Therese Sverdrup

Vice Rector for Innovation and Development Therese Sverdrup

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Strategy and Management
Organisation and Management Teamwork Psychological contract Organizational behavior


Therese E. Sverdrup holds a Master Degree in Organizational Psychology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and received her PhD from the department of Strategy and Management at NHH in 2012.

Therese E. Sverdrups research focuses on leadership, team research, the psychological contract, and collaboration.

She participates in the FOCUS program where she follows several of the FOCUS firms in both qualitative and quantitative oriented research projects.

She is involved in several of NHHs executive programs, where she teaches team and team leadership as well as organizational psychology topics. At NHH she is responsible for the bachelor course in “psychology and leadership”, and has earned the lecturer price for her course.

Sverdrup also gives lectures to public and private companies on the topics of her research, and like to contribute to the public debate on her research topics.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Sverdrup, Therese E., Schei, Vidar, Tjølsen, Øystein Andreas Expecting the Unexpected: Using Team Charters to Handle Disruptions and Facilitate Team Performance Group Dynamics Volume 21 (1), page 53 - 59, 2016
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
Sverdrup, Therese E. Når kontrakter er psykologiske Perspektiver på PR, page 119 - 132, 2016
Sverdrup, Therese E. Oppfylte og brutte løfter på arbeidsplassen: Hvilken innvirkning har den psykologiske kontrakten på medarbeideres motivasjon? Produktiv motivasjon i arbeidslivet, page 261 - 287, 2016
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