Inger G. Stensaker


Inger Stensaker is Professor in Strategic Change at NHH Norwegian School of Economics. Her research interests are within the area of strategy implementation, strategic change processes, organizational change capacity, innovation and renewal 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 and renewal in order to explore how they can develop capacity for change and innovation. 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 is published in Human Relations, Long Range Planning, Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management, Journal of International Business, 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
Meyer, Christine; Stensaker, Inger G.; Bjerke, Rune; Haueng, Anne Cathrin Innovation Capacity Fagbokforlaget; 2023
Gooderham, Paul Nicholas; Meyer, Christine B.; Stensaker, Inger G.; Elter, Frank; Sandvik, Alexander Madsen; Pedersen, Torben Digital Transformation of Incumbent Service Firms: Legacy Removal Strategies Beta; 2023
Kleppe, Ingeborg Astrid; Caldwell, Marylouise; Stensaker, Inger G. Embodied, embedded and educated: How everyday heroes strive to save lives during a pandemic Marketing Theory Volume 23 (1); page 59 - 79; 2023
Stensaker, Inger G.; Egeland, Therese Endring og omstilling Organisasjon og ledelse; 2023
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