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Mikael Holmqvist

Professor

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Works at Stockholm Business School
Telephone 08-16 46 27
Email mikael.holmqvist@sbs.su.se
Visiting address Kräftriket, hus 3, 7, 15 och 24
Room 15:407
Postal address Företagsekonomiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am PhD in business administration (2000), associate professor in business administration (2004) and in sociology (2016) and professor in business administration (2010). My research is interdisciplinary and focuses on work, organization and power. My research method is usually ethnography. 

Since 2018 I am the deputy dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

I am educated at Lund University and Stockholm University in Sweden, and Université de Poitiers and Ecole Supérieur de Commerce de Paris (ESCP). I have been employed as a teacher and scholar at Lund University and Uppsala University. I have been a recurrent visiting scholar at Stanford University and Cornell University in the United States. 

I publish both in Swedish and English, both as articles in peer-reviewed journals and as books with Swedish or international publishers. I have edited several books. I have also written several papers for the leading Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter. 

I teach mainly master- and PhD-students. 

Major research projects

Ekonomic elites (2010-2018)

Worksite healt promotion  (2006-2010)

Occupational disability and functional impairment (2002-2006)

Organizational learning and change (1997-2002)

Strategic alliances and mergers & acquisitions (1996-2000)​

Reviews

My books have been reviewed in international (for example, Administrative Science Quarterly, Sociology, Contemporary Sociology, Journal of Planning Literature, Scandinavian Journal of Management) and Swedish (for example, Ekonomisk debatt, Sociologisk forskning, Nordiska organisationsstudier, Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift) social science journals and in Swedish newspapers (for instance Dagens Nyheter, Aftonbladet, Expressen, Sydsvenskan, Göteborgs-Posten) and in radio and TV (for instance SVT Kulturnytt, Sveriges Radio P1). 

Monographs

  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2018): Handels – maktelitens skola. Stockholm: Atlantis. 480 sidor.
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2017): Leader Communities: The Consecration of Elites in Djursholm. New York: Columbia University Press. 274 sidor.
  • Holmqvist Mikael (2015): Djursholm. Sveriges ledarsamhälle. Stockholm: Atlantis. 741 sidor.
  • Holmqvist Mikael, Maravelias Christian (2011): Managing Healthy Organizations. Worksite Health Promotion and the New Self-management Paradigm. New York: Routledge. (Routledge Studies in Human Resources Development). 172 sidor.
  • Holmqvist Mikael (2009): The Disabling State of an Active Society. London: Ashgate. (Welfare and Society Series.) 169 sidor.
  • Holmqvist Mikael (2008): The Institutionalization of Social Welfare.a Study of Medicalizing. Management. New York: Routledge. (Routledge Advances in Sociology Series). 192 sidor.
  • Holmqvist Mikael (2005): Samhall. Att bli normal i en onormal organisation. Stockholm: SNS förlag. 439 sidor.
  • Holmqvist Mikael (2000): The Dynamics of Experiential Learning. Doktorsavhandling. Stockholm: Stockholms universitet. 231 sidor.
  • Bengtsson, Lars, Holmqvist, Mikael, Larsson, Rikard (1998), Strategiska allianser. Från marknadsmisslyckande till lärande samarbete. Malmö: Liber. 144 sidor.

Peer-reviewed papers

  • Holmqvist, Mikael, Maravelias Christian (2018): “Management in the ’Neo-paternalistic Organization’: The Case of Work-site Health Promotion at Scania. Scandinavian Journal of Management. 34: 267-275.
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2018): “Att studera den ekonomiska eliten. Problem och utmaningar.” Sociologisk forskning. 55: 5-22.
  • Maravelias, Christian, Holmqvist, Mikael (2018): "'Healthy Organizations': Developing the Self-managing Employee." International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management. 16.
  • Holmqvist Mikael, Maravelias Christian, Skålén Per (2013): “Identity Regulation in Neo-liberal Societies.” Organization, 20: 193-211.
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2012): “Djursholm. A Study of an Executive Community.” Scandinavian Journal of Management, 28: 257-263.
  • Holmqvist Mikael (2010): “The Active Welfare State and its Consequences. A Case Study of Sheltered Employment in Sweden.” European Societies. 12: 209-230.
  • Holmqvist Mikael (2009): “Corporate Social responsibility as Corporate Social control. The Case of Work-site Health Promotion. Scandinavian Journal of Management. 25: 68-72.
  • Holmqvist Mikael (2009): “Medicalization of Unemployment. Individualizing Social issues as Personal Problems in the Swedish Welfare State. Work, Employment and Society, 23: 405-421.
  • Holmqvist Mikael (2009): “Complicating the Organization. A New Prescription for the Learning Organization?” Management Learning, 40: 275-287.
  • Holmqvist Mikael (2009): “Disabled People and Dirty Work”. Disability & Society, 24: 869
  • 887
  • Holmqvist Mikael (2008): “Creating the Disabled Person. A Case Study of Recruitment to
  • ‘Work-for-the-Disabled’ Programs.” Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 10: 191-207
  • Holmqvist Mikael (2004): “Experiential Learning Processes of Exploitation and Exploration. An Empirical Study of Product Development.” Organization Science. 15: 70-81.
  • Holmqvist Mikael (2003: “Intra- and Interorganizational Learning Processes. An Empirical Comparison.” Scandinavian Journal of Management, 19: 443-466.
  • Holmqvist Mikael (2003): “A Dynamic Model of Intra- and Interorganizational Learning. Organization Studies”, 24: 93-121.
  • Larsson Rikard,Brousseau Kenneth R.,Driver Michael, Mikael Holmqvist, Tarnovskaya Veronika (2003): “International Growth Through Cooperation. Brand-driven Strategies, Leadership, and Career Development in Sweden. Academy of Management Executive, 12: 7-21.
  • Larsson Rikard, Driver Michael, Mikael Holmqvist, Sweet Patrick (2001): “Career Dis-Integration and Re-Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions. Managing Competence and Motivational Intangibles”. European Management Journal, 19: 609-618.

Editorial publications

  • Eriksson, Bengt Erik Eriksson, Mikael Holmqvist, Lena Sohl (2013) (Red), Eliter i Sverige. Tvärvetenskapliga perspektiv på makt, status och klass. Lund: Studentlitteratur. 341 sidor.
  • Holmqvist Mikael, Spicer André (2013) (Red.): Managing Human Resources by Exploiting and Exploring People’s Potentials. London: Emerald. (Research in the Sociology of Organizations Series). 279 sidor.
  • Hasselbladh Hans, Holmqvist Mikael (2013) (Red.): Företagsekonomin och samhället. Lund: Studentlitteratur. 365 sidor.
  • Holmqvist Mikael , Christian Maravelias (2006) (Red.): Hälsans styrning av arbetet. Lund: Studentlitteratur. 234 sidor.

Book chapters

  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2018): “Ledarsamhället Djursholm som ’konsekrati’”. Ingår i Eriksson, Bengt Erik Eriksson, Mikael Holmqvist, Lena Sohl (2013) (Red), Eliter i Sverige. Tvärvetenskapliga perspektiv på makt, status och klass. Lund: Studentlitteratur. Sidorna 93-122.
  • Maravelias Christian, Thanem Torkild, Holmqvist Mikael (2013): “March Meets Marx.The Politics of Exploitation and Exploration in the Management of Life and Labour.” Ingår i Holmqvist Mikael, Spicer André (Red.): Managing Human Resources by Exploiting and Exploring People’s Potentials. London: Emerald. (Research in the Sociology of Organizations Series). Sidorna 129-159. 
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2006): ”Medikalisering av arbetslöshet. En organisationsteoretisk analys.” Ingår i Holmqvist Mikael , Christian Maravelias(Red.): Hälsans styrning av arbetet. Lund: Studentlitteratur. Sidorna 27-60.
  • Holmqvist, Mikael, Maravelias Christian (2003): “Organizing the Extended Organization.” Ingår I Ljunghagen, Sven och Henrik Linderoth (Red.): Intelligent Management in the Knowledge Economy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Sidorna 66-90.
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2002): “Learning from Experience in Imaginary Organizations.” Ingår i Hedberg, Bo, Baumard, Philippe, Yakhlef, Ali (Red.): Managing Imaginary Organizations. A New Perspective on Business. Amsterdam: Pergamon. Sidorn 57-70.
  • Hedberg Bo, Mikael Holmqvist (2001): “Learning in imaginary organizations.” Ingår i Dierkes, Meinolf (Red.): Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge. Sidorn 733-752.

Book reviews

  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2016): “Mats Alvesson och Andre Spicer: The stupidity paradox: The power and pitfalls of functional stupidity at work.” Organistion och samhälle. Nummer 2.
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2008): “Hans Hasselbladh, Eva Bejeroth, Rolf Gustafsson: Bortom new public management. Institutionell transformation i svensk sjukvård.” Nordiske organisasjonsstudier. 10: 92-95.
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2000): “John Denton: Organisational Learning and Effectiveness.” Organization Studies. 3: 650-652.

Non-academic publications

  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2018): ”Den nyliberala spelaren har blivit den typiska elitmänniskan.” Dagens Nyheter. 2 december.
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2018): “’Karisma och social kompetens överröstar djup sakkunskap’.” Dagens Nyheter. 4 februari.
  • Hasselbladh, Hans, Holmqvist, Mikael (2017): ”’Skydda det offentliga från affärsmän som Trump.’” Dagens Nyheter. 22 augusti.
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2016): Djursholm - Sveriges ledarsamhälle. Förkortad pocketupplaga av originalet. Stockholm: Atlantis. 
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2016): ”Var är forskarna?” Dagens Nyheter. 28 november.
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2016): ”Framtidens elit skolas att tänja på prinicperna.” Dagens Nyheter. 14 april.
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2016): ”Fallet Paolo Macchiarini är ett exempel på karismasamhället.” Dagens Nyheter. 18 februari.
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2016): ”Så skapas vinnare och förlorare i arbetssamhället.” Dagens Nyheter. 29 januari.
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2015): ”Klassamhället blundar för meriter och kunnande.” Dagens Nyheter. 5 november.
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2007): ”Av rätta virket?” Dagens Nyheter. 12 september.
  • Holmqvist, Mikael (2006): ”’Erkänn ditt arbetshandikapp annars förlorar du a-kassan.’” Dagens Nyheter. 10 augusti.

Last updated: December 17, 2018

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