Faculty Profile

Jonas Søderlund

Professor - Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour

Biography

Jonas Söderlund is professor in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the BI Norwegian Business School. He is educated at IMIE, Linköping University, and Harvard Business School. Söderlund has been a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan School of Management and Cranfield School of Management. He has been a Visiting Professor at l'Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and at LUISS, Rome. 

Dr Söderlund has published 10 books and more than 50 articles in journals such as Organization Studies, Human Relations, Management Learning, Long Range Planning,  International Business Review, Advances in Strategic Management, International Journal of Management Reviews, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Personnel Review, R&D Management, International Journal of Innovation Management, and International Journal of Project Management.

Dr Söderlund is on the editorial board of Organization Studies and the International Journal of Project Management. He is one of the editors of Project Management Journal. In addition, Professor Söderlund is a member of the academic advisory group of the Project Management Institute - one of the world's largest professional associations with more than 500,000 members.  He is a member of the funding committee of Forte - the major Swedish research council in the area of organization and work and was for eight years one of the research leaders for KITE - one of the largest research programs in the area of management and innovation in Sweden. 

Dr Söderlund is the founder of two companies, one operating in the IT industry and one in strategy consulting. He has worked with leading international firms to develop project competence and management skills in project-based operations. 

He lives in Stockholm with his wife and children. 

Research areas
Dr Söderlund's main areas of research include: strategy, capabilities, projects, knowledge integration and new organizational forms. His research primarily centers on improving the understanding of projects as organizational forms, knowledge integration in projects, time and timing in projects, the dynamics of project-based firms, and the dynamics of mega-projects. 

Dr Söderlund's research explicitly centers on addressing three levels of analysis: the individual level (such as liminality practices, liminality competence, coping strategies, competence of individual project workers), the project level (such as the dynamics and conditions of mega-projects, institutional logics in large projects, theory of projects, projects as organizational forms, knowledge integraiton and temporality in projects), and the firm level (such as the capabilities of project-based firms, the dynamics and evolution of project-based firms, strategy in project-based firms). 

Teaching areas
Dr Söderlund is primarily teaching the Master of Management program in Project Management and Executive Short Programs in the Strategic Management of Projects. He is also course director of the doctoral course on Innovation in Projects and Networks. 
 

Publications

Pantic-Dragisic, Svjetlana & Söderlund, Jonas (2018)

On the move to stay current: Knowledge cycling and scheduled labor mobility

Management Learning, 49(4), s. 429- 452. Doi: 10.1177/1350507618772258

Technical consulting plays an increasingly important role in developing and transferring knowledge in a wide range of industries and sectors. We present a case study of Swift Tech, a leading Scandinavian technical consulting firm, to identify and assess the importance of knowledge cycling—a knowledge process based on scheduled and recurrent rotation of technical consultants among organizational and problem-solving contexts. Our study identifies four main phases of knowledge cycling: entering an assignment, building experience, contributing to the project, and shifting to a new assignment. These phases underpin our model of knowledge cycling, which demonstrates that two aspects of local knowledge processes are critical: project task familiarization and project organization familiarization. We show that knowledge cycling relies on a dynamic interaction between client organization, consulting firm, and individual consultant in the ongoing transfer of knowledge among distinct contexts and communities. Knowledge cycling demonstrates the significance of “mobile knowledge” for the development of situated knowledge; hence, our results have important implications for situated learning theory.

Lenfle, Sylvain & Söderlund, Jonas (2018)

Large-Scale Innovative Projects as Temporary Trading Zones: Toward an Interlanguage Theory

Organization Studies Doi: 10.1177/0170840618789201

Large-scale innovative projects (LSIPs) play a central role in arranging for exploratory and strategic opportunity seeking that transcends organizational and disciplinary boundaries. This paper outlines a theory that addresses the two most salient characteristics of such organizations: their extreme task uniqueness and high degree of interdisciplinarity. Drawing on the work of Peter Galison and the case of the Radiation Laboratory project, we introduce the notion of LSIPs as ‘temporary trading zones’ and posit the centrality of ‘interlanguage creation’ for coordinating such projects. We demonstrate that LSIPs foster and, indeed, practically necessitate the creation of an interlanguage via interaction among three core elements: linguistic representations, project management tools and material representations. Summarizing our observations, we propose a process model of interlanguage creation in LSIPs; this model identifies five critical developmental phases that reveal how the three core elements interact to create an interlanguage.

Pemsel, Sofia; Söderlund, Jonas & Wiewiora, Anna (2018)

Contextualising capability development: configurations of knowledge governance mechanisms in project-based organizations

Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 30(10), s. 1226- 1245. Doi: 10.1080/09537325.2018.1459538

Given the project-based organization’s (PBO) strong focus on autonomy and temporary decentralisation, it faces unique challenges with regard to longterm organisational learning and capability development. To address how PBOs cope with these challenges, we address the role of knowledge governance (KG) mechanisms to foster capability development. The present paper reports on a multiple case study comprising 23 PBOs and demonstrates the importance of ‘configurations of KG mechanisms’ for facilitating learning and capability development. This paper develops four distinct configurations (balanced, formalistic, interactive, and fragile) that promote three principal organisational-level learning processes: shifting, leveraging and adapting. This research underscores the close relationship between knowledge governance mechanisms and capability development and the importance of designing the appropriate configuration of KG mechanisms to foster capability development.

Davies, Andrew; Manning, Stephan & Söderlund, Jonas (2018)

When neighboring disciplines fail to learn from each other: The case of innovation and project management research

Research Policy, 47(5), s. 965- 979. Doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2018.03.002

As knowledge production becomes more specialized, studying complex and multi-faceted empirical realities becomes more difficult. This has created a growing need for cross-fertilization and collaboration between research disciplines. According to prior studies, the sharing of concepts, ideas and empirical domains with other disciplines may promote cross-fertilization. We challenge this one-sided view. Based on an analysis of the parallel development of the neighboring disciplines of innovation studies and project management, we show that the sharing of concepts and empirical domains can have ambivalent effects. Under conditions of ideological distancing, shared concepts and domains will be narrowly assimilated − an effect we call ‘encapsulation’ – which creates an illusion of sharing, while promoting further self-containment. By comparison, reflexive meta-theories and cross-disciplinary community-building will enable a form of sharing that promotes cross-fertilization. Our findings inform research on research specialization, cross-fertilization and effectiveness of interdisciplinary collaborationAs knowledge production becomes more specialized, studying complex and multi-faceted empirical realities becomes more difficult. This has created a growing need for cross-fertilization and collaboration between research disciplines. According to prior studies, the sharing of concepts, ideas and empirical domains with other disciplines may promote cross-fertilization. We challenge this one-sided view. Based on an analysis of the parallel development of the neighboring disciplines of innovation studies and project management, we show that the sharing of concepts and empirical domains can have ambivalent effects. Under conditions of ideological distancing, shared concepts and domains will be narrowly assimilated − an effect we call ‘encapsulation’ – which creates an illusion of sharing, while promoting further self-containment. By comparison, reflexive meta-theories and cross-disciplinary community-building will enable a form of sharing that promotes cross-fertilization. Our findings inform research on research specialization, cross-fertilization and effectiveness of interdisciplinary collaboration

Dille, Therese; Söderlund, Jonas & Clegg, Stewart (2018)

Temporal conditioning and the dynamics of inter-institutional projects

International Journal of Project Management, 36(5), s. 673- 686. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2018.03.007

This paper presents an in-depth and processual case study of a major infrastructural innovation project involving diverse private and public-sector organizations. The case study shows how organizing developed recursively in response to diverging temporal requirements, induced by the temporal institutional complexity facing the project. We introduce the idea of temporal conditioning to demonstrate how large-scale temporary organizations dynamically cope with conflicting temporal institutional requirements by making use of three strategies: (1) temporal avoidance, (2) temporal splitting, and (3) temporal matching. With its focus on the emergence of the project, this paper adds to our understanding of the dynamics of organizing in temporary and institutionally pluralistic settings – settings that put greater pressures on our ability to deal with conflicting institutional requirements pertaining to time and timing. Accordingly, we offer a new perspective on the dynamics of large-scale projects and how they respond to a particular kind of institutional complexity.

Wang, Hongdi; Lu, Weisheng, Söderlund, Jonas & Chen, Ke (2018)

The interplay between formal and informal institutional in projects: A social network analysis

Project Management Journal, 49(4), s. 20- 35. Doi: 10.1177/8756972818781629

In projects, various kinds of formal and informal institutions are crucial for imprinting and controlling behavior. The interplay and potential conflict between these two types of institutions have attracted increasing scholarly and managerial attention, but conventional institutional analyses are hampered by the lack of effective methodological instruments for understanding these institutions and examining their fit (or misfit). Underpinned by the theoretical argument that institutions governing projects are networks, this study employs the methodology of social network analysis (SNA) to capture and analyze institutional interplay. We use four construction projects to illustrate the interplay between formal and informal institutions in projects and to show how this interplay affects project performance. Our findings reveal that, in general, performance is better when there is a better fit—which indicates the extent of interplay—between a project’s formal and informal guiding institutions. We also show how project managers can use SNA to diagnose formal and informal institutions, enhancing their fit and thereby improving project performance. The results presented here have implications for the role of these two institutional types and for how the fit between them can be improved through conscious effort.

Söderlund, Jonas & Elisabeth, Borg (2018)

Liminality in management and organization studies: Process, position and place

International Journal of Management Reviews, 20(4), s. 880- 902. Doi: 10.1111/ijmr.12168

This paper explores liminality, a concept receiving increased attention in management and organization studies and gaining prominence because of its capacity to capture the interstitial and temporary elements of organizing and work. The authors present a systematic review of t he literature on liminality, covering 61 published papers, and undertake a critical analysis of how the concept of liminality has been used in prior research. This review reveals associations with three main themes: process; position; and place. For each theme, the authors identify the central research questions posed, while comparing individual and collective levels of analysis. During this process, the Authors revisit several ideas central to the original, anthropological research on liminality, a perspective from which they suggest a rejuvenation of liminality research in management and organization studies. This paper argues for a greater focus on the liminal experience itself – especially its ritual and temporal dimensions – and for improving the comparative analysis of liminality following the three themes identified in this paper. The authors suggest that revising the agenda for liminality research along these lines could facilitate more informed responses to the challenges of an increasingly temporary and dynamic work life

Söderlund, Jonas; Shankar, Sankaran & Chrisopher, Biesenthal (2017)

The past and present of megaprojects

Project Management Journal, 48(6), s. 5- 16.

Geraldi, Joana & Söderlund, Jonas (2017)

Project studies: What it is, where it is going

International Journal of Project Management, 36(1), s. 55- 70. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2017.06.004 Get

Project organising is a growing field of scholarly inquiry and management practice. In recent years, two important developments have influenced this field: (1) the study and practice of projects have extended their level of analysis from mainly focussing on individual projects to focussing on micro- as well as macro-level concerns around projects; and (2) there has been a greater interest in different kinds of scholarly inquiry. Taken together, these two developments call for closer scrutiny of how the levels of analysis and the types of inquiry are related and benefit each other, and of the explanations of project practices they could offer. To discuss avenues for future research on projects and project practice, this paper suggests the notion of project studies to better grasp the status of our field. We combine these two sets of ideas to analyse the status and future options for advancing project research: (1) levels of analysis; and (2) type of research. Analysing recent developments within project studies, we observe the emergence of what we refer to as type 3 research, which reconciles the need for theoretical development and engagement with practice. Type 3 research suggests pragmatic avenues to move away from accepted yet unhelpful assumptions about projects and project organising. The paper ends with an agenda for future research, which offers project scholars a variety of options to position themselves in the field of project studies, and to explore opportunities in the crossroads between levels of analysis and types of research.

Bredin, Karin; Enberg, Cecilia, Niss, Camilla & Söderlund, Jonas (2017)

Knowledge Integration at Work: Individual Project Competence in Agile Projects

Tell, Fredrik; Berggren, Christian, Brusoni, Stefano & Van de Ven, Andrew (red.). Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries

Ika, Lavagnon & Söderlund, Jonas (2016)

Rethinking revisited: Insights from an early rethinker

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 9(4), s. 931- 954. Doi: 10.1108/IJMPB-05-2016-0041

Geraldi, Joana & Söderlund, Jonas (2016)

Project studies and engaged scholarship: Directions towards contextualized and reflexive research on projects

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 9(4), s. 767- 797. Doi: 10.1108/IJMPB-02-2016-0016

Pemsel, Sofia; Müller, Ralf & Söderlund, Jonas (2016)

Knowledge governance strategies in project-based organizations

Long range planning, 49(6), s. 648- 660. Doi: 10.1016/j.lrp.2016.01.001

Breunig, Karl Joachim; Söderlund, Jonas & Kvålshaugen, Ragnhild (2015)

Lasting temporariness: Projects as capability bridges across time and organizational levels

Academy of Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings Doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2015.18086abstract

This study reveals how learning and experiences accumulated in temporary projects contribute to capability development and change of strategic orientation in project-based organizations. We argue that capability development in project-based organizations must rest upon an understanding of projects as “capability bridges”, thus contrasting extant literature’s common treatise of the temporariness inherent in project-based organizing. This paper presents an analytical framework that identifies how capabilities develop over time and across levels in specific contexts. The empirical data is derived from a longitudinal case study of capability development in an international project-based professional service firm. The case study demonstrates how projects function as bridges connecting both past, present and future, and individual-, project and- organization levels, thus illustrating the temporality of capabilities, on the one hand, and the multi- level features of capabilities, on the other hand. Thus, this study shows how knowledge and experiences accumulated from past and current projects influence the formation of future capabilities and strategies. Simultaneously, anticipations of the future influence current activities and the utilization of past project experiences. This leads to an improved understanding how capabilities are developed across organizational levels and across time.

Söderlund, Jonas (2015)

Project-Based Organizations: What Are They?

Chiocchio, Francois; Kelloway, E. Kevin & Hobbs, Brian (red.). The psychology and management of project teams

Sankowska, Anna & Söderlund, Jonas (2015)

Trust, reflexivity and knowledge integration: Toward a conceptual framework concerning mobile engineers

Human Relations, 68(6), s. 973- 1000. Doi: 10.1177/0018726714549646

Borg, Elisabeth & Söderlund, Jonas (2015)

The nature and development of liminality competence: Narratives from a study of mobile project workers

Journal of Workplace Learning, 27(3), s. 176- 192. Doi: 10.1108/JWL-12-2013-0110

Borg, Elisabeth & Söderlund, Jonas (2015)

Liminality competence: An interpretative study of mobile project workers’ conception of liminality at work

Management Learning, 46(3), s. 260- 279. Doi: 10.1177/1350507613516247

Bredin, Karin & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Leading and managing projects: Insights form the HR quadriad

Klimoski, Richard J.; Dugan, Beverly, Messikomer, Carla & Chiocchio, Francois (red.). Advancing Human Resource Project Management

Söderlund, Jonas; Hobbs, Brian & Ahola, Tuomas (2014)

Project-based and temporary organizing: Reconnecting and rediscovering

International Journal of Project Management, 332(7), s. 1085- 1090. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.06.008

Sylvain, Lenfle & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Project History: History Meets Project

Turner, Rodney J. (red.). Gower Handbook of Project Management

Borg, Elisabeth & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Moving in, moving out: liminality practices in project-based work

Employee relations, 36(2), s. 182- 197. Doi: 10.1108/ER-11-2012-0081

Söderlund, Jonas & Geraldi, Joana (2014)

Introduction

Geraldi, Joana & Söderlund, Jonas (red.). Project management: Critical perspectives on business and management Volume 4

Geraldi, Joana & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Introduction

Geraldi, Joana & Söderlund, Jonas (red.). Project Management: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management Volume 3

Geraldi, Joana & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Introduction

Geraldi, Joana & Söderlund, Jonas (red.). Project Management: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management Volume 1

Geraldi, Joana & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Introduction

Geraldi, Joana & Söderlund, Jonas (red.). Project Management: Critical perspectives on business and management Volume 2

Geraldi, Joana & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

The anatomy of project management research

Geraldi, Joana & Söderlund, Jonas (red.). Project Management: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management Volume 1

Geraldi, Joana & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Project management: Critical perspectives on business and management Volume 4

Routledge.

Geraldi, Joana & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Project Management: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management Volume 3

Routledge.

Geraldi, Joana & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Project Management: Critical perspectives on business and management Volume 2

Routledge.

Geraldi, Joana & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Project Management: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management Volume 1

Routledge.

Söderlund, Jonas (2013)

Pluralistic and processual understandings of projects and project organizing: Towards theories of project temporality

Drouin, Nathalie; Müller, Ralf & Sankaran, Shankar (red.). Novel Approaches to Organizational Project Management Research: Translational and Transformational

Söderlund, Jonas & Dille, Therese (2013)

Managing temporal misfits in institutional environments: A study of critical incidents in a complex public project

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 6(3), s. 552- 575. Doi: 10.1108/IJMPB-03-2012-0006

Söderlund, Jonas; Canonico, Paolo, De Nito, Ernesto & Mangia, Gianluigi (2013)

Special issue on organizational mechanisms for effective knowledge creation in projects: Guest editorial

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 6(2), s. 223- 235. Doi: 10.1108/17538371311319106

Bredin, Karin & Söderlund, Jonas (2013)

Project managers and career models: An exploratory comparative study

International Journal of Project Management, 31(6), s. 889- 902. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2012.11.010

Söderlund, Jonas & Lenfle, Sylvain (2013)

Making Project History: Revisiting the Past, Creating the Future

International Journal of Project Management, 31(5), s. 653- 662. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2013.02.005

Hernes, Tor; Simpson, Barbara & Söderlund, Jonas (2013)

Managing and temporality

Scandinavian Journal of Management, 29(1), s. 1- 6. Doi: 10.1016/j.scaman.2012.11.008

Söderlund, Jonas & Tell, Fredrik (2012)

Styrning: insikter, avsikter och utsikter

Söderlund, Jonas & Tell, Fredrik (red.). Styrning: med projekt och kunskap i fokus

Söderlund, Jonas & Tell, Fredrik (2012)

Organisationsform och styrning: Exemplet Saab 1995-2007 och framväxten av en P-formsorganisation

Söderlund, Jonas & Tell, Fredrik (red.). Styrning: med projekt och kunskap i fokus

Söderlund, Jonas & Fredrik, Tell (2012)

Styrning: med projekt och kunskap i fokus

Söderlund, Jonas & Tell, Fredrik (red.). Styrning: med projekt och kunskap i fokus

Söderlund, Jonas (2012)

Styrning, tid och kreativa projekt

Söderlund, Jonas & Tell, Fredrik (red.). Styrning: med projekt och kunskap i fokus

Bredin, Karin & Söderlund, Jonas (2012)

HRM och styrning: kollektiv styrning i det projektbaserade företaget

Söderlund, Jonas & Tell, Fredrik (red.). Styrning: med projekt och kunskap i fokus

Borg, Elisabeth & Söderlund, Jonas (2012)

Styrning i gränslandet: Teknikkonsulter och konflikterande styrningslogiker

Söderlund, Jonas & Tell, Fredrik (red.). Styrning: med projekt och kunskap i fokus

Söderlund, Jonas & Tell, Fredrik (2012)

Styrning: med projekt och kunskap i fokus

Studentlitteratur AB.

Söderlund, Jonas & Geraldi, Joana (2012)

Classics in project management: revisiting the past, creating the future

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 5(4), s. 559- 577. Doi: 10.1108/17538371211280245

Söderlund, Jonas (2012)

Project management, interdependencies, and time: A reflection on Managing Large Systems by Sayles and Chandler

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 5(4), s. 617- 633. Doi: 10.1108/17538371211268924

Söderlund, Jonas & Maylor, Harvey (2012)

Project management scholarship: Relevance, impact and five integrative challenges for business and management schools

International Journal of Project Management, 30(6), s. 686- 696. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2012.03.007

Søderlund, Jonas & Fredrik, Tell (2011)

Knowledge integration in a P-form corporation: Project epochs in the evolution of Asea/ABB, 1945-2000

Berggren, Christian; Bergek, Anna, Bengtsson, Lars, Hobday, Michael & Søderlund, Jonas (red.). Knowledge integraton and innovation

Søderlund, Jonas & Bredin, Karin (2011)

Participants in the process of knowledge integration

Berggren, Christian; Bergek, Anna, Bengtsson, Lars, Hobday, Michael & Søderlund, Jonas (red.). Knowledge integraton and innovation

Berggren, Christian; Bergek, Anna, Bengtsson, Lars & Søderlund, Jonas (2011)

Exploring knowledge integration and innovation

Berggren, Christian; Bergek, Anna, Bengtsson, Lars, Hobday, Michael & Søderlund, Jonas (red.). Knowledge integraton and innovation

Søderlund, Jonas & Fredrik, Tell (2011)

The P-form corporation

Morris, Peter W. G.; Pinto, Jeffrey K. & Søderlund, Jonas (red.). The Oxford handbook of project management

Søderlund, Jonas (2011)

Theoretical foundations of project management : suggestions for a pluralistic understanding

Morris, Peter W. G.; Pinto, Jeffrey K. & Søderlund, Jonas (red.). The Oxford handbook of project management

Søderlund, Jonas & Bredin, Karin (2011)

Human Resource Management in Project-based Organizations. The HR Quadriad Framwork

Palgrave Macmillan.

Berggren, Christian; Bergek, Anna, Bengtsson, Lars, Hobday, Michael & Søderlund, Jonas (2011)

Knowledge integraton and innovation

Oxford University Press.

Morris, Peter W. G.; Pinto, Jeffrey K. & Søderlund, Jonas (2011)

The Oxford handbook of project management

Oxford University Press.

Søderlund, Jonas & Fredrik, Tell (2011)

Strategy and capabilities in the P-form corporation: Linking strategic direction with organizational capabilities

Advances in Strategic Management, 28, s. 235- 262. Doi: 10.1108/S0742-3322(2011)0000028013

Berggren, Christian & Søderlund, Jonas (2011)

Management Education for Practicing Managers: Combining Academic Rigour with Personal Change and Organizational Action

Journal of Management Education, 35(3), s. 377- 405. Doi: 10.1177/1052562910390369

Bredin, Karin & Søderlund, Jonas (2011)

The HR quadriad: a framework for the analysis of HRM in project-based organizations

International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(10), s. 2202- 2221. Doi: 10.1080/09585192.2011.580189

Søderlund, Jonas (2011)

Pluralism in Project Management: Navigating the Crossroads of Specialization and Fragmentation

International journal of management reviews (Print), 13(2), s. 153- 176. Doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2010.00290.x

Dille, Therese & Søderlund, Jonas (2011)

Managing inter-institutional projects: The significance of isochronism, timing norms and temporal misfits

International Journal of Project Management, 29(4), s. 480- 490. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2011.02.007

Wikström, Kim; Artto, Karlos, Kujala, Jaakko & Søderlund, Jonas (2010)

Business models in project business

International Journal of Project Management, 28(8), s. 832- 841. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2010.07.001

Søderlund, Jonas (2010)

Knowledge entrainment and project management: The case of large-scale transformation projects

International Journal of Project Management, 28(2), s. 130- 141. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2009.11.010

Dahlgren, Jörgen & Søderlund, Jonas (2010)

Modes and mechanisms of control in Multi-Project Organisations: the R&D case

International Journal of Technology Management, 50(1), s. 1- 22.

Canonico, Paolo & Søderlund, Jonas (2010)

Getting control of multi-project organizations: Combining contingent control mechanisms

International Journal of Project Management, 28(8), s. 796- 806. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2010.05.005

Bredin, K. & Søderlund, Jonas (2010)

Fit for purpose? Designing HR organisations and HR departments in project-based organisations

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 10(4), s. 327- 361.

Andersen, Erling S.; Søderlund, Jonas & Vaagaasar, Anne-Live (2010)

Projects and politics: exploring the duality between action and politics in complex projects

International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 11(2), s. 121- 139.

Søderlund, Jonas & Tell, Fredrik (2009)

The P-form organization and the dynamics of project competence: Project epochs in Asea/ABB, 1950-2000

International Journal of Project Management, 27(2), s. 101- 112. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2008.10.010

Söderlund, Jonas (2008)

Strategisk och operativ styrning i projektorienterad verksamhet

G. Nilsson (Ed.), Bonniers Ledarskapshandböcker ¿ Ekonomistyrning

Söderlund, Jonas (2008)

Mellan kaos och koma: liminalitetskompetens i kunskapskollektiv

Stjernberg et al (Eds.). Projektliv - villkor för uthollig projektverksamhet

Stjernberg, Torbjörn; Söderlund, Jonas & Wikström, E. (2008)

Projektlivets villkor: Några inledande betraktelser

Stjernberg et al (Eds.). Projektliv - villkor för uthollig projektverksamhet

Bredin, K. & Söderlund, Jonas (2008)

Den nya linjechefsrollen: Exempel på förändringen av personalarbete i projektintensiva företag

Stjernberg et al (Eds.). Projektliv - villkor för uthollig projektverksamhet

Walker, Derek H.T.; Anbari, Frank T., Bredillet, Christophe, Söderlund, Jonas, Cicmil, Svetlana & Thomas, Janice (2008)

Collaborative Academic/Practitioner Research in Project Management: Examples and Applications

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 1(2), s. 168- 192.

Söderlund, Jonas (2008)

Competence dynamics and learning processes in project-based firms: shifting, adapting and leveraging

International Journal of Innovation Management, 12(1), s. 41- 67.

Brady, Tim & Söderlund, Jonas (2008)

Projects in Innovation, Innovation in Projects: Guest Editorial

International Journal of Project Management, 26(5), s. 465- 468.

Berggren, C. & Söderlund, Jonas (2008)

Rethinking project management education: social twists and knowledge co-production

International Journal of Project Management, 26(3), s. 286- 296.

Berggren, C.; Järkvik, J. & Söderlund, Jonas (2008)

Lagomizing, organic integration, and systems emergency wards: Innovative practices in managing complex systems development projects

Project Management Journal, 39(1), s. 111- 122.

Söderlund, Jonas; Vaagaasar, Anne-Live & Andersen, Erling S. (2008)

Relating, reflecting and routinizing: Developing project competence in cooperation with others. International Journal of Project Management

International Journal of Project Management, 26(5)

Söderlund, Jonas (2007)

Projekt som organisationsform: ett kunskapsperspektiv

Organisation: teorier om ordning och oordning, D. Kärreman & A. Rehn (Eds.)

Maylor, Harvey; Meredith, Jack R, Söderlund, Jonas & Browning, Tyson (1)

Old theories, new contexts: extending operations management theories to projects

International Journal of Operations & Production Management [Kronikk]

Müller, Ralf & Söderlund, Jonas (1)

Innovative approaches in project management research

International Journal of Project Management [Kronikk]

Söderlund, Jonas & Müller, Ralf (1)

Project Management and Organization Theory: IRNOP Meets PMJ

Project Management Journal [Kronikk]

Söderlund, Jonas & Bakker, Rene M. (1)

The case for good reviewing

International Journal of Project Management [Kronikk]

Søderlund, Jonas & Lenfle, Sylvain (1)

Special issue: Project history International journal of project management

International Journal of Project Management [Kronikk]

Söderlund, Jonas (2017)

Organizing beyond the line

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Management of Innovation and Technology, s. 3- 4.

Söderlund, Jonas (2017)

A reflection of the state-of-the-art of megaproject research: The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Project Management Journal, 48(6), s. 132- 137.

Söderlund, Jonas (2016)

The nature and dynamics of P-form corporations

[Academic lecture]. Anzam Conference.

Pemsel, Sofia & Söderlund, Jonas (2016)

Responding to multiple institutional logics in inter-institutional temporary organizations: A longitudinal study of the making of the 21st century hospital

[Academic lecture]. Anzam Conference.

Söderlund, Jonas (2016)

Projects as contexts for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research: Examples and insights

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Pantic, Svjetlana & Söderlund, Jonas (2016)

On the move to stay current

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Bredin, Karin; Niss, C. & Söderlund, Jonas (2015)

Specialist med bredd eller flerbent generalist

Andersson, Hans & Berggren, Christian (red.). Kunskapsintegration och innovation i en internationaliserande ekonomi

Maylor, Harvey & Söderlund, Jonas (2015)

Project management research: Addressing integrative challenges

Pasian, Beverly (red.). Designs, methods and practices for research of project management.

Dille, Therese & Söderlund, Jonas (2015)

Hvordan interessenter påvirker prosjekter

[Popular scientific article]. BI Leadership Magazine

Breunig, Karl Joachim; Söderlund, Jonas & Kvålshaugen, Ragnhild (2015)

Lasting Temporariness: Projects as Capability Bridges across Time and Organizational Levels

[Academic lecture]. The 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Why care about projects?

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Pemsel, Sofia & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Under pressure from conflicting institutional demands and time in inter-institutional projects

[Academic lecture]. Project Management Institute.

Svjetlana, Dragisic Pantic & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Swift transition and knowledge cycling: organizational capabilities in the technical consultancy

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Svjetlana, Dragisic Pantic & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Knowledge transfer in technical consultancies

[Academic lecture]. OLCK.

Therese, Dille & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Temporal structuring and institutional pluralism: The case of inter-institutional temporary organizations

[Academic lecture]. EGOS Conference.

Breunig, Karl Joachim; Söderlund, Jonas & Kvålshaugen, Ragnhild (2014)

Lasting temporariness: Longitudinally assessing multiple outcomes of temporary project work

[Academic lecture]. 30th European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS).

van Oorschot, Kim; Dille, Therese & Söderlund, Jonas (2014)

Hamburgers & Broccoli - the averaging bias in project management

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Pemsel, Sofia; Anna, Wiewora & Söderlund, Jonas (2013)

Project competence and knowledge governance

[Academic lecture]. IRNOP Conference 2013.

Söderlund, Jonas & Åke, Magnusson (2013)

Projektstyrning

Nilsson, Fredrik & Olve, Nils-Göran (red.). Controllerhandboken

Dahlgren, Jörgen & Söderlund, Jonas (2013)

Ekonomistyrning av projekt

Jannesson, Erik & Skoog, Matti (red.). Perspektiv på ekonomistyrning

Söderlund, Jonas & Mikael, Hjorth (2012)

Teknikkonsultbolagens utmaningar: organisering av innovativ verksamhet, kunnande och ingenjörskonst

[Popular scientific article]. Management of Innovation and Technology, s. 3- 5.

Söderlund, Jonas & Borg, Elisabeth (2012)

Ingenjörer i gränslandet: ingenjörskunnande, kompetenta teknikkonsulter och liminalitetskompetens

[Popular scientific article]. Management of Innovation and Technology, s. 5- 7.

Söderlund, Jonas; Fredrik, Tell & Michael, Hobday (2012)

Capability formation in the P-form corporation

[Academic lecture]. EGOS Conference.

Söderlund, Jonas & Bredin, Karin (2012)

Participating in knowledge integration. The case of mobile engineers

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Söderlund, Jonas & Rene, Bakker (2012)

Taking project management beyond the juncture: the case of good reviewing

[Academic lecture]. EGOS Conference.

Söderlund, Jonas (2012)

Knowledge integration and knowledge entrainment

[Academic lecture]. EGOS Conference.

Söderlund, Jonas (2012)

Organization of human resources in a project-based economy: Towards an analytical framework

[Academic lecture]. EURAM Conference.

Söderlund, Jonas & Bredin, Karin (2012)

Comparing project manager career models: a study of ten Swedish project-oriented firms

[Academic lecture]. EURAM Conference.

Söderlund, Jonas (2012)

Liminality competence

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Dille, Therese & Söderlund, Jonas (2011)

Projects, Processes and Institutions: Institutional Temporal Misfits and the Dynamics of Project Processes

[Academic lecture]. Konferanse.

Dille, Therese & Söderlund, Jonas (2010)

Organizing inter-institutional projects: the significance of isochronism, timing norms and temporal misfits

[Academic lecture]. Konferanse.

Søderlund, Jonas & Dille, Therese (2010)

Project processes and dynamics

[Academic lecture]. NEON-Dagene.

Søderlund, Jonas (2010)

Knowledge entrainment and project organizing: Approaching knowledge integration in complex R&D

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Tell, Fredrik & Søderlund, Jonas (2010)

Innovation and Dynamics in the P-form Corporation

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Meeting, Symposium on Project-based Organization and Beyond.

Søderlund, Jonas & Bredin, K. (2009)

The HR quadriad: Delivering HR value in project-based organizations

[Academic lecture]. International HRM Workshop.

Søderlund, Jonas & Canonico, Paolo (2009)

Getting control of Multi-Project Organizations: Combining contingent control mechanisms

[Academic lecture]. IRNOP CONFERENCE.

Søderlund, Jonas & Bredin, K. (2009)

Liminality Problems in Project-Based Firms: Coping Strategies and ‘Collectivities of Practice’ in Advanced Engineering

[Academic lecture]. IRNOP CONFERENCE.

Søderlund, Jonas; Wikstrøm, Katie & Artto, Karlos (2009)

Project business

[Academic lecture]. IRNOP CONFERENCE.

Søderlund, Jonas & Bredin, K. (2009)

Understanding the Challenges of HRM in Project-Based Organizations: A Study of ‘Liminality Problems’ and Coping Strategies in Advanced Engineering

[Academic lecture]. International Workshop on Human Resurce Management.

Søderlund, Jonas (2009)

Knowledge entrainment and its implications: Approaching knowledge integration under pressure

[Academic lecture]. NEON conference.

Søderlund, Jonas & Bredin, Karin (2009)

The HR Quadriad Framework: Context, Configuration, and Complementarities

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

Søderlund, Jonas & Dille, Therese (2009)

Isochronism and the Role of Project Management in Complex Public Projects: Institutional Theory Meets Time

[Academic lecture]. NEON Conference.

Søderlund, Jonas (2009)

Knowledge entrainment and the role of project management

[Academic lecture]. EURAM Conference 2009.

Söderlund, Jonas; Järkvik, J. & Berggren, C. (2008)

A neo-realistic approach to time-critical complex systems development

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. International Project Management Association, s. 4- 9.

Söderlund, Jonas (2008)

Schools of Project Management Research: Emerging Pluralism, Emerging Opportunities

[Academic lecture]. Annual Academy of Management Conference.

Söderlund, Jonas (2008)

Project epochs in the history of Asea/ABB: building project capabilities, shifting epochs

[Academic lecture]. PMI Research Conference.

Söderlund, Jonas & Tell, Fredrik (2008)

Exploring the P-form organization: knowledge dynamics and project epochs

[Academic lecture]. EURAM Conference,EURAM Conference, Ljubljana. ..

Söderlund, Jonas; Berggren, C. & Järkvik, J. (2008)

Lagomizing, organic integration, and systems emergency wards: the practice of innovative project management

[Academic lecture]. PMI Research Conference.

Söderlund, Jonas & Tell, Fredrik (2008)

The Dynamics of P-form Organizations: Project Epochs in the History of Asea/ABB, 1950-2000

[Academic lecture]. RADMA Workshop on Knowledge Integration, Linköping..

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2000 IMIE, Linköping University, Sweden Ph.D.
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2007 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor
2003 - 2007 Linköping University Associate Professor (Docent)
2003 - 2004 CRG, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris Visiting Professor
2000 - 2003 Linköping University Assistant Professor
2000 - 2001 Cranfield School of Management Visiting Scholar
1995 - 2000 Linköping University Doctoral candidate
1998 - 1998 Harvard Business School Visiting Doctoral Candidate
1998 - 1998 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Visiting Scholar