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Jon Aarum Andersen

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Jon Aarum Andersen

About Jon Aarum Andersen

Professor Jon Aarum Andersen holds two Master Degrees (Master of Business Administration and Master of Social Science) from Norway. He is Doctor of Economics (Ph.D.) from Lund University, Sweden. Dr. Andersen has written 13 university level textbooks and has more than 40 international research journal publications. Professor Andersen is visiting professor at Ljubljana University, Slovenia. He is now affiliated to Örebro University School of Business, Örebro University, Sweden.

Biography and Research publications


Articles in journals |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, monographs | 

Articles in journals

Andersen, J. A. (2020). A rejoinder on managerial discretion: Andersen (2017) vs Haj Youssef and Teng (2019). Corporate Governance : The International Journal of Effective Board Performance, 20 (2), 193-200.
Andersen, J. A. (2019). On “followers” and the inability to define. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 40 (2), 274-284.
Andersen, J. A. (2019). Owners vs executives and decisions vs control. Corporate Governance : The International Journal of Effective Board Performance, 19 (3), 458-470.
Andersen, J. A. (2019). Trust in Managers Revisited: Antecedents, Mediating Factors, and Consequences. Dynamic relationships management journal, 8 (2), 65-73.
Andersen, J. A. (2018). Servant leadership and transformational leadership: from comparisons to farewells. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 39 (6), 762-774.
Andersen, J. A. (2017). Leadership research and the oldest crime. Dynamic relationships management journal, 6 (1), 3-14.
Andersen, J. A. (2017). The concept of managerial discretion in corporate governance - better off without it?. Corporate Governance : The International Journal of Effective Board Performance, 17 (3), 574-587.
Andersen, J. A. (2016). An old man and the 'Sea of Leadership'. Journal of Leadership Studies, 9 (4), 70-81.
Andersen, J. A. (2016). It all starts with the goal. Dynamic relationships management journal, 5 (1), 21-34.
Andersen, J. A. (2016). Leadership scholarship: all bridges have been burned. Leadership and the humanities, 4 (2), 108-125.
Andersen, J. A. (2015). How organisation theory supports corporate governance scholarship. Corporate Governance : The International Journal of Effective Board Performance, 15 (4), 530-545.
Andersen, J. A. (2014). Ladies and gentlemen: leadership has left the building. Leadership and the humanities, 2 (2), 94-107.
Andersen, J. A. (2014). Organisational learning: Theoretical shortcomings and practical challenges. Dynamic relationships management journal, 3 (1), 31-42.
Andersen, J. A. & Vanebo, J. O. (2014). Principles of public management in Scandinavian countries: A theoretical assessment. International Public Administration Review, 12 (1), 9-22.
Andersen, J. A. (2013). Leadership research: Where irrelevance prevails. Dynamic relationships management journal, 2 (2), 3-14.
Andersen, J. A. (2012). Seven pitfalls in organisation literature. Dynamic relationships management journal, 1 (1), 48-59.
Andersen, J. A. & Kovac, J. (2012). Why European subordinates trust their managers. Organizacija, 45 (6), 300-309.
Andersen, J. A. (2011). A new sports manager does not make a better team. International journal of sports science & coaching, 6 (1), 167-178.
Andersen, J. A. & Hansson, P. (2011). At the end of the road?: On differences between women and men in leadership behavior. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 32 (5), 328-341.
Smith, P. B. , Peterson, M. F. , Thomason, S. J. , Andersen, J. A. & The Event Management Research Meaning Group, G. a. (2011). National Culture as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Managers' Use of Guidance Sources and How Well Work Events Are Handled. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42 (6), 1101-1121.
Andersen, J. A. (2010). Assessing Public Managers' Change-Oriented Behavior: Are Private Managers Caught in the Doldrums?. International Journal of Public Administration, 33 (6), 335-345.
Andersen, J. A. (2010). Public versus Private Managers: How Public and Private Managers Differ in Leadership Behavior. PAR. Public Administration Review, 70 (1), 131-141.
Andersen, J. A. (2009). When the servant-leader comes knocking …. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 30 (1), 4-15.
Andersen, J. A. (2009). Your favourite manager is an organisational disaster. European Business Review, 21 (1), 5-16.
Andersen, J. A. (2008). An organization called Harry. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 21 (2), 174-187.
Hansson, P. & Andersen, J. A. (2008). Vicars as Managers Revisited: A Comparative Study. Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, 21 (1), 91-111.
Hansson, P. & Andersen, J. A. (2007). The Swedish Principal: Leadership Style, Decision-Making Style and Motivation Profile. International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, 11 (8).
Andersen, J. A. & Jonsson, P. (2006). Does organization structure matter?: On the relationship between the structure, functioning and effectiveness. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (IJITM), 3 (3), 237-263.
Andersen, J. A. (2006). Leadership, personality and effectiveness. The Journal of Socio-Economics, 35 (6), 1078-1091.
Smith, P. B. , Peterson, M. P. , Ahmad, A. H. , Akande, D. , Andersen, J. A. , Ayestaran, S. , Bellotto, M. , Bochner, S. & et al. (2005). Demographic Effects on the Use of Vertical Sources of Guidance by Managers in Widely Differing Cultural Contexts. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 5 (1), 5-26.
Andersen, J. A. (2005). Trust in managers: a study of why Swedish subordinates trust their managers. Business Ethics. A European Review, 14 (4), 392-404.
Andersen, J. A. (2004). Vicars vs. Managers: Do Vicars Differ From Managers In Terms of Leadership Behaviour?. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 1 (2), 201-223.
Smith, P. B. , Andersen, J. A. , Ekelund, B. , Graversen, G. & Ropo, A. (2003). In search of Nordic management styles. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 19 (4), 491-507.
Smith, P. B. , Peterson, M. F. , Schwartz, S. H. , Ahmad, A. H. , Akande, D. , Andersen, J. A. , Ayestaran, S. , Bochner, S. & et al. (2002). Cultural values, sources of guidance, and their relevance to managerial behavior - A 47-nation study. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 33 (2), 188-208.
Andersen, J. A. (2002). Organizational Design: Two Lessons to Learn Before Reorganizing. International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, 5 (3-4), 343-358.
Hansson, P. & Andersen, J. A. (2001). The Swedish Vicar and Change: A Problematic Mismatch. Journal of empirical theology, 14 (1), 43-56.
Andersen, J. A. (2000). Intuition in managers: Are intuitive managers more effective?. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 15 (1), 46-63.
Andersen, J. A. (2000). The Weight of History: An Exploration of Resistance to Change in Vicars/Managers. Creativity and Innovation Management, 9 (3), 147-155.

Chapters in books

Andersen, J. A. (2013). Managerial Grid. In: Encyclopedia of Management Theory (pp. 474-475). . Sage Publications.
Andersen, J. A. (2008). Leadership style. In: Marturango, A. & Gosling, J., Leadership: The Key Concepts. . Routledge.
Andersen, J. A. (2008). Trust in leadership. In: Marturango, A. & Gosling, J., Leadership: The Key Concepts. . Routledge.
Andersen, J. A. (2006). Kyrkoherden - församlingens ledare och chef. In: Bexell, P, Församling - Här! Nu!: ett arbetsmaterial för församlingarnas självreflektion från präst- och diakonmötet i Växjö 2005 (pp. 267-272). Växjö: Växjö stift.
Andersen, J. A. (2006). Ny tränare - bättre lag?. In: Fahlström, PG; Forslund, M; Stark, F, Inkast: idrottsforskning vid Växjö universitet. Växjö: Växjö University Press.
Andersen, J. A. (2000). Leadership and Leadership Research. In: S. B. Dahiya, The current state of business disciplines: Volume 5. Management II (pp. 2267-2287). New Delhi: Spellbound Publications.
Andersen, J. A. (1993). Ledarskap. In: Nationalencyklopedin (pp. 185-185). Höganäs: Förlaget Bra Böcker.

Conference papers

Andersen, J. A. (2012). Reintroducing the Owner: On Corporate Governance, Goals, Organisation and Leadership Theories. In: Politis, J, Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance. Paper presented at 8th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance (ECMLG 2012), Neapolis University Pafos, Pafos, Cyprus, November 8-9, 2012 (pp. 1-7). Academic Conferences Limited.
Andersen, J. A. (2006). Barking up the wrong tree: On the fallacy of the transformational leadership theory. Paper presented at 5th International Studying Leadership Conference, Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK, December 14-15, 2006.
Andersen, J. A. (2006). Your favourite manager is an organisational disaster. Paper presented at British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Belfast, UK, September 13-15, 2006.
Hansson, P. & Andersen, J. A. (2004). The Swedish Principal – Leadership Style, Decision-Making Style and Motivation Profile. Paper presented at The Annual Meeting of ENIRDEM 2004 (European Network for Improving Research and Development in Educational Management) Helsinki, Finland, September 23-26, 2004.
Hansson, P. & Andersen, J. A. (2000). The Swedish Vicar: A Leader for a Church in Transition?. Paper presented at The 62nd Annual Meeting of The Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR), Washington, DC, USA, August 11-13, 2000.
Andersen, J. A. (1999). Are power motivated leaders more effective?: A review of McClelland’s theory. Paper presented at 5th Annual International Conference on Advances in Management, Lincoln, England, July 8-11, 1998 (pp. 41-59). Greenwich: JAI Press Ltd.

Doctoral theses, monographs

Andersen, J. A. (1994). Ledelse og effektivitet: Teori og prøving. (Doctoral dissertation). Lund, Sweden: Lund University Press.