Nadja Sörgärde

Senior Lecturer, ,

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Business Administration


  • organisational change, culture, identity, ethnography


My research is mainly focused on change processes in various types of organizations. I have studied organizational change processes in an IT-company and a non-profit organization. Both studies are interpretative and ethnographic oriented. The primary focus is on social processes following various change attempts. My aim is to contribute to a more nuanced understanding of change processes that goes beyond the commonly used concept “resistance to change”. The understandings of the organizational members are in center, particularly their understanding of themselves (identity) and their work, and processes in which these understandings are reproduced. 


I have extensive teachning experience in organisation and management studies at various levels (undergraduate and master), in particular within fields as change management, leadership, culture, identity and qualitative method. In addition, I have supervised and examined numerous bachelor and master theses. I have been nominated to pedagogical awards by my students.

Recent research outputs

Stefan Sveningsson & Nadja Sörgärde, 2015, Studentlitteratur AB. 240 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Stefan Sveningsson & Nadja Sörgärde, 2013, Management : an advanced introduction. Strannegård, L. & Styhre, A. (eds.). Studentlitteratur AB, p. 57-74

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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