Silje Rydland Skaar

PhD Candidate

Phone:            +47 99 23 15 92
Academic title: Master of Science


Research interests: 

  • Organizational and strategic change
  • Change implementation dynamics
  • Middle and first-line managers' role and responses to change
  • Identity, narrative and sensemaking


  • Skaar, S. R. (2020) Someone to Lean On: First-Line Managers' Change Agency Across Distance, Beta, Universitetsforlaget, vol. 1, p. 43-67.

Work in progress (invited revisions):

  • Skaar, S. R. and Stensaker, I. G. Middle Management's Boundary Work in the Context of Change and New Role Expections

Conference papers and presentations:

  • Skaar, S. R. and Stensaker, I. G. (2019) Narratives of Change Implementation: The Making and Breaking of Boundaries, paper accepted for presentation at Academy of Management 79 th Annual Conference, 9.-13. August 2019.
  • Skaar, S. R. (2019) Presenting and Participating at Doctoral Colloquium in the Organizational Development and Change (ODC) division, Academy of Management 79th Annual Conference, 9.-13. august 2019.
  • Skaar, S. R. (2017) Someone to Lean on: How First-Line Managers Mobilize Vertical and Horizontal Support to Implement Strategic Change, paper accepted for presentation at NFF Nordic Academy of Management Conference, 23.-25. August 2017
  • Skaar, S. R. (2017) Challenges and Contributions of First Line Managers as Change Agents, paper accepted for presentation at FIBE Conference, 5.-6. January 2017.
  • Skaar, S. R. (2016) PhD Research Proposal, FIBE Doctoral Colloquium, 7.-8. January 2016.

Research project affiliations:

  • FOCUS project, SNF/NHH (2014-2018)
  • ACTION project, SNF/NHH (2015-2018)
  • RaCE project, NHH (2019-)