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Anders Ragnar Örtenblad

Professor

Professor of Work Life Science

 
Office:
A163 ( Jon Lilletuns vei 3, Grimstad )

Anders Örtenblad is Professor of Work Life Science at the Department of Working Life and Innovation at the School of Business and Law, University of Agder, Norge. He holds a BSc in HRM from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and a PhD in Business Administration from University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Örtenblad is the Editor-in-Chief for the academic journal «The Learning Organization», which is published by Emerald (http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=tlo). He is also member of other journals’ editorial boards: «Management Learning» and «International Journal of Management Reviews».

His research, which mainly (but not exclusively) has dealt with the learning organization and organizational learning, management ideas and fashions, management and leadership education, and metaphors, has been published in journals such as «Human Relations», «Management Learning» and «International Journal of Management Reviews». He has also edited several books, which have been published by publishers such as Edward Elgar Publishing, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge and Sage. 

Örtenblad has previously worked at another university in Norway, at a British university in China, and at several universities and university colleges in Sweden. He has a large international network.

Courses and teaching

Current:

- Team Development and Organizational Learning, Master's Programme in Industrial Economics and Technology Management

Master's Programme in Innovation and Knowledge Development, UiA;

- Learning and Innovation in the Worklife with Project Report, Bachelor Program in Business Administration, Human Relations Management and Organizational Development, UiA

- Organizational Development, Human Relations Management and Organizational Development, UiA

 

Past (among others):
Organizational Behavior; Leadership; Organizational Learning; Qualitative Method/Methodology; Publishing Articles; Organizational Psychology; Organization; Organization Theory; Management Fashions; Accounting/Bookkeeping

(at various universities mainly in Norway, Sweden, and China)

Academic interests

Learning Organization

Organizational Learning

Management Ideas and Fashions

Management and Leadership Education

Working Life Environment

Metaphors and Their Use in Research, Education, and Consultancy

Projects

On-going book projects on:

-      The Learning Organization (anthology for Oxford University Press, to be published in 2019 or 2020);

-      Against Entrepreneurship (anthology, Book Proposal is under consideration)

-      Debating Innovation (anthology, Book Proposal is under consideration)

 

Research projects about to be started up:

-      Kindergarten as a learning organization

Scientific publications

  • Örtenblad, Anders (2018). Background and introduction: Leadership as a profession and as the main theme on bachelor programs. Professionalizing Leadership. Debating Education, Certification and Practice. ISBN: 978-3-319-71784-5. Palgrave Macmillan. 1. s 3 - 30.
  • Fjelldal, Carina; Örtenblad, Anders (2018). Introduksjon til boken. Faglig kommunikasjon i praksis. ISBN: 9788215030777. Universitetsforlaget. Kapittel 1. s 11 - 22.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2018). Preparing for turning leadership into a true profession. Professionalizing Leadership. Debating Education, Certification and Practice. ISBN: 978-3-319-71784-5. Palgrave Macmillan. 19. s 349 - 358.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2018). Why universities should give bachelor programs in leadership. Professionalizing Leadership. Debating Education, Certification and Practice. ISBN: 978-3-319-71784-5. Palgrave Macmillan. 25. s 403 - 408.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2017). A Contextual Perspective on Organizational Learning. Organizational Learning in Asia. ISBN: 9780081009833. Elsevier. Chapter 8. s 173 - 186.
  • Örtenblad, Anders Ragnar (2017). Approaches to Using Metaphors in Organizational Analysis: Morgan’s Metaphors and Beyond. Exploring Morgan’s Metaphors: Theory, Research, and Practice in Organizational Studies. ISBN: 9781506318776. Sage Publications. Chapter 4. s 54 - 86.
  • Marling, Raili; Vasiljevic, Snjezana; Örtenblad, Anders (2017). Conclusion. Gender Equality in a Global Perspective. ISBN: 9781138193246. Routledge. Chapter 13. s 295 - 302.
  • Örtenblad, Anders; Koris, Riina; Pihlak, Ülle (2017). Does it matter who teaches you? A study on the relevance of matching students' and teachers' personalities. The International Journal of Management Education. ISSN: 1472-8117. 15 (3). s 520 - 527. doi:10.1016/j.ijme.2017.10.001.
  • Sundet, Marit Lillian; Forstorp, Per-Anders; Örtenblad, Anders (2017). Introduction and Background. Higher Education in the High North: Academic Exchanges between Norway and Russia. ISBN: 978-3-319-56832-4. Springer. Kapittel 1. s 1 - 17.
  • Vasiljevic, Snjezana; Marling, Raili; Örtenblad, Anders (2017). Introduction: Different Dimensions of Gender Equality in a Comparative Perspective. Gender Equality in a Global Perspective. ISBN: 9781138193246. Routledge. Chapter 1. s 15 - 31.
  • Putnam, Linda L.; Örtenblad, Anders Ragnar; Trehan, Kiran (2017). Introduction: From Theory to Application of Metaphor in Organizational Analysis. Exploring Morgan’s Metaphors: Theory, Research, and Practice in Organizational Studies. ISBN: 9781506318776. Sage Publications. Chapter 1. s 2 - 14.
  • Örtenblad, Anders Ragnar; Putnam, Linda L.; Trehan, Kiran (2016). Beyond Morgan's eight metaphors: Adding to and developing organizational theory. Human Relations. ISSN: 0018-7267. 69 (4). s 875 - 889. doi:10.1177/0018726715623999.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2016). Conclusions, A Contingency Model of CSR and Recommendations for Further Research. Research Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in Context. ISBN: 9781783474790. Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 21. s 387 - 400.
  • Koris, Riina; Örtenblad, Anders; Ojala, Triinu (2016). From maintaining the status quo to promoting free thinking and inquiry: Business students’ perspective on the purpose of business school teaching. Management Learning. ISSN: 1350-5076. 48 (2). s 174 - 186. doi:10.1177/1350507616668480.
  • Sheaff, Rod; Löfström, Carina Abrahamson; Örtenblad, Anders (2016). Healthcare organizations and managerial innovations from an international perspective. Management Innovations for Healthcare Organizations: Adopt, Abandon or Adapt?. ISBN: 9781138825697. Routledge. Chapter 2. s 16 - 30.
  • Örtenblad, Anders Ragnar (2016). In between smorgasbord and table d’hôte: à la carte learning organization. Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal. ISSN: 1477-7282. 30 (1). s 6 - 9. doi:10.1108/DLO-07-2014-0055.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2016). Introduction: Establishing the Art of Contextualizing CSR as a Research Area. Research Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in Context. ISBN: 9781783474790. Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 1. s 3 - 16.
  • Löfström, Carina Abrahamson; Örtenblad, Anders; Sheaff, Rod (2016). Should healthcare organizations adopt, abandon or adapt management innovations?. Management Innovations for Healthcare Organizations: Adopt, Abandon or Adapt?. ISBN: 9781138825697. Routledge. Chapter 25. s 431 - 450.
  • Örtenblad, Anders; Löfström, Carina Abrahamson; Sheaff, Rod (2016). The relevance of management innovations for healthcare organizations. Management Innovations for Healthcare Organizations: Adopt, Abandon or Adapt?. ISBN: 9781138825697. Routledge. Chapter 1. s 3 - 15.
  • Lamb, Peter; Örtenblad, Anders Ragnar; Hsu, Shih-wei (2016). ‘Pedagogy as Translation’: Extending the Horizons of Translation Theory. International Journal of Management Reviews. ISSN: 1460-8545. 18 (3). s 351 - 365. doi:10.1111/ijmr.12098.
  • Örtenblad, Anders Ragnar; Hsu, Shih-wei; Lamb, Peter (2015). A stakeholder approach to advising on the relevance of management ideas and panaceas. Handbook of Research on Management Ideas and Panaceas: Adaptation and Context. ISBN: 9781783475599. Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 12. s 204 - 220.
  • Örtenblad, Anders Ragnar; Lamb, Peter; Hsu, Shih-wei (2015). Empowering students to translate management panaceas. Handbook of Research on Management Ideas and Panaceas: Adaptation and Context. ISBN: 9781783475599. Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 21. s 380 - 396.
  • Örtenblad, Anders Ragnar (2015). Establishing the art of contextualizing management idaes and panaceas as a research field. Handbook of Research on Management Ideas and Panaceas: Adaptation and Context. ISBN: 9781783475599. Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 1. s 3 - 24.
  • Örtenblad, Anders Ragnar (2015). Researcher intervention in the process of contextualizing fashionable management ideas: Some previous experiences. Handbook of Research on Management Ideas and Panaceas: Adaptation and Context. ISBN: 9781783475599. Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 11. s 190 - 203.
  • Koris, Riina; Örtenblad, Anders; Kerem, Katri; Ojala, Triinu (2015). Student-customer orientation at a higher education institution: the perspective of undergraduate business students. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education. ISSN: 0884-1241. 25 (1). s 29 - 44. doi:10.1080/08841241.2014.972486.
  • Örtenblad, Anders Ragnar (2015). Towards a normative theory of contextualizing management ideas and panaceas. Handbook of Research on Management Ideas and Panaceas: Adaptation and Context. ISBN: 9781783475599. Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 26. s 477 - 485.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2015). Towards increased relevance: context-adapted models of the learning organization. Learning Organization. ISSN: 0969-6474. 22 (3). s 163 - 181. doi:10.1108/TLO-06-2014-0027.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2014). Conclusions, a contingency model of knowledge management and recommendations for further research. Handbook of Research on Knowledge Management: Adaptation and Context. ISBN: 978 1 78347 041 9. Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 23. s 440 - 450.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2014). Introduction: towards the contextualization of knowledge management as a research field. Handbook of Research on Knowledge Management: Adaptation and Context. ISBN: 978 1 78347 041 9. Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 1. s 3 - 17.
  • Örtenblad, Anders; Koris, Riina (2014). Is the learning organization idea relevant to higher educational institutions? A literature review and a “multi-stakeholder contingency approach”. International Journal of Educational Management. ISSN: 0951-354X. 28 (2). s 173 - 214. doi:10.1108/IJEM-01-2013-0010.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2014). Previous research on knowledge management in various contexts. Handbook of Research on Knowledge Management: Adaptation and Context. ISBN: 978 1 78347 041 9. Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 2. s 18 - 27.
  • Farquharson, Maris; Örtenblad, Anders; Hsu, Shih-wei (2013). Trusting local translation: Experiences from transplanting a ‘Made in Britain’ entrepreneurship course in China. Management Learning. ISSN: 1350-5076. 45 (2). s 182 - 199. doi:10.1177/1350507612473564.
  • Örtenblad, Anders; Koris, Riina; Farquharson, Maris; Hsu, Shih-wei (2013). Business school output: A conceptualisation of business school graduates. The International Journal of Management Education. ISSN: 1472-8117. 11 (2). s 85 - 92. doi:10.1016/j.ijme.2013.02.001.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2013). Contextualizing the learning organization: approaches to research design. Handbook of research on the learning organization : Adaption and context. ISBN: 978 1 78100 489 0. Edward Elgar Publishing. Kapittel 4. s 51 - 67.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2013). Introduction. Putting the learning organization into context: an emerging research field. Handbook of research on the learning organization : Adaption and context. ISBN: 978 1 78100 489 0. Edward Elgar Publishing. Kapittel 1. s 3 - 21.
  • Weir, David; Örtenblad, Anders (2013). Obstacles to the learning organization. Handbook of research on the learning organization : Adaption and context. ISBN: 978 1 78100 489 0. Edward Elgar Publishing. Kapittel 5. s 68 - 85.
  • Örtenblad, Anders; Fan, Ziyun; Peng, Chenghao; Li, Boying; Li, Ziyan; Cong, Xiaoying; Zhou, Jie (2013). Putting the learning organization into context: contributions from previous works. Handbook of research on the learning organization : Adaption and context. ISBN: 978 1 78100 489 0. Edward Elgar Publishing. Kapittel 3. s 35 - 50.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2013). Towards a contingency model: recommendations for further research. Handbook of research on the learning organization : Adaption and context. ISBN: 978 1 78100 489 0. Edward Elgar Publishing. Kapittel 22. s 384 - 395.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2013). What do we mean by “learning organization”?. Handbook of research on the learning organization : Adaption and context. ISBN: 978 1 78100 489 0. Edward Elgar Publishing. Kapittel 2. s 22 - 34.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2013). Who is the learning organization for? A stakeholder contingency approach to contextualizing managerial panaceas. Handbook of research on the learning organization : Adaption and context. ISBN: 978 1 78100 489 0. Edward Elgar Publishing. Kapittel 18. s 289 - 305.
  • Örtenblad, Anders; Babur, Muhammad; Kumari, Roshni (2012). Guest editorial: Learning in Asia. Asia Pacific Journal of Education. ISSN: 0218-8791. 32 (2). s 131 - 136.
  • Örtenblad, Anders; Snell, Robin; Perrotta, Manuela; Akella, Devi (2012). Guest editorial: On the paradoxical balancing of panaceaism and particularism within the field of management learning. Management Learning. ISSN: 1350-5076. 43 (2). s 147 - 155.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2011). Are theories universal?. Are Theories Universal?. ISBN: 978-983-44372-5-1. Yayasan Ilmuwan. Chapter VIII. s 73 - 74.
  • Örtenblad, Anders; Bajunid, Ibrahim Ahmad; Babur, Muhammad; Kumari, Roshni (2011). Introduction: Universal expectations from an edited book. Are Theories Universal?. ISBN: 978-983-44372-5-1. Yayasan Ilmuwan. Introduction. s 1 - 6.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2010). Guest editorial: The learning organization: A universally-applicable concept or an ambiguous basis in need of local interpretation?. International Journal of Learning and Change. ISSN: 1740-2875. 4 (1). s 1 - 6.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2010). Homogeneity or heterogeneity? On the nature of management ideas and their spread. International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy. ISSN: 1478-1484. 4 (1). s 71 - 86.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2010). Odd couples or perfect matches? On the Development of Management Knowledge Packaged in the Form of Labels. Management Learning. ISSN: 1350-5076. 41 (4). s 443 - 452.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2010). Who needs contingency approaches and guidelines in order to adapt vague management ideas?. International Journal of Learning and Change. ISSN: 1740-2875. 4 (1). s 64 - 76.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2009). Achieving organizational independence of employees’ knowledge using knowledge management, organizational learning, and the learning organization. Handbook of research on knowledge-intensive organizations. ISBN: 978-1-60566-176-6. Information Science Reference. Chapter. s 229 - 242.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2009). Guest editorial for special section: Are organizations able to learn?. Learning Inquiry. ISSN: 1558-2973. 3 (1). s 21 - 23.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2008). Learning organization. Organizing words: A critical thesaurus for social and organization studies. ISBN: 978-0199213214. Oxford University Press. Chapter. s 162 - 164.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2008). Organizational Learning: A Radical Perspective (previously published in International Journal of Management Reviews, 2002). Learning by Organizations: Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management. ISBN: 978 1 84542 861 7. Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 2. s 17 - 30.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2007). Guest Editorial: What more do we need to know about the learning organization?. Learning Organization. ISSN: 0969-6474. 14 (4). s 296 - 299.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2007). Senge’s many faces: Problem or opportunity?. Learning Organization. ISSN: 0969-6474. 14 (2). s 108 - 122.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2007). The evolution of popular management ideas: An exploration and extension of the old wine in new bottles metaphor. International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy. ISSN: 1478-1484. 2 (4). s 365 - 388.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2006). Educating everyone in humanities for both post-bureaucracy and bureaucracy: A response to John Hendry. Management Learning. ISSN: 1350-5076. 37 (2). s 291 - 294.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2005). A typology of the idea of learning organization (previously published in Management Learning, 2002). Essential readings in management learning. ISBN: 9781412901420. Sage. Chapter. s 53 - 70.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2005). Are the right persons involved in the creation of the learning organization?. Human Resource Development Quarterly. ISSN: 1044-8004. 16 (2). s 281 - 284.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2005). Of course organizations can learn. Learning Organization. ISSN: 0969-6474. 12 (2). s 213 - 218.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2005). Vague and attractive: Five explanations of the use of ambiguous management ideas. Philosophy of Management. ISSN: 1740-3812. 5 (1). s 45 - 54.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2004). The learning organization: Towards an integrated model. Learning Organization. ISSN: 0969-6474. 11 (2). s 129 - 144.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2004). Toward a contingency model of how to choose the right type of learning organization. Human Resource Development Quarterly. ISSN: 1044-8004. 15 (3). s 347 - 350.
  • Contu, Alessia; Grey, Chris; Örtenblad, Anders (2003). Against learning. Human Relations. ISSN: 0018-7267. 56 (8). s 931 - 952.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2002). A typology of the idea of learning organization. Management Learning. ISSN: 1350-5076. 33 (2). s 213 - 230.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2002). Organizational learning: A radical perspective. International Journal of Management Reviews. ISSN: 1460-8545. 4 (1). s 87 - 100.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2001). On differences between organizational learning and learning organization. Learning Organization. ISSN: 0969-6474. 8 (3). s 125 - 133.
  • Fjelldal, Carina; Örtenblad, Anders (2018). Faglig kommunikasjon i praksis. ISBN: 9788215030777. Universitetsforlaget. s 208.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2018). Professionalizing Leadership. Debating Education, Certification and Practice. ISBN: 978-3-319-71784-5. Palgrave Macmillan. s 425.
  • Sundet, Marit Lillian; Forstorp, Per-Anders; Örtenblad, Anders (2017). Higher Education in the High North: Academic Exchanges between Norway and Russia. ISBN: 978-3-319-56832-4. Springer. s 276.
  • Örtenblad, Anders; Marling, Raili; Vasiljevic, Snjezana (2017). Gender Equality in a Global Perspective. ISBN: 9781138193246. Routledge. s 290.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2016). Research Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in Context. ISBN: 9781783474790. Edward Elgar Publishing. s 433.
  • Örtenblad, Anders Ragnar; Trehan, Kiran; Putnam, Linda L. (2017). Exploring Morgan’s Metaphors: Theory, Research, and Practice in Organizational Studies. ISBN: 9781506318776. Sage Publications. s 304.
  • Örtenblad, Anders Ragnar (2015). Handbook of Research on Management Ideas and Panaceas: Adaptation and Context. ISBN: 9781783475599. Edward Elgar Publishing. s 508.
  • Örtenblad, Anders; Löfström, Carina Abrahamson; Sheaff, Rod (2016). Management Innovations for Healthcare Organizations: Adopt, Abandon or Adapt?. ISBN: 9781138825697. Routledge. s 461.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2014). Handbook of Research on Knowledge Management: Adaptation and Context. ISBN: 978 1 78347 041 9. Edward Elgar Publishing. s 496.
  • Örtenblad, Anders; Bajunid, Ibrahim Ahmad; Babur, Muhammad; Kumari, Roshni (2011). Are Theories Universal?. ISBN: 978-983-44372-5-1. Yayasan Ilmuwan. s 153.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2011). Making Sense of the Learning Organization: What is it and Who Needs it?. ISBN: 978-983-44372-4-4. Yayasan Ilmuwan. s 113.
  • Örtenblad, Anders; Ulvenblad, Pia (2012). A little about a lot: On scientific reports and reference techniques. ISBN: 978-91-44-08408-4. Studentlitteratur AB. s 104.
  • Mattsson, Pia; Örtenblad, Anders (2008). Smått och gott: Om vetenskapliga rapporter och referensteknik. ISBN: 978-91-44-05355-4. Studentlitteratur AB. s 92.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2009). Lärande organisationer: Vad och för vem?. ISBN: 978-91-47-08935-2. Liber. s 131.
  • Örtenblad, Anders (2008). Organisationsfrågeboken: En bok som ställer frågor snarare än kommer med enkla svar. ISBN: 978-91-44-04892-5. Studentlitteratur AB. s 144.

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