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Thorvald Hærem

Førsteamanuensis - Institutt for ledelse og organisasjon

Biografi

Thorvald Haerem earned his Ph.D. at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark and is currently an Associate Professor of Organization Psychology at Norwegian School of Management. His research interests include technology in organizations, organizational and individual routines, behavioral decision making, and expertise. He has published his research in journals as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Organizational Studies, and Organization Science.

Teaching areas
Thorvald Haerem is resonsible for graduate course in Judgment and Decision Making, Creativity, & Organizational Science at the Norwegian School of Management

Publikasjoner

Bakken, Bjørn T.; Valaker, Sigmund & Hærem, Thorvald (2017)

Trening og øving i krisehåndtering - en metodisk tilnærming

Hafting, Tore (red.). Krisehåndtering, planlegging og handling

Worren, Nicolay; Eger, Tido & Hærem, Thorvald (2017)

Reconfigure: An organization design exercise

Simulation & Gaming, 47(6), s. 851- 865. Doi: 10.1177/1046878116667777

Kost, Dominique & Hærem, Thorvald (2016)

Transactive Memory Systems [TMS] in virtual teams: The effect of integration and differentiation on performance.

Academy of Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings Doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2016.241

Martinsen, Øyvind L.; Furnham, Adrian & Hærem, Thorvald (2016)

An Integrated Perspective on Insight

Journal of experimental psychology. General, 145(10), s. 1319- 1332. Doi: 10.1037/xge0000208

Pentland, Brian T. & Hærem, Thorvald (2015)

Organizational Routines as Patterns of Action: Implications for Organizational Behavior

Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 2, s. 465- 487. Doi: 10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-032414-111412

Rau, Devaki; Hærem, Thorvald & Fredericks, Elisa (2015)

The Influence of Centralization and Extent of Cross-Functional Team Usage on Senior Managers’ Risk-Related Perceptions

Group & Organization Management, 40(5), s. 657- 684. Doi: 10.1177/1059601115569532

Andersen, Svein S; Hansen, Per Øystein & Hærem, Thorvald (2015)

How elite athletes reflect on their training: strong beliefs – ambiguous feedback signals

Reflective Practice, 16(3), s. 403- 417. Doi: 10.1080/14623943.2015.1052387

Elite sport organizations invest considerable efforts in continuous evaluation of training and development. A key challenge is to promote athletes’′ reliable learning. This requires critical reflection. In this paper we look at how highly successful elite cross-country skiers reflect on their training. The theoretical framework of organizational mindfulness and reliable learning directs attention to three key mechanisms that influence reflection: socialization, sensemaking and interpretation. We identified an inherent tension in the way athletes are socialized into elite athletes. On the one hand, they internalize strong beliefs in key success factors. Such beliefs serve as a normative framework that provides commitment and enthusiasm. However, strong beliefs may weaken the athletes’ ability to notice ambiguous feedback signals in complex training situations. We found four different styles of reflection, but only one of them is consistent with requirements for reliable learning.

Hærem, Thorvald; Pentland, Brian T. & Miller, Kent (2014)

Task Complexity: Extending a Core Concept

Academy of Management Review Doi: 10.5465/amr.2013.0350

Hærem, Thorvald (2012)

Informasjonssystemer og rutiner; sementering av prosesser eller en kilde til fleksibilitet og endring?

Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, 15(8), s. 68- 76.

Arnulf, Jan Ketil; Mathisen, John Erik & Hærem, Thorvald (2012)

Heroic leadership illusions in football teams: Rationality, decision making and noise-signal ratio in the firing of football managers

Leadership, 8(2), s. 169- 185. Doi: 10.1177/1742715011420315

Kuvaas, Bård; Buch, Robert, Dysvik, Anders & Hærem, Thorvald (2012)

Economic and social leader-member exchange relationships and follower performance

Leadership Quarterly, 23(5), s. 756- 765. Doi: 10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.12.013

Pentland, Brian; Hærem, Thorvald & Hillison, Derek (2011)

The (N)Ever-Changing World: Stability and Change in Organizational Routines

Organization science (Providence, R.I.), 22(6), s. 1369- 1383. Doi: 10.1287/orsc.1110.0624

This paper uses data on invoice processing in four organizations to distinguish empirically between two competing theories of organizational routines. One theory predicts that routines should generate patterns of action that are few in number and stable over time, and that atypical patterns of action are driven primarily by exceptional inputs. The competing theory predicts the opposite. By modeling the routines as networks of action and using a first-order Markov model to test for stationarity, we find support for the competing theory. The routines generated hundreds of unique patterns that changed significantly during a five-month period without any apparent external intervention. Changes did not appear to reflect improved performance or learning. Furthermore, we found that exogenous factors (such as large invoices from unusual vendors) are not associated with atypical patterns of action, but endogenous factors (such as the experience of the participants) are. We also found that increased automation can increase variation under some circumstances. These findings offer empirical support for endogenous change in organizational routines and underscore the importance of the sociomaterial context in understanding stability and change.

Bakken, Bjørn T. & Hærem, Thorvald (2011)

Intuition in crisis management: the secret weapon of successful decision makers?

Sinclair, Marta (red.). Handbook of Intuition Reserach

Hærem, Thorvald; Kuvaas, Bård, Bakken, Bjørn T. & Karlsen, Tone (2011)

Do military decision makers behave as predicted by prospect theory?

Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 24, s. 482- 497. Doi: 10.1002/bdm.704

Rau, Devaki & Hærem, Thorvald (2010)

Applying an organizational learning perspective to new technology deployment by technological gatekeepers: A theoretical model and key issues for future research

Information Systems Frontiers, 12(3), s. 287- 297. Doi: 10.1007/s10796-009-9194-8

Pentland, Brian T.; Hærem, Thorvald & Hillison, Derek W. (2010)

Comparing Organizational Routines as Recurrent Patterns of Action

Organization Studies, 31(7), s. 917- 940. Doi: 10.1177/0170840610373200

Pentland, Brian T.; Hærem, Thorvald & Hillison, Derek W. (2009)

Using workflow data to explore the structure of an organizational routine

Becker, Markus C. & Lazaric, Nathalie (red.). Organizational routines : advancing empirical research

Larsson, Gerry; Hærem, Thorvald, Sjöberg, Misa, Alvinius, Aida & Bakken, Bjørn (2007)

Indirect leadership under severe stress: a qualitative inquiry into the 2004 Kosovo riots

International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 15(1), s. 23- 34.

Hærem, Thorvald & Rau, D. (2007)

The Influence Of Degree Of Expertise And Objective Task Complexity On Perceived Task Complexity And Performance

Journal of Applied Psychology, 92(5), s. 1320- 1331.

Martinsen, Øyvind L. & Hærem, Thorvald (2017)

Seng-buss-bad-fenomenet

Dagens næringsliv [Kronikk]

Hærem, Thorvald (2017)

Når punktligheten taper

Dagens næringsliv [Kronikk]

Rogndal, Johanne & Hærem, Thorvald (2016)

En banebrytende forskningslab kan løse fremtidens konflikter

Psykologisk.no [Internett]

Hærem, Thorvald & Arnulf, Jan Ketil (2013)

Ledelse, kultur og krisehåndtering

Ytring : NRK [Kronikk]

Hærem, Thorvald (2012)

Gå eller stå i jobben?

e24 (internett) [Kronikk]

Hærem, Thorvald & Bakken, Bjørn, T. (2011)

Sentral Kontrollsvikt

Dagens næringsliv [Kronikk]

Hærem, Thorvald (1)

Forbredt på det uventede

Kapital [Kronikk]

Akinci, Cinla; Bakken, Bjørn T., Bas, Alina, Bazin, Yoann, Cabantous, Laure, Gibb, Jenny, Hærem, Thorvald, Meland, Nils Tore, Sadler-Smith, Eugene, Sinclair, Marta, Sinha, Paresha & Wang, Mingyang (2017)

Intuition in Organizations: Integration of Intuition and Analysis

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

Hansson, Mathias; Pentland, Brian T. & Hærem, Thorvald (2017)

Identifying Mid-Range Patterns of Action: Tools for the Analysis of Organizational Routines

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management.

Bakken, Bjørn T.; Hansson, Mathias & Hærem, Thorvald (2016)

Interaction Effects of Intuitive and Analytic Cognitive Styles on Decision Making Performance

[Academic lecture]. DRAWKCAB KNIHT: Reflection and learning in organizations.

Kost, Dominique; Hærem, Thorvald & Pentland, Brian T. (2015)

Leveraging TMS for performance in virtual teams: TMS and coordination routines.

[Academic lecture]. Frontiers in Managerial and Organizational Cognition.

Kost, Dominique; Hærem, Thorvald, Arnulf, Jan Ketil, Andersen, Svein S & Valaker, Sigmund (2015)

Emerging Transactive Memory System Structure in Virtual Teams: A Qualitative Analysis

[Academic lecture]. Frontiers in Managerial and Organizational Cognition.

Hærem, Thorvald; Bakken, Bjørn T. & Adavikolanu, Avinash Venkata (2015)

Intuitive and analytic cognititive styles and learning in crisis management: does the training method matter?

[Academic lecture]. The 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Symposium tittel: Institution and learning

Hærem, Thorvald (2014)

Kunnskapsbaserte kortslutninger

[Popular scientific article]. e24 (internett)

Pentland, Brian T.; Hærem, Thorvald & Khaledi, H (2014)

Using Action Networks to Detect Change in Repetitive Patterns of Action

[Academic lecture]. ICIS.

Valaker, Sigmund; Hærem, Thorvald & Kost, Domninique (2014)

Media richness and accuracy of understanding: Moderating Role of Perceived Mutual Understanding

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

Valaker, Sigmund; Hærem, Thorvald & Bakken, Bjørn T. (2014)

Media Richness, Contextualization and Team Performance: The Moderating Role of Overconfidence

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

Hærem, Thorvald; Valaker, Sigmund & Dysvik, Anders (2014)

Kommunikasjon i organisasjonsteoretisk perspektiv

Brønn, Peggy Simcic & Arnulf, Jan Ketil (red.). Kommunikasjon for ledere og organisasjoner

Hærem, Thorvald (2013)

Læringsdørvaktene bestemmer; Problemer med IKT har skapt en helt ny type ansatt som sitter på makten

[Popular scientific article]. e24 (internett)

Arnulf, Jan Ketil; Mathisen, John Erik & Hærem, Thorvald (2010)

Is firing a football coach the wrong treatment? Rationality, decision making and noise-signal ratio

[Academic lecture]. 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.

Hærem, Thorvald & Bakken, Bjørn T. (2010)

Cognitive Styles in Decision Making: Comparing Unitary and Dual-System Approaches to Predict Performance in Simulated Crisis Management Tasks

[Academic lecture]. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Hærem, Thorvald & Rau, D. (2009)

The Role of Gatekeeper Expertise and Cognition in the Design of Routines: A conceptual Model

[Academic lecture]. 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

Hærem, Thorvald; Rau, D. & Fredericks, E.D (2008)

US and Norwegian Comparison of the Influence of Senior Manager Characteristics on New Product Development

[Academic lecture]. IAMB San Diego 2008 Conference.

Hærem, Thorvald; Bakken, Tore & Rau, Devaki (2008)

Decision Making under Time Pressure: The Influence of Cognitive Style and Expertise on Performance

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Meeting.

Akademisk grad
År Akademisk institusjon Grad
2003 Copenhagen Business School Ph.D.
1997 Norwegian University of Science and Technology Master Cand. Polit.
1993 University of Bergen Master of Arts
2003 Copenhagen Business School Ph.D.
1997 Norwegian University of Science and Technology Master Cand. Polit.
1993 University of Bergen Master of Arts
Arbeidserfaring
År Arbeidsgiver Tittel
2003 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
2008 - 2009 University of California, Irvine Visiting Scholar
2008 - 2009 Paul Merage School of Business Associate professor
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