Inger G. Stensaker


Inger Stensaker is Professor in Strategic Change at NHH Norwegian School of Economics and Dean of NHH Executive Programs. Her research interests are within the area of strategy implementation, strategic change processes, organizational change capacity and qualitative process studies.

She has extensive experience leading collaborative and cross-disciplinary research projects and strongly believes in developing close academic-practitioner relationships.

In her research, Stensaker works closely with firms as they are undergoing strategic change in order to explore how they can develop capacity for change. She typically examines strategic change processes from various levels in the organization (top management, middle management and employee level) and draws on sensemaking and identity theory to understand the dynamics of change.

Her work has appeared in Human Relations, Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Organizational Dynamics and Journal of Change Management. Stensaker is past Chair of the ODC division at Academy of Management.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Elter, Frank; Gooderham, Paul N.; Stensaker, Inger G. Successful and Unsuccessful Radical Transformation of Multinational Mobile Telephony Companies: The Role of Institutional Context. The Multiple Dimensions of Institutional Complexity in International Business Research; page 339 - 362; 2021
Nesse, Synnøve; Stensaker, Inger G. Coping, Not Choking, Under the Pressure of a Terrorist Attack: A Crisis Leadership Coping Model Journal of Applied Behavioral Science; 2021
Holt Larsen, Henrik; Stensaker, Inger G.; Gooderham, Paul N.; Schramm-Nielsen, Jette Talent Development as an Alternative to Orthodox Career Thinking: The Scandinavian Case The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning, Second Edition; 2020
Friesl, Martin; Stensaker, Inger G.; Colman, Helene Loe Strategy implementation: Taking stock and moving forward Long range planning Volume 53 (6) (15 pages); 2020
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