Karen Modesta Olsen

Professor Karen Modesta Olsen

E-mail
Karen.Olsen@nhh.no
Telephone
+47 55 95 97 55
Department
Strategy and Management
Centre
Focus
Office
E319
Expertise
Organisation and Management Human Resource Management Industrial Relations

BIO

Karen Modesta Olsen joined the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in her current position in 2011. She received her dr.polit degree in sociology from University of Oslo in 2006. She held a post.doc position at NHH from 2007-2011, and worked as a researcher at Center for Applied Research at NHH (SNF) from 1999-2007.

Olsen’s research interests are concentrated on Human Resource Management and industrial relations. She has published articles on employment relations, non-standard work arrangements, job quality, and sickness absence in journals such as Human Resource Management, Work, Employment & Society, European Journal of Industrial Relations, European Sociological Review, Work and Occupations, and Social Science and Medicine.

She has been involved in a number of research programs, and is currently part of FOCUS (Future-oriented Corporate Solutions). 

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Nesheim, Torstein, Olsen, Karen Modesta, Sandvik, Alexander Madsen Never walk alone: achieving work performance through networking ability and autonomy Employee relations Volume 39 (2), page 240 - 253, 2017
Olsen, Karen Modesta, Gooderham, Paul N., Døving, Erik Fokus på fremtidens foretaksløsninger Fokus på fremtidens foretaksløsninger, page 25 - 43, 2017
Olsen, Karen Modesta, Sverdrup, Therese, Nesheim, Torstein, Kalleberg, Arne L. Multiple foci of commitment in a professional service firm: Balancing complex employment relations Human Resource Management Journal Volume 26 (4), page 390 - 407, 2016
Olsen, Karen Modesta The power of workers: Knowledge work and the power balance in Scandinavian countries Employee relations Volume 38 (3), page 390 - 405, 2016
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