / H(a)unting Quotas : An Empirical Analysis of the Uncanniness of Gender Quotas.
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2019, p. 77-105
Journal article > peer review
Sara Louise Muhr / Ledelse af køn : Hvordan kønsstereotyper former kvinders og mænds karrierer.
København : Djøf Forlag 2019, 260 p.
Book > peer review
Maya Christiane Flensborg Jensen; Sara Louise Muhr / Performative Identity Regulation in Rehabilitative Home Care Work : An Analysis of How Experts’ Embodied Mediation of the Managerial Ideology ‘Activates’ New Frontline Identities.
In: Culture and Organization, 17.1.2019
Journal article > peer review
Bontu Guschke; Kaitlin A. Busse; Farhiya Khalid; Sara Louise Muhr; Sine Nørholm Just / Sexual Harassment in Higher Education : Experiences and Perceptions among Students at a Danish University.
In: Kvinder, Køn & Forskning, Vol. 28, No. 1-2, 2019, p. 11-30
Journal article > peer review
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