Therese Sverdrup

Associate Professor Therese E. Sverdrup

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Strategy and Management
Digital Innovation for Growth
Organisation and Management 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
Legate, Nicole; Nguyen, Thuy-vy; Weinstein, Netta; Moller, Arlen C; Legault, Lisa; Vally, Zahir; Schei, Vidar; Sverdrup, Therese E.; Korbmacher, Max; Lund, Maria Louise; Klevjer, Kristoffer; Kunst, Jonas R.; Pfuhl, Gerit; Tamnes, Christian Krog; Bundt, Carsten; Askelund, Adrian Dahl; Tajchman, Zuzanna; Zsido, Andras N.; Zrimsek, Miha A global experiment on motivating social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Volume 119 (22); 2022
Dorison, Charles A; Klevjer, Kristoffer; Kunst, Jonas R.; Pfuhl, Gerit; Tamnes, Christian Krog; Korbmacher, Max; Schei, Vidar; Sverdrup, Therese; Askelund, Jo Adrian Dahl; Coles, Nicholas A. In COVID-19 Health Messaging, Loss Framing Increases Anxiety with Little-to-No Concomitant Benefits: Experimental Evidence from 84 Countries Affective Science Volume 3; page 577 - 602; 2022
Sverdrup, Therese E.; Ly, Annelise The role of recontextualization and socialization practices in transferring corporate values from a small Norwegian IT company to an Indian subsidiary International Journal of Human Resource Management (32 pages); 2022
Sverdrup, Therese E.; Schei, Vidar Smidige team: Kan man sprinte en maraton? Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse (4); 2022
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