Vidar Schei

Professor Vidar Schei

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Cooperation and Cooperation Processes Team and Team Management Negotiation and Conflict Management


Vidar Schei is a professor in organizational behavior at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He holds a Master of Science degree from NHH and received his dr.oecon from the Department of Strategy and Management at NHH in 1999.

Vidar Schei’s professional motivation is to help people cooperate effectively. His main interests are in social decision making, including topics such as team and cooperation processes, negotiation and conflict management, and creativity and culture. 

Schei’s work has appeared in a number of journals, including Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Applied Psychology, and Science.

He has received several awards for his research and teaching. Schei is part of the FOCUS (Future-Oriented Corporate Solutions)-program and the CORE (Cooporation Research)-group at NHH.

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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
Acar-Burkay, Sinem; Schei, Vidar; Beersma, Bianca; Warlop, Luk You can't ‘fake it till you make it’: Cooperative motivation does not help proself trustees Journal of Experimental Social Psychology Volume 92 (1); 2020
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