Fagprofil

Arne Carlsen

Professor - Institutt for ledelse og organisasjon

Biografi

Arne Carlsen is Professor at the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at BI Norwegian Business School. Arne earned his PHD at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and was previously a Senior Scientist at SINTEF Technology and Society. He has initiated and managed a series of large applied research projects and interacted closely with over 50 organizations on matters of organizational change, knowledge creation, human growth and idea work. For the past six years he has worked with explorers of hydrocarbon resources.

Arne regularly publishes in top international outlets. He has co-chaired sub-themes and workshops at EGOS, APROS and AOM and has reviewer experience from most leading organization science journals. His latest books are Idea Work, co-edited with Stewart Clegg and Reidar Gjersvik, and Research Alive, co-edited with Jane Dutton.

Professor Carlsen is currently Associate Editor in Management Learning.

Research areas
Arne's research deals with issues of individual and collective human growth in organizations. He has published in journals, books and handbooks about knowledge management, pofessional service work, identity formation, organizational becoming, hope, wonder and positive organizational change.

Arne currently writes about idea work, imagination in hydrocarbon exploration, positive identity construction, what makes projects inspiring and the phenomenology and practice of wonder. He is an active participant in the tradition of Positive Organizational Scholarship. Much of his work also reflects a broad interest in practice theory, narrative psychology, strands of linguistic philosophy and classical pragmatism.

Teaching areas

Change management
Managing for excellence
Positive organizational scholarship
Idea work and organizational creativity
Research methods

Publikasjoner

Rhodes, Carl & Carlsen, Arne (2018)

The teaching of the other: Ethical vulnerability and generous reciprocity in the research process.

Human Relations, 71(10), s. 1295- 1318. Doi: 10.1177/0018726717741530

How is it that researchers can engage with those they research ethically? In response to the challenge of this question, we articulate an ethics of research engagement based on vulnerability and generosity. This is explored with a special focus on the practicalities of organization studies research. Building on developments in reflexive methodology, we draw on Emmanuel Levinas’ relational ethics to consider how research can be approached as receiving a ‘teaching of the other’. Such teaching involves a radical openness to other people’s difference such that knowledge arises from being affected by those others rather than claiming to know them in any categorical sense. The possibility that emerges is that of a reflexively ethical position from which to conduct research premised on letting go of the egotistical comforts of one’s own epistemic authority. Self-reflexivity becomes rendered subservient to other-vulnerability in embodied research encounters that are open and generous. The promise for research is a deepening of our corporeal, affective and aesthetic engagement with others and an enlarged sense of the ethical meaning of research.

Dysvik, Anders; Carlsen, Arne & Škerlavaj, Miha (2017)

Rings of fire: Training for systems thinking and broadened impact

Brown, Kenneth G (red.). The Cambridge Handbook of Workplace Training and Employee Development

van Iterson, Ad; Clegg, Stewart R. & Carlsen, Arne (2017)

Ideas are feelings first: epiphanies in everyday workplace creativity

M@n@gement, 20(3), s. 221- 238. - Fulltekst i vitenarkiv

This paper contributes to the literature on workplace creativity by combining insights on epiphanies with theory on the embodied and relational nature of understanding. We explore and develop the concept of epiphany, defined as a sudden and transient manifestation of insight. Primarily, we are interested in the implications of the concept’s artistic and philosophical origins for organizational creativity. We start from a consideration of the importance of epiphany in the literary works of Joyce, who underlined the crucial aspect of the conjunction of different human senses (seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching). Next, we draw up upon the theory of insights as embodied, experientially felt qualities, as described by Mark Johnson (2007) and predecessors in pragmatism. Using three sets of empirical snippets as aids to reasoning, we arrive at renewed understanding of epiphany as a phenomenon in creativity that is experientially multi-sensuous and collective rather than merely cognitive and individual. Epiphanies are typically manifest as a series of felt occurrences arising within collective practice, follow from a history of preparation, and do not solely involve breakthrough ideas but can also include feelings of doubt, movement, opening up or disconfirmation. Understanding epiphanies in this way extends research on organizational creativity as collective practice. The article suggests further attention be paid to the transient and noetic qualities of work on ideas in organizations, such as visual and material stimuli in sensorial preparations of creativity and the use of openness in marking felt insights.

Carlsen, Arne; Arnulf, Jan Ketil & Zhao, Weitao (2017)

Inviting Wonder in Organization: Tiger, Sandstone, Horror, Snowball

Management and Organization Review, 13(3), s. 675- 685. Doi: 10.1017/mor.2017.17 - Fulltekst i vitenarkiv

Carlsen, Arne (2016)

Når det synger i livsnerven: Motivasjon i organisasjoner fra et narrativt perspektiv

Buch, Robert; Dysvik, Anders & Kuvaas, Bård (red.). Produktiv motivasjon i arbeidslivet

Škerlavaj, Miha; Dysvik, Anders, Černe, Matej & Carlsen, Arne (2016)

Succeeding with capitalizing on creativity: an integrative framework

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

Carlsen, Arne & Välikangas, Liisa (2016)

Creativity that works: implementing discovery

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

Černe, Matej; Carlsen, Arne, Škerlavaj, Miha & Dysvik, Anders (2016)

Capitalizing on creativity: on enablers and barriers

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

Škerlavaj, Miha; Černe, Matej, Dysvik, Anders & Carlsen, Arne (2016)

Capitalizing on creativity at work: Fostering the implementation of creative ideas in organizations

Edward Elgar Publishing.

Carlsen, Arne (2016)

On the tacit side of organizational identity: Narrative unconscious and figured practice

Culture and Organization, 22(2), s. 107- 135. Doi: 10.1080/14759551.2013.875016

Aarrestad, Martine; Brøndbo, Marthe Turnes & Carlsen, Arne (2015)

When Stakes are High and Guards are Low: High-quality Connections in Knowledge Creation

Knowledge and Process Management, 22(2), s. 88- 98. Doi: 10.1002/kpm.1469

Carlsen, Arne & Sandelands, Lloyd (2015)

First passion: Wonder in organizational inquiry

Management Learning, 46(4), s. 373- 390. Doi: 10.1177/1350507614533756

Bjørkeng, Kjersti; Carlsen, Arne & Rhodes, Carl (2014)

Between the Saying and the Said: From Self-reflexivity to Other-vulnerability in The Research Process

Cooren, Francois; Vaara, Eero, Langley, Ann & Tsoukas, Haridimos (red.). Language and Communication at Work: Discourse, Narrativity, and Organizing (Perspectives on Process Organization Studies)

This chapter takes a process approach to language use, power relations, and the ethics of response in organizational research. The chapter starts with a discussion of reflexivity in research and show how it needs a radical contestation of the subjectivity–objectivity divide that is key to the process philosophy of pragmatism. A reflexive approach still harbors the danger of an excessive one-sidedness that fails to account for the alterity and reflexivity of the other and also continues to serve power asymmetries privileging the researcher. In response, and following in particular Lévinas, the chapter explores the possibilities that are open to researchers if they approach the research process from a position of other-vulnerability. The chapter uses two illustrative examples and discuss implications for research collaboration, conversations, and participation in theorizing.

Carlsen, Arne; Rudningen, Gudrun Larsgard & Mortensen, Tord Fagerheim (2014)

Playing the cards: Using collaborative artefacts with thin categories to make research co-generative

Journal of management inquiry, 23(3), s. 294- 313. Doi: 10.1177/1056492613511152

Sandelands, Lloyd & Carlsen, Arne (2013)

The romance of wonder in organization studies

Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 10(4), s. 358- 379. Doi: 10.1080/14766086.2013.801024

Lloyd, Sandelands & Carlsen, Arne (2013)

Wonder divine. At end but ever new

Theology and Science, 11(3), s. 304- 316. Doi: 10.1080/14746700.2013.809953

The wonderful human has been turned into un-wonderful matter and movement. We seek to recover wonder about the human by examining moments of its recognition, kindling, and suppression. First recognized in Greek philosophy and celebrated in the medieval scholasticism that saw the human in the total reality of divine creation, wonder is diminished today because it has been robbed of transcendence by a scientism that mistakes facts for truth and good and by a postmodernism that denies ultimate meaning. We close on the hopeful note that a diminished wonder cannot last because the divine mystery of human being abides.

Rudningen, Gudrun Larsgard; Carlsen, Arne, Clegg, Stuart & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Punk. Bare gjør det - sjøl!

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Om profesjonell kreativitet

Rudningen, Gudrun Larsgard; Carlsen, Arne, Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Punk production. Just do it - yourself!

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Lessons of the extraordinary in everyday creativity

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Skapende motstand. Hvordan begrensninger, tvil og kritikk kan inspirere dine beste ideer

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Om profesjonell kreativitet

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Generative resistance. How constraints and opposition can inspire your best ideas

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Lessons of the extraordinary in everyday creativity

Carlsen, Arne; Hagen, Aina Landsverk, Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Frigjørende latter. Hvordan leken energi og humor åpner opp folk, situasjoner og ideer

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Om profesjonell kreativitet

Carlsen, Arne; Hagen, Aina Landsverk, Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Liberating laughter. How playfull energy and humor opens up situations, people and ideas

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Lessons of the extraordinary in everyday creativity

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Prototyping. Hvordan Magnus lærte å slå de store fete kattene, og hvorfor han frykter å bli en selv

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Om profesjonell kreativitet

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Double rapid prototyping. How Magnus learned to beat the big fat cats, and why he fears becoming one

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Lessons of the extraordinary in everyday creativity

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R., Mortensen, Tord Fagerheim & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Gjøre det fysisk. Hva er det med skisser, og hvorfor er pin-ups noe du bare må ha i idéarbeid?

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Om profesjonell kreativitet

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R., Mortensen, Tord Fagerheim & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Getting physical. What is it with those sketches, and why are pin-ups must-haves in idea work?

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Lessons of the extraordinary in everyday creativity

Carlsen, Arne; Gjersvik, Reidar & Clegg, Stewart R. (2012)

Veivising. Hvordan verdifulle ideer kommer fra å skjære seg inn i fjellet, feire sine "dusters"og cheerleading

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Om profesjonell kreativitet

Carlsen, Arne; Gjersvik, Reidar & Clegg, Stewart R. (2012)

Daring to imagine. How great ideas result from cutting into the rock, celebrating your dusters, and cheerleading

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Lessons of the extraordinary in everyday creativity

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R., Gjersvik, Reidar & Mortensen, Tord Fagerheim (2012)

Drama. Hva står på spill?

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Om profesjonell kreativitet

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R., Gjersvik, Reidar & Mortensen, Tord Fagerheim (2012)

Activating drama. What's at stake?

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Lessons of the extraordinary in everyday creativity

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Undring. Hvorfor brennende spørsmål om en dipmeterlogg, omsorg for klienten og dveling ved minnesmerket for 9/11 har den samme kilden

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Om profesjonell kreativitet

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Craving wonder. Why burning questions of a dipmeter log, caring for the client and dwelling on the 9/11 memorial ground have the same origin

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Lessons of the extraordinary in everyday creativity

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R., Gjersvik, Reidar & Mortensen, Tord Fagerheim (2012)

Zoome ut. Hvordan det store bildet former dine ideer

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Om profesjonell kreativitet

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R., Gjersvik, Reidar & Mortensen, Tord Fagerheim (2012)

Zooming out. Why seeing the big picture matters to your ideas

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Lessons of the extraordinary in everyday creativity

Mortensen, Tord Fagerheim; Carlsen, Arne, Bygdås, Arne Lindseth, Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Prepping. Hvorfor alle organisasjoner burde ha en onkel Sam

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Om profesjonell kreativitet

Mortensen, Tord Fagerheim; Carlsen, Arne, Bygdås, Arne Lindseth, Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Prepping. Why every organization should have an Uncle Sam

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Lessons of the extraordinary in everyday creativity

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Introduksjon. Hvorfor snakke om idéarbeid, og hva betyr det?

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Om profesjonell kreativitet

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Introduction. Why talk about idea work, and what does it matter?

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (red.). Idea work. Lessons of the extraordinary in everyday creativity

Carlsen, Arne & Sandelands, Lloyd (2012)

Living ideas at work

Pitsis, Tyrone S.; Simpson, Ace & Dehlin, Erlend (red.). Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Innovation

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Idea work. Om profesjonell kreativitet

Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Gjersvik, Reidar (2012)

Idea work. Lessons of the extraordinary in everyday creativity

Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Carlsen, Arne & Dutton, Jane E. (2011)

Seeing, feeling, daring, interrelating and playing: Exploring themes in generative moments

Carlsen, Arne & Dutton, Jane E. (red.). Research Alive: Exploring Generative Moments in Doing Qualitative Research

Carlsen, Arne (2011)

Doubting Thomas - seeds of wonder

Carlsen, Arne & Dutton, Jane E. (red.). Research Alive: Exploring Generative Moments in Doing Qualitative Research

Carlsen, Arne & Dutton, Jane E. (2011)

Come Alive!

Carlsen, Arne & Dutton, Jane E. (red.). Research Alive: Exploring Generative Moments in Doing Qualitative Research

Carlsen, Arne & Dutton, Jane E. (2011)

Research alive. The call for generativity

Carlsen, Arne & Dutton, Jane E. (red.). Research Alive: Exploring Generative Moments in Doing Qualitative Research

Carlsen, Arne; Mortensen, Tord Fagerheim & Hagen, Aina Landsverk (2011)

Imagining hope in organizations. From individual goal attainment to horizons of relational possibility

Cameron, Kim S. & Spreitzer, Gretchen M. (red.). The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship

Carlsen, Arne & Dutton, Jane E. (2011)

Research Alive: Exploring Generative Moments in Doing Qualitative Research

Copenhagen Business School Press.

Carlsen, Arne & Pitsis, Tyrone S. (2009)

Experiencing hope in organizational lives

Morgan Roberts, Laura & Dutton, Jane E. (red.). Exploring positive identities and organizations. Building a theoretical and research foundation

Carlsen, Arne (2009)

After James on identity

Adler, Paul (red.). The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies

Carlsen, Arne & Pitsis, Tyrone S. (2009)

Projects for life. Building narrative capital for positive organizational change

Clegg, Stewart R. & Cooper, Cary L (red.). The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior, Vol 2: Macro Approaches

Bjørkeng, Kjersti & Carlsen, Arne (2008)

Managing knowledge

Clegg, Stewart R. & Kornberger, Martin (red.). Managing and Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Carlsen, Arne; Mortensen, Tord & Gjersvik, Reidar (2008)

Exploring exploration creativity

Clegg, Stewart R. & Kornberger, Martin (red.). Managing and Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Carlsen, Arne (2008)

Positive dramas. Enacting self-adventures in organizations

Journal of Positive Psychology, 3(1), s. 55- 75.

Klev, Roger & Carlsen, Arne (2008)

Enkel kompleksitet? Dilemma-fortellinger som stabiliserende grenseobjekt i kunnskapsintensivt arbeid

Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Gansmo, Helen Jøsok, Lagesen, Vivian Anette & Amdahl, Eva (red.). Faglighet og tverrfaglighet i den nye kunnskapsøkonomien

Carlsen, Arne & Mantere, Saku (2007)

Pragmatism

Bailey, James R. & Clegg, Stewart R. (red.). International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies

Carlsen, Arne (2006)

Organizational becoming as dialogic imagination of practice: The case of the indomitable gauls

Organization science (Providence, R.I.), 17(1), s. 132- 149.

Carlsen, Arne (2006)

Ambivalent laughter. On the seriousness of authoring identities in organizations

APROS, APROS (red.). APROS 11: Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organisation Studies 11th International Colloquium

Carlsen, Arne (2005)

Only when I laugh? Notes on the becoming interview

Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice, 11(3), s. 239- 255.

Carlsen, Arne; Klev, Roger & Von Krogh, Georg (2004)

Living knowledge: Foundations and framework

Carlsen, Arne; Klev, Roger & Von Krogh, Georg (red.). Living Knowledge. The dynamics of profession service work

Carlsen, Arne (2004)

Doing knowledge dramas: the Battle, the Mission, the Mystery, the Deep Play and the Carnival

Carlsen, Arne; Klev, Roger & Von Krogh, Georg (red.). Living Knowledge. The dynamics of profession service work

Carlsen, Arne; Klev, Roger & Von Krogh, Georg (2004)

Living knowledge. The dynamics of professional service work

Macmillan Publishers Ltd..

Carlsen, Arne; Klev, Roger & Von Krogh, Georg (2004)

Living Knowledge. The dynamics of profession service work

palgrave macmillan.

Håkonsen, Grete & Carlsen, Arne (2003)

Communities and activity systems in knowledge-intensive firms

Junghagen, Sven & Linderoth, Henrik C. J. (red.). Intelligent Management in the Knowledge Economy

This chapter tries to improve our understanding of so-called knowledge-intensive firms. We base our discussion on three blocks fo theory; literature on 'knowledge-intensive work', the concept of 'commnuities of practice' (CoPs) and what is frequently referred to as 'activity systems' within activity theory. Our case is a diversified engineering consluting firm, ICG, within which we have analyzed four communities of workers. We discuss how five identifyable work practices span organizational boundaries, and how workers belonging to specific CoPs may participate in many such practices. This leads us to a closer look at practices organized as 'project types', which we equate with activity systems. Two such activity systems are contrasted, exemplifyinghow knowledge is mobilised in different contexts.

Wenstøp, Fred; Carlsen, Arne, Bergland, Olvar, Magnus, Per & Clímaco, J. (1997)

Valuation of Public Goods with Expert Panels

Multicriteria Analysis

Carlsen, Arne (1994)

Utvikling og strategivalg i Comrod. Fra jordbruksredskaper til fiskestenger til fiberkompositter

Praktisk økonomi & ledelse, 10(3), s. 117- 122.

Strand, Jon; Carlsen, Arne & Wenstøp, Fred (1993)

Implicit Environmental Costs in Hydroelectric Development: An Analysis of the Norwegian Master Plan for Water Resources

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 25(03), s. 201- 2011. Doi: /10.1006/jeem.1993.1043

The ranking of hydropower projects under the Norwegian Master Plan for Water Resources is used to derive implicit government preferences for a number of environmental attributes described by ordinal scores for each project. We apply ordinal logistic regression to the ranks using the scores of the attributes as explanatory variables. As expected, we find that higher negative scores are generally associated with greater implicit willingness to pay to avoid the environmental damage tied to the attribute, caused by hydropower development. We derive total (ordinary economic and implicit environmental) costs for each project and find that environmental costs per capacity unit generally are lower than economic costs for projects ranked for early exploitation and higher for projects ranked for later development. Our derived implicit long-run marginal cost curve for Norwegian hydropower development is generally upward sloping, but not uniformly so.

Carlsen, Arne & Sharma, Garima (2018)

How to be Vulnerable: Arne Carlsen on Relational Reflexivity in Research

Network for business sustainability, https://nbs.net/ [Internett]

Weinreb, Gali & Carlsen, Arne (2015)

Hva undrer du deg over?

Globes [Avis]

Pileberg, Silje & Carlsen, Arne (2015)

Dei gode ideane

Forskerforum [Tidsskrift]

Carlsen, Arne (2013)

Jakter på idéresept

Dagens Næringsliv [Avis]

Carlsen, Arne (2013)

Kreativitet som lagsport

VG Helg [Avis]

Carlsen, Arne (2013)

Ledelse av idéarbeid

Ukeavisen Ledelse [Avis]

Carlsen, Arne (2013)

Profesjonell kreativitet

NRK P1, Kveldsåpent [Radio]

Carlsen, Arne (2013)

Kreativitet i arbeidslivet

NRK P2, Ekko [Radio]

Gjesdal, Trine; Carlsen, Arne & Landsverk Hagen, Aina (2010)

Fandenivoldsk idéarbeid

Forskning og utvikling, bilag til Dagens Næringsliv [Avis]

Stoltenberg, Kristin; Carlsen, Arne & Mortensen, Tord Fagerheim (2010)

Seriøs kreativitet

Aftenpostens A-Magasin [Avis]

Artikkelen var hovedoppslag i A-Magasinet og fortalte om forskningsprosjektet Idea Work, sett fra journalistens deltakelse på workshop med oljeletere i Statoil

Carlsen, Arne; Škerlavaj, Miha & Dysvik, Anders (1)

Virtual special issue: Good organization in Management Learning

Management Learning [Kronikk]

Kvalnes, Øyvind & Carlsen, Arne (1)

Godt jobba!

Dagens næringsliv [Kronikk]

Carlsen, Arne; Dysvik, Anders, Škerlavaj, Miha & Kvalnes, Øyvind (2018)

Growing Givers at Work: A Systems Approach to Prosocial Agency

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Meeting 2018.

Harrison, Spencer; Carlsen, Arne & Škerlavaj, Miha (2018)

Weaving Tapestries, Building Towers: Repeat Creativity in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Meeting 2018.

Dysvik, Anders; Carlsen, Arne & Škerlavaj, Miha (2018)

Good relations are golden

[Popular scientific article]. BI Business Review Doi: https://www.bi.edu/research/business-review/articles/2016/09/good-relations-are-golden/

Carlsen, Arne; Dysvik, Anders & Škerlavaj, Miha (2017)

Growing Givers at Work: A Systems Approach to Prosocial Agency

[Academic lecture]. POS Research Incubator.

Carlsen, Arne & Välikangas, Liisa (2017)

Spitting in the salad. Minor rebellion as institutional agency

[Academic lecture]. 9th International Process Symposium.

Dysvik, Anders; Carlsen, Arne & Škerlavaj, Miha (2016)

Gull i gode relasjoner

[Popular scientific article]. BI Leadership Magazine, s. 6- 7. Doi: https://issuu.com/bi_business_school/docs/bi_leadership_magazine_2016_17_e-pa

Dutton, Jane E. & Carlsen, Arne (2016)

Being Generative: Teaching about Relationships and Teaching Relationship Courses

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management 2016.

Carlsen, Arne & Rhodes, Carl (2016)

Transgressing the researcher/practitioner distinction: On other-vulnerability and triadic relationships. In G. Sharma, T. Bensal and S. Bertels (organizers): Presenter Symposium (RM/BPS/MOT): Bridging the Research-Practice Gap: Moving Beyond Why to How.

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management 2016.

Dysvik, Anders; Carlsen, Arne & Škerlavaj, Miha (2016)

Gull i gode relasjoner

[Popular scientific article]. BI Business Review

Dysvik, Anders; Carlsen, Arne & Škerlavaj, Miha (2016)

Gull i gode relasjoner

[Popular scientific article]. Kapital, 2016(15)

Espedal, Gry & Carlsen, Arne (2016)

Don't pass them by. Figuring the sacred in institutional value work.

[Academic lecture]. 11th Organization Studies Summer Workshop: Spirituality, Symbolism and Storytelling.

Carlsen, Arne (2015)

Dynamics of idea work – A practice approach to creativity in projects and everyday work. In Panel symposium: The Dynamics of Practice: Practising Strategizing and Project Managing

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

Kvalnes, Øyvind & Carlsen, Arne (2015)

"What's a good life for you here?": Leadership as moral inquiry

[Academic lecture]. International Leadership Association's 17th Annual Global Conference.

Välikangas, Liisa & Carlsen, Arne (2015)

Real play: Innovation as imagining in four acts

[Academic lecture]. 10 th Organization Studies Summer Workshop and Special Issue Organizational Creativity, Play and Entrepreneurship.

Carlsen, Arne & Kvalnes, Øyvind (2015)

Lightness of radical change: On the positive transformation of a nursing home

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

Carlsen, Arne & Mantere, Saku (2015)

Virtues of micromanagement. How leaders grow through discipline

[Academic lecture]. Seventh International Symposium on Process Organization Studies.

Carlsen, Arne & Välikangas, Liisa (2014)

Purposive imagination: Knowledge vectors, threshold experiences and strategic experimentation in growth of new business

[Academic lecture]. Strategic Management Society (SMS) 34th Annual International Conference.

Carlsen, Arne (2013)

Skap drama på jobben (gjestekommentar)

[Popular scientific article]. Kapital, s. 115- 115.

Carlsen, Arne; Clegg, Stewart R. & Naar, Liisa (2013)

Why "idea work"? Recovering imagination asintertextual, affective, material and controversial

[Academic lecture]. APROS 2013.

Carlsen, Arne (2012)

From prepping and prototyping to wonder and punk: What does extraordinary idea work look like?

[Academic lecture]. Strategy Research Colloquium.

Bjørkeng, Kjersti; Carlsen, Arne & Rhodes, Carl (2012)

Inter-viewing. From self-reflexivity to Other-vulnerability and joint wonder

[Academic lecture]. 4th International Process Symposium.

Carlsen, Arne & Lloyd, Sandelands (2010)

Flying with the birds. The gift of wonder and the aesthetics of ideas. Paper presented at the Critical Management Studies workshop on Theology and Organization. Academy of Management Meetings, Montreal

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Carlsen, Arne & Mortensen, Tord Fagerheim (2010)

From dusters to play openers. Ideas of hope. In K. Krauss and C. Wu (organizers), ‘The will and the way: New insights into the workings of hope in Organizations’. Symposia (OB/MOC) at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Carlsen, Arne & Jane, Dutton (2010)

Unleashing Generativity: Moments of Aliveness, Inspiration and Imagination in Qualitative Research

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management.

Carlsen, Arne (2005)

Ambivalent laughter. On the seriousness of authoring identities in organisations

[Academic lecture]. APROS 11.

Bjørkeng, Kjersti & Carlsen, Arne (2005)

Six directors in search of a story. Learning from learning histories in a communication agency

[Academic lecture]. APROS 11.

Carlsen, Arne; Gjersvik, Reidar, Kvålshaugen, Ragnhild & Mortensen, Tord (2005)

Archetypes of activity sysems in professional service work

[Academic lecture]. 21st EGOS conference.

Carlsen, Arne (2005)

Service partnerships reconsidered. What are the alternatives to opportunism?

[Academic lecture]. Nordic Service Conference.

Carlsen, Arne (2005)

Levende kunnskap. Grenseobjekter, aktivitetssystemer og drama i kunnskapsarbeid

[Academic lecture]. Mastergradskurs i Human Resource Management.

Carlsen, Arne (2005)

Becoming, authoring, dramatizing: The importance of key gerunds in organizational change processes, with examples

[Academic lecture]. Prøveforelesning.

Carlsen, Arne (2004)

Tegn på god praksis. Om å blåse liv i utviklingsarbeid

[Popular scientific article]. Bedre Skole, 4(3), s. 57- 61.

Carlsen, Arne (2004)

På vei mot et utviklingsperspektiv for identitet: Hva betyr det for praktisk arbeid i organisasjoner

[Academic lecture]. Fagseminar i prosjektet Kunne Balanse.

Carlsen, Arne (2002)

Acts of Becoming. Identity Work as Playful Knowing and Enactment of Drama

[Academic lecture]. EGOS Conference; European Group for Organizational Studies.

This paper deals with identity work in two professional service firms. It focuses on how identity work underpins competitive advantage, create forward-looking perspective and enlist organisational members in an emotional engagement in the future. The main finding of the case studies is that there are two play modes of particular interest to identity work in organisations; playful knowing and enactment of drama. Playful knowing is conceived as a continuous display of expertise in the form of individual and collective styles. It entails total involvement, creation of new meaning by specialised knowledge and high significance in terms of continuous social affirmation. Enactment of dramas is found to take place in projects and at organisational level. The underlying motivation here is life enrichment through exposure to repeated adventures and maintenance of hope about desirable futures. Meet the Knights of Verbatim and the Indomitable Gauls of Calculus.

Carlsen, Arne & Håkonsen, Grete (2002)

The Dialogic Imagination of Practice. On Formation of Collective Meaning in Organizations

[Academic lecture]. 3rd European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities.

This paper explores organizational becoming as a process of dialogic imagination of practice. Experiences from the organic growth process of a professional service firm form the basis for re-conceptualizing becoming as a duality between practice and meaning, fueled by a set of acts. We focus on boundary objects representing those acts and the reflexive field they constitute. Two successful projects stand out as having decisive influence in the becoming of our case firm. They seem particularly valuable as learning experiences because of four qualities: (1) grounding in core practice, (2) authorization by lead users, (3) resonance in identity, and (4) generation of new ideas. We argue that it is useful to think of these qualities as dialogic relations constituting strong fields of collective meaning. Patterns of management style and the introduction of a metaphor of the indomitable Gauls seem to possess similar qualities. Expressions of experiences enter a field of signifiers, a field whose collectivity is made of intersubjective and intertextual relations. This field stretches backwards and forward in time and may at any moment, by certain types of acts, reconfigure.

Carlsen, Arne (2001)

Når vi forfatter fremtiden. Fortellingens rolle i strategisk endring

[Mangler etternavn], [Mangler fornavn] (red.). Hatling, M. (red.) Fortellingens Fortrylling, Fortuna Forlag

Carlsen, Steinar; Johnsen, Svein G., Jørgensen, Håvard D., Coll, Gunnar J., Mæhle, Asbjørn, Carlsen, Arne & Hatling, Morten (1999)

Knowledge Reactivation Mediated through Knowledge Carriers

[Academic lecture]. MICT'99 - Management of Information and Communication Technology.

A framework is presented for understanding the relationship between organisational know-ledge and organisational behaviour, linking knowledge representation, activation, action and effect. Electronic knowledge carriers are understood as knowledge representations capable of mediating organisational knowledge flows. Such flows can be planned, recurrent and formalised for distribution of routines and best practices. Equally important are emergent knowledge flows during work performance, supporting knowledge creation in workgroups. Knowledge reuse is seen as understanding, appropriation, adaptation and re-activation of knowledge carrier elements. Knowledge harvesting returns new and modified elements to involved carriers, giving a knowledge learning cycle including reuse and harvesting as mutually dependent activities understood in relation to each other. Knowledge workers interact with knowledge carriers and each other during work performance. We exemplify assimilation and re-activation of knowledge mediated through such carriers with different interaction and re-activation characteristics. We are particularly concerned with emergent knowledge flows. Examples cover social knowledge re-activation for sharing programmer�s experience-notes, automated re-activation for active process support at the enterprise level, and finally, interactive re-activation for workgroup process support.

Akademisk grad
År Akademisk institusjon Grad
2005 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Ph.D.
1988 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Master of Science
Arbeidserfaring
År Arbeidsgiver Tittel
2015 - Present Management Learning, Sage Associate Editor
2014 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor
2012 - 2014 BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
2009 - 2011 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture Post Doc (50%)
1999 - 2011 SINTEF Technology and Society Senior Scientist
1997 - 2011 SINTEF Indistrial Management Senior Scientist
2007 - 2008 NTNU, Center for studies of Radical Organizational Change (CROC) Senior Researcher (25%)
1998 - 1999 ViewTech US Market Representative
1997 - 1998 SRI International, Business Intelligence Centre Research Fellow
1992 - 1997 SINTEF Industrial Development Head of section
1989 - 1992 SINTEF Industrial Development Research Scientist
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