Faculty Profile

Jon Erland Bonde Lervik

Associate Professor - Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour


I am currently Associate Professor at the department of Leadership and organizational management at BI Norwegian School of Management. I previously held a lectureship at Lancaster University Management School. I did my PhD at the Norwegian School of Management, where I examined transfer and institutionalization of organizational practices in multinational enterprises.

My current research interests include how national institutional contexts affect the organization of globally distributed work practices and how innovative business models in customer supplier relationships emerge. My research is published inter alia in Handbook of Crosscultural Management Research, Academy of Management Executive, Human Resource Management Journal and Management Learning.

I have a MSc in industrial economics and technology management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Prior to an academic career I worked as an OD consultant in the Oil & Energy sector. In consulting and executive education he has worked inter alia with Hydro, Statoil, ConocoPhillips Norway, Aker Maritime, Kongsberg Gruppen, Telenor, Nidar, Gilde, Det Norske Veritas, Norwegian Post and the Foreign tax affairs office of the Directorate for Taxation in Norway.


Fahy, Kathryn M.; Easterby-Smith, Mark & Lervik, Jon Erland Bonde (2014)

The power of spatial and temporal orderings in organizational learning

Management Learning, 45(2), s. 123- 144. Doi: 10.1177/1350507612471925

This article attends to the call for research on the often neglected spatial and temporal dynamics of organizational life. In particular, we examine the ways in which aspects of space and time facilitate or hinder learning and knowledge sharing in organizations. We draw on conceptual tools derived from work influenced largely by Henri Lefebvre to illustrate how a spatial–temporal lens throws new light on the problem of learning and knowledge sharing across organizational communities. We examine these dynamics in a qualitative study with four high-technology engineering companies in the energy conversion and automation and aerospace sectors. Building on a situated learning perspective, we argue that a spatial and temporal perspective contributes to our understanding of processes of identity construction and the power relations that influence access to forms of participation and learning across organizational communities.

Jonsen, Karsten; Butler, Chtistina L., Mäkelä, Kristina, Piekkari, Rebecca, Drogendijk, Rian, Lauring, Jakob, Lervik, Jon Erland Bonde, Pahlberg, Cecilia, Vodosek, Markus & Zander, Lena (2013)

Processes of international collaboration in management research: a reflexive, autoethnographic approach

Journal of management inquiry, 22(4), s. 394- 413. Doi: 10.1177/1056492612464429

Lervik, Jon Erland Bonde (2011)

The single MNC as a research site

Piekkari, Rebecca & Welch, Catherine (red.). Rethinking the case study in international business and management research

Lervik, Jon Erland; Fahy, Kathryn M. & Easterby-Smith, Mark (2010)

Temporal dynamics of situated learning in organizations

Management Learning, 41(3), s. 285- 301. Doi: 10.1177/1350507609357004

Lervik, Jon Erland; Amdam, Rolv Petter, Hennestad, Bjørn, Lunnan, Randi & Nilsen, Sølvi M. (2005)

Implementing Human Resource Development Best Practice: Replication or Re-creation?

Human Resource Development International, 8(3), s. 345- 360.

Lunnan, Randi; Lervik, Jon Erland, Traavik, Laura E Mercer, Nilsen, Sølvi M., Amdam, Rolv Petter & Hennestad, Bjørn (2005)

Global transfer of management practices across nations and MNC subcultures

Academy of Management Executive, 19(2), s. 77- 80.

The management practice we examine performance management (PM)-can be regarded as an extension of the traditional performance appraisal, linking individual performance to corporate strategy.1 Researchers separate calculative PM (focus on individual contributions and rewards) and collaborative PM (focus on creating a partnership culture between employer and employee, for example through competency development).2 In the United States, PM practices contain both calculative and collaborative elements, whereas in Scandinavia the calculative element is downplayed.3 Norwegian firms have had a long tradition of holding annual "planning and development talks." This is, however, a single, once a year event intended to promote good working relations more than a managerial system for evaluating, developing and compensating employees.' We suggest that when introducing a "foreign best practice" into this setting, national values present initial barriers, whereas organizational capabilities and systems are crucial for the final shape of the practice.

Lervik, Jon Erland & Lunnan, Randi (2004)

Contrasting Perspectives on the Diffusion of Management Knowledge - Performance Management in a Norwegian Multinational

Management Learning, 35(3), s. 287- 302.

Nilsen, Sølvi M.; Hennestad, Bjørn, Fergestad, Ingvald, Lervik, Jon Erland, Lunnan, Randi & Traavik, Laura E Mercer (2004)

Handlingsförlamad av dubbla budskap - dubbelbindingar i organisationer

Ledmotiv : Idèskrift om ledarskap, s. 29- 39.

Lunnan, Randi; Amdam, Rolv Petter, Hennestad, Bjørn, Lervik, Jon Erland & Nilsen, Sølvi M. (2002)

Standardised Leadership Tools in MNEs – Critical Reflections on the Conditions for Successful Implementations

Journal of European Industrial Training, 26(6), s. 274- 282.

Amdam, Rolv Petter; Hennestad, Bjørn, Lunnan, Randi, Nilsen, Sølvi M. & Lervik, Jon Erland (2001)

Standardisering - en hemsko for fornyelse?

Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse

Lervik, Jon Erland & Traavik, Laura E. Mercer (2016)

HRM i multinasjonale selskaper

Laudal, Thomas & Mikkelsen, Aslaug (red.). Strategisk HRM 2

Lervik, Jon Erland & Fahy, Kathryn M. (2016)

Material objects in inter-organizational coordination: balancing common understanding and divergent interests

[Academic lecture]. OLKC conference.

Lervik, Jon Erland & Saka-helmhout, Ayse (2016)

Institutions as enablers of subsidiary initiative

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management.

Lervik, Jon Erland & Saka-helmhout, Ayse (2014)


[Academic lecture]. Academy of International Business.

Lervik, Jon Erland & Traavik, Laura E. Mercer (2014)

HRM i multinasjonale selskaper

Mikkelsen, Aslaug & Laudal, Thomas (red.). Strategisk HRM 2

Lervik, Jon Erland (2013)

When offshoring backfires - relocating fabrication and repercussions for activity configurations and value propositions

[Academic lecture]. Faculty seminar.

Saka-helmhout, Ayse & Lervik, Jon Erland Bonde (2013)

Subsidiary initiative in ship engineering: the institutional-embeddedness perspective

[Academic lecture]. European Group of Organization Studies.

Lervik, Jon Erland Bonde (2010)

The single multinational as a research site

[Academic lecture]. EIBA Annual Conference.

Traavik, Laura E. Mercer; Lervik, Jon Erland Bonde, Lunnan, Randi & Amdam, Rolv Petter Storvik (2001)

What is repatriate competence?

[Academic lecture]. Global Human Resource Management Conference.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2005 BI Norwegian Business School Ph.D.
1996 Norwegian University of Science and Technology Master of Science
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2010 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
2008 - 2010 BI Norwegian Business School Postdoc.
2006 - 2008 Lancaster University Management School Lecturer
2004 - 2006 BI Norwegian Business School Assistant professor
2000 - 2004 BI Norwegian Business School Doctoral scholar