Organizing and Leadership Research Group

Professor Edward Deci
Professor Edward Deci at the 2016 Motivation Conferense.

Organizing and leadership is a research area and a teaching subject that represents the glue in a Business School portfolio.

The research group on Organizing and leadership approaches the field from a multitude of positions and theoretical bases. The researchers in this group have an interest and research agenda with focus on leadership and organizational issues in common, but vary in their view on research and in their ontological and epistemological stance. This contributes to create an exciting and multidisciplinary research environment which does this broad field justice.

‘Organizing and leadership’ is taught on all levels of the Business School. The teaching is research based and the group members contribute to this research.
The fields represented in the research group are:  

  • Economics and management
  • Emergency and crisis management
  • HR and HR analytics
  • Innovation management
  • Knowledge management
  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Organizational behaviour
  • Organizational learning
  • Political science
  • Project and event management
  • Quality and Industrial management
  • Regional innovation and development
  • Strategic management


Externally funded research projects our group is involved with includes:

The Motivation Conference

The Conference on Motivation is an annual conference with invited international and national researchers within the field of motivation based on Self-Determination Theory.