Karen Modesta Olsen

Professor Karen Modesta Olsen

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Strategy and Management
Organisation and Management Human Resource Management Industrial Relations


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.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Olsen, Karen Modesta; Hildrum, Jarle Moss; Kummen, Kamilla; Leirdal, Caroline How do young employees perceive stress and job engagement while working from home? Evidence from a telecom operator during COVID-19 Employee Relations Volume 45 (3); page 762 - 775; 2023
Steen, Christina Roe; Nesheim, Torstein; Olsen, Karen Modesta The Governance of Knowledge Sharing and Application in MNCs: The Role of Management and Autonomous Motivation Beta Volume 37 (1); page 1 - 29; 2023
Olsen, Karen Modesta; Vaidya, Rujuta Shailendra; Knudsen, Eirik Sjåholm Hvordan påvirket pandemien bemanning og organisering av arbeid? Magma forskning og viten Volume 2022 (2); 2022
Olsen, Karen Modesta Employment Trade-Offs under Different Family Policy Constellations Work, Employment and Society; 2020
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