5.7 million from the VELUX FOUNDATION

Researchers from Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences have received DKK 5.7 million from the VELUX FOUNDATION for a research project that focuses on the phenomenon “distributed management”.

2011.11.01

By Ingrid Fossum

With the financial support from the VELUX FOUNDATION, the researchers are to study the impact of “distributed management” on major organisational changes. When managerial task are distributed among employees, they gain influence at the same time as their resources are utilized more efficiently.

When a company is undergoing changes, the employees may be an important driving force, but, on the other hand, they may also cause friction in the change process. In continuation of this, the project is going to investigate whether there is a connection between different management styles and employee involvement, and the impact that this has on the motivation and participation of managers and employees in restructuring and change processes.

The project has a joint management team consisting of the three professors John Parm Ulhøi from the Department of Business Administration, Thomas Pallesen from the Department of Political Science and Government and Hans Jeppe Jeppesen from the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences. Hans Jeppe Jeppesen is also the project coordinator.

The study will be carried out as a long interdisciplinary field study within the hospital area. The results are expected to be of importance to the preparation and implementation of large organisational changes and to the development of new management initiatives.

Contact:

Hans Jeppe Jeppesen, Professor
Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Business and Social Sciences
Aarhus University
E-mail: jeppe@psy.au.dk
Web: au.dk/jeppe@psy
Tel.: +45 8942 4987
Mobile: +45 28 99 22 98

Thomas Pallesen, Professor and Head of Department
Department of Political Science and Government, Business and Social Sciences
Aarhus University
E-mail: pallesen@ps.au.dk
Web: au.dk/pallesen@ps
Tel.: +45 8942 1314

John Parm Ulhøi, Professor
Department of Business Administration, Business and Social Sciences
Aarhus University
E-mail: jpu@asb.dk
Web: au.dk/jpu@asb
Tel.: +45 8948 6459
Mobile: +45 26 18 83 29

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