Therese Sverdrup

Vice Rector for Innovation and Development Therese E. Sverdrup

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Teamwork Psychological contract Organizational behavior


Therese E. Sverdrup holds a Master Degree in Organizational Psychology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and received her PhD from the department of Strategy and Management at NHH in 2012.

Therese E. Sverdrups professional motivation is to help people cooperate effectively. Her research focuses on leadership, team research, the psychological contract, and collaboration. Sverdrup is part of FOCUS (Future-Oriented Corporate Solutions)-program and the CORE (Cooperation Research)-group at NHH.

She is involved in several of NHHs executive programs, where she teaches team and team leadership as well as organizational psychology topics. Sverdrup also gives lectures to public and private companies on the topics of her research, and contributes to the public debate on her research topics.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Solberg, Elizabeth; Sverdrup, Therese E.; Sandvik, Alexander Madsen; Schei, Vidar Encouraging or expecting flexibility? How small business leaders’ mastery goal orientation influences employee flexibility through different work climate perceptions Human Relations; page 1 - 26; 2021
Jones, Benedict C.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Flake, Jessica K.; Liuzza, Marco Tullio; Antfolk, Jan; Arinze, Nwadiogo C.; Schei, Vidar; Sverdrup, Therese E.; Pfuhl, Gerit; Nielsen, Tonje Kvande; Tamnes, Christian Krog; Zickfeld, Janis Heinrich; Bloxso, Nicholas G.; Foroni, Francesco; Cubilla, Carmelo P.; Turiegano, Enrique; Gilead, Michael; Saribay, S. Adil; Owsley, Nicholas C.; Calvillo, Dustin P.; Wlodarczyk, Anna; Qi, Yue; Ariyabuddhiphongs , Kris; Stolier, Ryan M.; Evans, Thomas R.; Bonick, Judson; Ashworth, Logan F.; Chevalier, Coralie; Kapucu, Aycan; Leongómez, Juan David; Hajdu, Nandor; Aczel, Balazs; Andreychik, Michael; Musser, Erica D.; Batres, Carlota; Hu, Chuan-Peng; Liu, Qing-Lan; Legate, Nicole; Vaughn, Leigh Ann; Barzykowski, Krystian; Schmid, Irina; Artner, Richard; Vanpaemel, Wolf; Jiang, Zhongqing; Marcu, Gabriela M.; Stephen, Ian D.; Lu, Jackson G.; Philipp, Michael C.; Arnal, Jack D.; Chopik, William J. To which world regions does the valence–dominance model of social perception apply? Nature Human Behaviour Volume 5 (jan); page 159 - 169; 2021
Wang, Ke; et al., ,; Kunst, Jonas R.; Tamnes, Christian Krog; Schei, Vidar; Sverdrup, Therese E.; Askelund, Adrian Dahl; Pfuhl, Gerit; Klevjer, Kristoffer; Korbmacher, Max A multi-country test of brief reappraisal interventions on emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic Nature Human Behaviour; 2021
Basker, Inger Nordli; Sverdrup, Therese; Schei, Vidar; Sandvik, Alexander Madsen Embracing the duality of consideration and initiating structure: CEO leadership behaviors and small firm performance Leadership & Organization Development Journal Volume 41 (3); page 449 - 462; 2020
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