Jens RennstamSenior Lecturer, Docent, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Business Administration


  • organizational control, diversity management, branding


My research interests include organizational control, particularly in knowledge-intensive contexts, materiality in organizations, practice theory, gender and sexuality in organizations, branding, qualitative methods, and educational politics. 


My main area of teaching is organization theory, with particular emphasis on organizational control, human resource management, diversity management, organizational culture and qualitative methods. I am the course coordinator of a master's course in Strategic Human Resource Management, a PhD-course called "Theory course in business adminstration," and a PhD-course named "Qualitative Data Analysis and Theorization."


My research has been published in variuos academic outlets, such as Gender, Work & Organization, Human Relations, Organization Studies and Scandinavian Journal of Management. I am also reaching out to a more general audience through teaching. I have taught management for police officers on the national leadership program of the Swedish police. I have also been involved in management education for the Danish police, taught on a managment program for Swedish public servants, on variuos executive education programs, as well as on a business program for newly arrived academic immigrants. 

Recent research outputs

Jon Bertilsson & Jens Rennstam 2018 Mar 1 In : Organization. 25, 2, p. 260-281 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jens Rennstam & Sullivan, K. 2018 In : Gender, Work and Organization. 25, 2, p. 177-194 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jens Rennstam 2017 The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. Scott, C. R., Lewis, L., Barker, J. R., Keyton, J., Kuhn, T. & Turner, P. K. (eds.). John Wiley and Sons Inc., 22 p. (The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

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