Faculty Profile

Anna Swärd

Associate Professor - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Biography

I have a Masters Degree in International Management from BI and defended my Phd i Strategy at BI in 2013.

My research interests are within interorganizational relationships and alliances. I am especially interested in collaboration, coordination, trust, and practices. I am working closely with firms in the construction industry and are part of Centre for the Construction Industry at BI. I am national course responsible for the Strategy course at Bachelor third year and I am teaching parts of courses (mainly related to trust and cooperation) at Master of Management and Master of Science.

Area of Expertise

Publications

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth & Swärd, Anna (2019)

Collaborative Project Delivery Models and the Role of Routines in Institutionalizing Partnering

Project Management Journal, 50(2), s. 1- 16. Doi: 10.1177/8756972818820213 - Full text in research archive

It is widely held that collaborative project delivery models, such as partnering, represent a key means of improving construction project performance. Institutionalizing these models in practice, however, is not straightforward. We suggest that the (in)ability to establish new routines may be one reason for the variance in partnering outcomes. Based on a study of a partnering project, we develop a model of how partnering is institutionalized through the establishment of routines, enabled through common understanding and truces between the partners’ interests. The model illustrates how such routines develop through a balance between top-down structural interventions and emergent social learning processes.

Swärd, Anna & Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth (2017)

Lean Construction i et Strategisk perspektiv

Kalsaas, Bo Terje (red.). Lean Construction. Forstå og forbedre prosjektbasert produksjon

Swärd, Anna (2017)

Kontroll er bra - tillit bedre? :

Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, 20(2), s. 27- 34.

Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2016)

Trust, reciprocity, and actions: The development of trust in temporary inter-organizational relations

Organization Studies, 37(12), s. 1841- 1860. Doi: 10.1177/0170840616655488

Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2016)

Trust processes in inter-organizational relations – The role of imprinting

Jagd, Søren & Fuglsang, Lars (red.). Trust, Organizations and Social Interaction. Studying Trust as Process within and between Organizations

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Swärd, Anna Sundberg & Vaagaasar, Anne Live (2016)

Coordinating in construction projects and the emergence of synchronized readiness

International Journal of Project Management, 34(8), s. 1479- 1492. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2016.08.006

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth & Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2015)

Strategizing in Project-Based Organizations: The Role of Internal and External Relationships

Das, T.K. (red.). The practice of behavioral strategy

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth & Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2014)

Implementing Lean Construction: A Practice Perspective

Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 1, s. 3- 14.

Swärd, Anna Sundberg & Lunnan, Randi (2011)

Trust and control in fixed duration alliances

International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 2(1/2), s. 41- 68. Doi: 10.1504/IJSBA.2011.038133

Swärd, Anna Sundberg & Lunnan, Randi (2011)

Does it Matter Who Trusts? A Multilevel Approach to Trust in an Alliance

Das, T.K. (red.). Behavioral Perspectives on Strategic Alliances

Bygballe, Lena; Jahre, Marianne & Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2010)

Partnering relationships in construction:A literature review

Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 16(4), s. 239- 253. Doi: 10.1016/j.pursup.2010.08.002

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Swärd, Anna & Vaagaasar, Anne Live (2018)

Routines as Truces in multipartner collaborations

[Academic lecture]. Pros Conference,.

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Swärd, Anna & Vaagaasar, Anne Live (2018)

How temporality shapes routine enactment and the understanding of past, present and future routine performance.

[Academic lecture]. Process Symposium.

Harrison, Debbie; Huemer, Lars, Andersen, Espen, Kolbjørnsrud, Vegard & Swärd, Anna (2018)

Deliberate network orchestration and deliberate non- network strategizing: Developing seamless travel experiences.

[Academic lecture]. IMP Marseilles.

Swärd, Anna & Kvålshaugen, Ragnhild (2018)

Trust and relational coordination

[Academic lecture]. AOM symposium.

Swärd, Anna; Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth & Kvålshaugen, Ragnhild (2018)

Controlling for trust

[Academic lecture]. SMS special conference.

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Swärd, Anna & Vaagaasar, Anne Live (2018)

Routines in temporary multi-organizations

[Academic lecture]. EGOS colloqium- Tallinn.

Klakegg, Ole Jonny; Swärd, Anna, Torp, Olav, Jordanger, Ingemund & langeland, hilje (2018)

Usikkerhetsstyring og samhandling i byggeprosjekter

[Report]. Bygg 21.

Kolbjørnsrud, Vegard & Swärd, Anna (2018)

Analyse av operatør- og partnersamarbeidet for kollektivtrafikken i Oslo og Akershus

[Report]. BI Norwegian Business School.

Kvålshaugen, Ragnhild & Swärd, Anna (2018)

Sluttrapport Samhandling og prosessledelse

[Report]. Handelshøyskolen BI.

Swärd, Anna; Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth & Vaagaasar, Anne Live (2017)

Interorganizational Routines

[Academic lecture]. SMS Costa Rica.

Swärd, Anna (2017)

Konkurrenter og samarbeidspartnere samtidig- er tillit mulig og er det nødvendig?

[Popular scientific article]. Magasinet Prosjektledelse, 1, s. 29- 31.

Swärd, Anna (2017)

Samhandling i samferdselsprosjekter

[Report]. Handelshøyskolen BI.

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Swärd, Anna Sundberg & Vaagaasar, Anne Live (2016)

Hva skal til for å få til effektiv koordinering mellom bedrifter i store komplekse prosjekter?

[Popular scientific article]. Prosjektledelse, 4, s. 25- 27.

Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2016)

The practices of trust

[Academic lecture]. EGOS colloqium.

Swärd, Anna Sundberg & Huemer, Lars (2016)

Building trust in unlikely setting- trust repair and the role of time

[Academic lecture]. The 9th FINT workshop on trust- Dublin.

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Swärd, Anna Sundberg & Vaagaasar, Anne Live (2015)

The space where hirarchical and lateral coordination mechanisms meet in inter-organizational projects.

[Academic lecture]. Apros-Egos.

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Swärd, Anna Sundberg & Vaagaasar, Anne Live (2015)

Creating space for coordinating and cooperating in construction projects: The role of Sociomaterial practices

[Academic lecture]. Apros-Egos.

Swärd, Anna Sundberg; Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth & Vaagaasar, Anne Live (2015)

Coordinating inter-firm projects: the role of synchronised readiness as an integrative condition

[Academic lecture]. IRNOP conference.

Swärd, Anna Sundberg & Lunnan, Randi (2014)

Cross-level influences of trust in fixed duration alliances

[Academic lecture]. EGOS colloquium Rotterdam.

Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2013)

Nytt fra ledelsesforskning: Kan tillit skapes i relasjoner med usikker fremtid?

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Byggeindustrien

Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2013)

Tillit på spill i Business

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Swärd, Anna Sundberg & Vaagaasar, Anne Live (2013)

The practices of organizing in multiparty collaborations

[Academic lecture]. 33rd annual SMS Conference in Atlanta.

Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2012)

Nytt fra ledelsesforskning: FINT Workshop på Tillit i Milano 2012

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Byggeindustrien

Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2012)

Small steps and large leaps for trust, the codevelopment of reciprocity and trust in an alliance

[Academic lecture]. FINT Workshop on trust.

Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2012)

The codevelopment of reciprocity and trust, a longitudinal case study

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management meeting.

Swärd, Anna Sundberg & Lunnan, Randi (2012)

Cross-level influences of trust in alliances

[Academic lecture]. Nordic workshop on trust.

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth & Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2012)

On strategiing and how strategies are formed and shaped over time in the project based organization

[Academic lecture]. European Group of Lean Construction Conference 2012.

Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2011)

Small steps and large leaps: trust and reciprocity in fixed duration alliances

[Academic lecture]. The 6th FINT Workshop on Trust.

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth & Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2011)

Strategizing in project-based organizations

[Academic lecture]. SMS.

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth & Swärd, Anna Sundberg (2010)

Changing work practices in project-based organisations. Implications for internal and external relationships

[Academic lecture]. NEON-Dagene.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2013 BI Norwegian Business School Ph.D.
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2013 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Post Doctor