Department of Organization

Sara Louise
Professor with special responsibilities

Room: KIL/14.A-4.78

My research focuses on critical perspectives on managerial identity and HRM, especially in relation to issues around expectations in flexible ways of working. Following this broader aim I have worked with various empirical settings such as management consultancy, prisons, pole dance studios and executive networks where I have engaged with issues such as gender, ethnicity, high performance cultures, leadership and work-life balance. I am also associated to Lund University as Docent and am associate editor (book review editor) of the Scandinavian Journal of Management and part of the editorial collective of Ephemera.

Primary research areas
  • Identity
  • Diversity Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
Curriculum Vitae
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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; Pedersen, Michael and Alvesson, Mats (2012): ‘Work-load, passion and fun: Problems of balancing self-exploitation and self-exploration in work-life’, Research in the Sociology of Organization, vol. 37, 193-220.

Muhr, Sara Louise and Kirkegaard, Line (2013): ‘The Dream Consultant: Productive Fantasies at Work’, Culture & Organization, vol 19, no 2, 105-123.

Muhr, Sara Louise and Rehn, Alf (forthcoming, 2013): ‘Branding Atrocity: On Sexual Violence and the Corporate Management of Meaning’, Organization Studies.

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

Publications sorted by:
Karen Lee Ashcraft; Sara Louise Muhr / Coding Military Command as a Promiscuous Practice : Unsettling the Gender Binaries of Leadership Metaphors .
In: Human Relations, Vol. 71, No. 2, 2018, p. 206-228
Journal article > peer review
Jannick Friis Christensen; Sara Louise Muhr / Desired Diversity and Symptomatic Anxiety : Theorising Failed Diversity as Lacanian Lack.
In: Culture and Organization, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2018, p. 114-133
Journal article > peer review
Florence Villeseche; Sara Louise Muhr; Lotte Holck / Diversity and Identity in the Workplace : Connections and Perspectives.
Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2018, 107 p.
Book > peer review
Florence Villeseche; Sara Louise Muhr; Martyna Śliwa / From Radical Black Feminism to Postfeminist Hashtags : Re-claiming Intersectionality.
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2018, p. 1-16
Journal article > peer review
Frans Bévort; Per Darmer; Sara Louise Muhr / Managing the Human in 21st Century Organizations : Developing a Critical and Performative Research Agenda for HRM-studies.
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2018, p. 209-220
Editorial > peer review
Carys Egan-Wyer; Sara L. Muhr; Alf Rehn / On Startups and Doublethink : Resistance and Conformity in Negotiating the Meaning of Entrepreneurship .
In: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Vol. 30, No. 1/2, 2018, p. 58-80
Journal article > peer review
Blagoy Blagoev; Sara Louise Muhr; Renate Ortlieb; Georg Schreyögg / Organizational Working Time Regimes : Drivers, Consequences and Attempts to Change Patterns of Excessive Working Hours.
In: German Journal of Human Resource Management / Zeitschrift für Personalforschung, Vol. 32, No. 3/4, 2018, p. 155-167
Journal article > peer review
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
Journal article
Laurence Romani; Lotte Holck; Charlotte Holgersson; Sara Louise Muhr / Diversity Management and the Scandinavian Model : Illustrations from Denmark and Sweden.
In: Management and Diversity: Perspectives from Different National Contexts. . ed. /Mustafa F. Özbilgin; Jean-François Chanlat. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2017, p. 261-280 (International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Vol. 3)
Book chapter > peer review
Sara Louise Muhr; Beate Sløk-Andersen / Exclusion and Inclusion in the Danish Military : A Historical Analysis of the Construction and Consequences of a Gendered Organizational Narrative.
In: Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2017, p. 367-379
Journal article > peer review
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