Faculty Profile

Thomas Hoholm

Associate Professor - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Biography

Research areas
Managing and organizing innovation, learning and knowledge in and across organizations. Studies of the food industry (agri- and aquaculture), and of healthcare technologies and practices. Particularly interested in how organizational and market practices and processes tend to be shaped through a complex interplay of human, technological, economic and cultural elements.

Organization studies, innovation studies, science and technology studies, practice based studies of organizations and markets, industrial networks, organizational learning.

Teaching areas
Various courses related to organization, innovation management, entrepreneurship, and strategy.

Publications

Harrison, Debbie; Hoholm, Thomas, Prenkert, Frans & Olsen, Per Ingvar (2018)

Boundary objects in network interactions

Industrial Marketing Management Doi: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2018.04.006

Hoholm, Thomas; Strønen, Fred H., Kvaerner, Kari Jorunn & Støme, Linn Nathalie (2018)

Developing Organizational Amidexterity: Enabling Service Innovation in a Hospital Setting

Hoholm, Thomas; La Rocca, Antonella & Aanestad, Margunn (red.). Controversies in Healthcare Innovation. Service, Technology and Organization

Hoholm, Thomas; La Rocca, Antonella & Aanestad, Margunn (2018)

Controversies in Healthcare Innovation. Service, Technology and Organization

Palgrave Macmillan.

Hoholm, Thomas & Araujo, Luis (2017)

Innovation policy in an interacted world: The critical role of the context

Håkansson, Håkan & Snehota, Ivan (red.). No Business is an Island: Making Sense of the Interactive Business World

Strønen, Fred H.; Hoholm, Thomas, Kvaerner, Kari Jorunn & Støme, Linn Nathalie (2017)

Dynamic Capabilities and Innovation Capabilities: The Case of the ‘Innovation Clinic’

Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation, 13(1), s. 89- 116. Doi: 10.7341/20171314 - Fulltekst i vitenarkiv

Rubach, Synnøve; Hoholm, Thomas & Håkansson, Håkan (2017)

Innovation networks or innovation within networks

The IMP Journal, 11(2), s. 178- 206. Doi: 10.1108/IMP-09-2015-0057

La Rocca, Antonella & Hoholm, Thomas (2017)

Coordination between primary and secondary care: the role of electronic messages and economic incentives

BMC Health Services Research, 17(149) Doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2096-4

La Rocca, Antonella; Öberg, Christina & Hoholm, Thomas (2017)

When start-ups shift network – notes on start up journey

Aaboen, Lise; La Rocca, Antonella, Lind, Frida, Perna, Andrea & Shih, Tommy (red.). Starting Up in Business Networks Why Relationships Matter in Entrepreneurship

La Rocca, Antonella; Hoholm, Thomas & Mørk, Bjørn Erik (2017)

Practice theory and the study of interaction in business relationships: Some methodological implications

Industrial Marketing Management, 60, s. 187- 195. Doi: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2016.04.002

Evers, Natasha; Cunningham, James & Hoholm, Thomas (2016)

International entrepreneurship in universities: Context, emergence and actors

Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 14(3), s. 285- 295. Doi: 10.1007/s10843-016-0188-6

Mørk, Bjørn Erik & Hoholm, Thomas (2016)

From breakthroughs in knowledge to integration in medical practices

Škerlavaj, Miha; Černe, Matej, Dysvik, Anders & Carlsen, Arne (red.). Capitalizing on creativity at work: Fostering the implementation of creative ideas in organizations

La Rocca, Antonella; Hvidsten, Adeline & Hoholm, Thomas (2016)

Making innovations work locally: the role of creativity

Škerlavaj, Miha; Černe, Matej, Dysvik, Anders & Carlsen, Arne (red.). Capitalizing on creativity at work: Fostering the implementation of creative ideas in organizations

Hoholm, Thomas (2015)

Interaction avoidance in networks

The IMP Journal, 9(2), s. 117- 135. Doi: 10.1108/IMP-03-2015-0011

Brekke, Andreas; Rubach, Synnøve & Hoholm, Thomas (2014)

This is not a building: The abductionist journey of a publicly funded (non-)innovation project

The IMP Journal, 8(1), s. 1- 12.

Olsen, Per Ingvar; Prenkert, Frans, Hoholm, Thomas & Harrison, Debbie (2014)

The Dynamics of Networked Power in a Concentrated Business Network

Journal of Business Research, 67(12), s. 2579- 2589. Doi: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2014.03.017

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the dynamics of networked power in a concentrated business network. Power is a long standing theme in inter-organizational research, yet there is a paucity of studies about how power emerges and is constructed over time at the network level. The paper adopts process, systems and network theory to interpret a rich single case study from the food industry. Three power mechanisms are identified, gatekeeping, decoupling and resource allocation, which form the basis of a model of networked power dynamics. Empirically tracing the dynamics of networked power highlights the economic contents of interactions. The paper extends current understandings of power as ‘conflict and coercion’ to include influencing, leveraging and strategic maneuvering in the actual performance of networked power.

Mørk, Bjørn Erik; Aanestad, Margunn & Hoholm, Thomas (2013)

Tverrfaglig samhandling: En praksisbasert studie av utvikling og implementering av nye praksiser i sykehus

Tjora, Aksel Hagen & Melby, Line (red.). Samhandling for helse: Kunnskap, kommunikasjon og teknologi i helsetjenesten

Hoholm, Thomas & Håkansson, Håkan (2012)

Interaction to bridge network gaps. The problem opf specialization and innovation in fish technology

The IMP Journal, 6(3), s. 254- 266.

Hoholm, Thomas & Olsen, Per Ingvar (2012)

The contrary forces of innovation: A conceptual model for studying networked innovation processes

Industrial Marketing Management, 41(2), s. 344- 356. Doi: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2012.01.013

Mørk, Bjørn Erik; Hoholm, Thomas, Eva, Maaninen-Olsson & Aanestad, Margunn (2012)

Changing practice through boundary organizing: A case from medical R&D

Human Relations, 65(2), s. 263- 288. Doi: 10.1177/0018726711429192

Hoholm, Thomas (2011)

The Contrary Forces of Innovation: An Ethnography of Innovation in the Food Industry

Palgrave Macmillan.

Hoholm, Thomas & Araujo, Luis (2011)

Studying innovation processes in real-time: The promises and challenges of ethnography

Industrial Marketing Management, 40(6), s. 933- 939. Doi: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2011.06.036

Hoholm, Thomas & Strønen, Fred H. (2011)

Innovation, strategy and identity: a case study from the food industry

European Journal of Innovation Management, 14(3), s. 345- 363. Doi: 10.1108/14601061111148834

Mørk, Bjørn Erik; Hoholm, Thomas, Ellingsen, Gunnar Adelsten, Edwin, Bjørn & Aanestad, Margunn (2010)

Challenging expertise: On power relations within and across communities of practice in medical innovation

Management Learning, 41(5), s. 575- 592. Doi: 10.1177/1350507610374552

Huse, Morten & Hoholm, Thomas (2008)

User-driven innovation in Norway: context and case

Wise, E. and Høgenhaven, C. (eds) User-Driven Innovation: Context and Cases in the Nordic Region

Hoholm, Thomas & Huse, Morten (2008)

Brukerdrevet innovasjon i Norge

Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, 11(5), s. 25- 40.

Hoholm, Thomas (2007)

Innovasjon som samspill mellom marked, teknologi og organisering

Innovasjonsprosesser. Om innovasjoners odyssé. Hernes,og Koefoed (red)

Mørk, B.E; Hoholm, Thomas & Aanestad, M (2006)

Constructing, enacting and packaging innovations

European Journal of Innovation Management, 9(4), s. 444- 465.

Hoholm, Thomas; La Rocca, Antonella & Aanestad, Margunn (2018)

Introduction: Controversies in Health Care Innovation. Service, Technology and Organization

Hoholm, Thomas; La Rocca, Antonella & Aanestad, Margunn (red.). Controversies in Healthcare Innovation. Service, Technology and Organization

Araujo, Luis; La Rocca, Antonella & Hoholm, Thomas (2018)

Reconfiguring the relation between primary and secondary healthcare through policy instruments

Hoholm, Thomas; La Rocca, Antonella & Aanestad, Margunn (red.). Controversies in Healthcare Innovation. Service, Technology and Organization

Asplin, Betina Riis & Hoholm, Thomas (2017)

The sublimation of patients (or users) in health care service innovation

[Academic lecture]. Conference on Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC).

Mørk, Bjørn Erik; Olsen, Per Ingvar, Nicolini, Davide & Hoholm, Thomas (2017)

Tracing connections in action to understand how medical innovation processes unfold

[Academic lecture]. 9th International Process Symposium.

Hoholm, Thomas & Araujo, Luis (2016)

Innovation policy in an interactive world – the critical role of the context

[Academic lecture]. IMP Symposium.

Rubach, Synnøve; Hoholm, Thomas & Håkansson, Håkan (2016)

Innovation networks or innovation in networks?

[Academic lecture]. IMP Symposium 2016.

Hoholm, Thomas & Wiik, Eric Lawrence (2015)

Ignorance and stability: Authoring alternative realities through re-problematization

[Academic lecture]. the OLKC Conference.

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Harrison, Debbie, Hoholm, Thomas, La Rocca, Antonella & Olsen, Per Ingvar (2015)

Interaction as a process: An expanded view of the ‘spiral’?

[Academic lecture]. Theory and methods implications of industrial network research.

Rubach, Synnøve; Hoholm, Thomas & Håkansson, Håkan (2015)

Innovation networks or innovation in networks?

[Academic lecture]. Seminar on policy implications of industrial network theory.

Hvidsten, Adeline; Hoholm, Thomas & La Rocca, Antonella (2015)

Projects in networks: Implementing communication technology across multiple health care organizations

[Academic lecture]. The IMP Conference.

Hoholm, Thomas (2014)

From health to care: information practices across epistemic and organizational boundaries

[Academic lecture]. Analyzing epistemic practices in professional work and learning.

La Rocca, Antonella; Hoholm, Thomas & Hvidsten, Adeline (2014)

Intra- and inter-organizational forces in health care innovation: Literature review and research agenda

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

Hvidsten, Adeline; La Rocca, Antonella & Hoholm, Thomas (2014)

The role of artefacts in the coordination of home care services

[Academic lecture]. STS Italia.

Hoholm, Thomas; La Rocca, Antonella & Mørk, Bjørn Erik (2014)

A practice-based approach for studying interactions in business relationships

[Academic lecture]. The IMP Conference.

Hungnes, Tonje; Hoholm, Thomas & Mørk, Bjørn Erik (2014)

Understanding change through the lenses of practice-based studies and institutional theory – a case from Norwegian healthcare

[Academic lecture]. The Ninth Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference (OLKC).

Mørk, Bjørn Erik & Hoholm, Thomas (2014)

Organising for reflective, reflexive learning ­ challenges of research-led teaching for newcomers and old timers in the OLKC research community

[Academic lecture]. International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities.

Mørk, Bjørn Erik & Hoholm, Thomas (2014)

Ignorance and new medical procedures: generating knowledge across professions in the face of uncertainty

[Academic lecture]. Research seminar on theorising ignorance.

Evers, Natasha; Cunningham, James & Hoholm, Thomas (2014)

Technology Entrepreneurship: Bringing Innovation to the Marketplace

[Textbook]. Palgrave Macmillan.

Hoholm, Thomas (2013)

Controversies in Organizations

[Academic lecture]. Nordic Conference for Mediation and Conflict Transformation.

Hovdal, Knut Arne & Hoholm, Thomas (2013)

Endring i komplekse kunnskapsinstitusjoner

[Academic lecture]. Forskerkonferanse NEON.

Rubach, Synnøve; Hoholm, Thomas & Mørk, Bjørn Erik (2013)

Regional innovation: On boundary organizations and the interaction between industry, science and politics

[Academic lecture]. NEON konferansen.

Mørk, Bjørn Erik; Aanestad, Margunn & Hoholm, Thomas (2013)

Praksisbaserte perspektiver på teknologisk innovasjon i helsevesenet

[Academic lecture]. NEON konferansen.

Mørk, Bjørn Erik; Aanestad, Margunn, Hoholm, Thomas & Halvorsen, Per Steinar (2013)

"Høyteknologisk innovasjon, tverrfaglighet og ekspertise"

[Academic lecture]. Oslo Innovation Week.

Hoholm, Thomas; Mørk, Bjørn Erik & Rubach, Synnøve (2013)

Regional innovation: On boundary organizations and the interaction between industry, science and politics

[Academic lecture]. IMP.

Mørk, Bjørn Erik & Hoholm, Thomas (2013)

'Managing Expectations - The Negotiation of Power Relations Within and Outside the Classroom'

[Academic lecture]. The Eight Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference (OLKC).

Hoholm, Thomas; Rubach, Synnøve & Mørk, Bjørn Erik (2012)

Policy practices and innovation in industrial networks: How can policy influence innovation and learning in networks?

[Academic lecture]. The IMP 2012 conference.

Rubach, Synnøve; Hoholm, Thomas & Brekke, Andreas (2012)

A Collaborative Mode of Innovation related to Energy Efficient Rehabilitation of Buildings

[Academic lecture]. The IMP 2012 Conference in Rome.

Mørk, Bjørn Erik & Hoholm, Thomas (2011)

OLKC Teaching Workshop

[Academic lecture]. The Fifth International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC).

Olsen, Per Ingvar; Harrison, Debbie, Prenkert, Frans & Hoholm, Thomas (2011)

Boundary objects in multi-actor interactions within tightly structured networks

[Academic lecture]. The IMP Conference 2012.

Olsen, Per Ingvar; Harrison, Debbie, Prenkert, Frans & Hoholm, Thomas (2011)

Power Games in Networks

[Academic lecture]. The IMP Conference 2011.

Hoholm, Thomas; Mørk, Erik & Vince, Russ (2010)

New technologies for organizational learning

[Academic lecture]. OLKC 5.

Hoholm, Thomas & Araujo, Luis (2010)

Studying innovation processes in real-time: The promises and challenges of ethnography

[Academic lecture]. IMP Conference.

Hoholm, Thomas & Olsen, Per Ingvar (2010)

The contrary forces of innovation: A conceptual model for studying networked innovation processes

[Academic lecture]. IMP Conference.

Hoholm, Thomas & Mørk, Bjørn Erik (2010)

Hindrer profesjonsmakt nytenking i sykehus?

[Academic lecture]. Innovasjonsseminar med en rekke sentrale aktører i helse-Norge.

Mørk, Bjørn Erik; Hoholm, Thomas, Aanestad, Margunn, Ellingsen, Gunnar & Edwin, Bjørn (2010)

Challenging expertise – a case study of how laparoscopy challenged established power relations

[Academic lecture]. Fagseminar.

Hoholm, Thomas; Mørk, Bjørn Erik & Vince, Russ (2010)

New ways of using technology for organizational learning: classroom explorations

[Academic lecture]. The Fifth International Conference on Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC).

Hoholm, Thomas & Mørk, Bjørn Erik (2009)

Stabilizing New Practices: A case study of innovation and networked learning

[Academic lecture]. The Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference.

Hoholm, Thomas & Mørk, Bjørn Erik (2009)

Stabilizing new practices: A case study of networked learning

[Academic lecture]. The Fourth Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference (OLKC).

Hoholm, Thomas & Mørk, Bjørn Erik (2008)

Changing practice through boundary organising

[Academic lecture]. the annual Conference on Organization, Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities,.

Hoholm, Thomas & Mørk, Bjørn Erik (2008)

Making sense of nonsense: an ethnography of cross-industrial practice

[Academic lecture]. annual Conference for Organization, Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities,.

Mørk, Bjørn Erik & Hoholm, Thomas (2008)

Changing practice through boundary organising: A case from medical R&D

[Academic lecture]. The Third Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference (OLKC).

Hoholm, Thomas & Mørk, Bjørn Erik (2008)

Making nonsense sensible - An ethnography of innovation and cross-industrial practice in the food sector

[Academic lecture]. The Third Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference (OLKC).

Mørk, Bjørn Erik; Hoholm, Thomas & Aanestad, Margunn (2006)

Negotiating practice in innovation projects – A longitudinal study from medical R&D

[Academic lecture]. The First International Conference on Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC).

Mørk, Bjørn Erik; Hoholm, Thomas & Aanestad, Margunn (2006)

Constructing, enacting and packaging innovations – on innovation and learning processes in health care

[Academic lecture]. Mastergradskurs ved Universitetet i Tromsø.

Hoholm, Thomas (2005)

The greatest barrier for innovations in health care is the ?scared old men

[Academic lecture]. The Sixth European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities.

Brekke, Andreas & Hoholm, Thomas (2005)

Sociology of Translation versus Economics of Interaction: A Rap Battle - The ANT and IMP Approaches Compared

[Academic lecture]. 21th Annual Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Conference.

Mørk, Bjørn Erik; Hoholm, Thomas, Aanestad, Margunn & Ellingsen, Gunnar (2004)

The greatest barrier for innovation in health care is “the scared old men” – A study of actors’ interpretations of knowledge sharing and innovation

[Academic lecture]. 1st national conference on leadership and organisation of the health care sector.

Hoholm, Thomas; Mørk, Bjørn Erik & Aanestad, Margunn (2004)

Learning and innovating in innovation projects: Negotiating project identity

[Academic lecture]. 1st International Conference – Professional Learning in a Changing Society, University of Oslo.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2009 BI Norwegian Business School Ph.D.
2002 Lancaster University Management School M.A.
2001 University of Oslo Bachelor
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2012 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate professor
2013 - 2016 Akershus University Hospital Senior researcher
2011 - 2012 UC Berkeley Visiting scholar
2010 - 2012 BI Norwegian Business School Postdoctor
2007 - 2009 BI Norwegian Business School Lecturer
2003 - 2007 BI Norwegian Business School PhD Fellow
2006 - 2006 Lancaster University Management School Visiting Scholar