Following you will find a list of recent publications, conference publications, book chapters etc.


Fernandez, V., Giordano, Y & Hällgren, M. (2023). Actualizing novel trajectories: chronological and kairotic improvisations. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.

Wright, A., Kent, D. Hällgren, M. & Rouleau, L. (2023). Theorizing as mode of engagement in and through extreme contexts research. Organization Theory

Løland, S., Nordbø-Søreide, M., Hetland, A., & Hällgren, M. (2023). Updating in the mountains: A sensemaking perspective on ski guiding. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism.

Pearson, C., Naderpajouh, N., & Hällgren, M. (2023). Cultivating crisis research in project studies: Insights from management and organisation studies by Christine Pearson. International Journal of Project Management, 41(4).

Hällgren, Markus, Oscar Rantatalo, & Lindberg, Ola (2023). ”At the interface of extreme contexts and Strategy as Practice”. The Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice. Eds Golsorkhi, D, Rouleau, L, Seidl, D & Vaara, E.


Løland, S., & Hällgren, M. (2022). ‘Where to ski?’: an ethnography of how guides make sense while planning. Leisure Studies, 1-17.

Hällgren, Markus & Söderholm, Anders (2022), “Projects-as-Practice: Taking stock and moving on”. IN Graham Winch, Maude Brunet, & Dongping Cao (eds) (2022) Research Handbook on Complex Project Organizing. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar


Holmström, J. & Hällgren, M. (2021) AI management beyond the hype: exploring the co‐constitution of AI and organizational context. AI & Society

Rouleau, L., Hällgren, M., & de Rond, M. (2021). Covid‐19 and Our Understanding of Risk, Emergencies, and Crises. Journal of Management Studies, 58(1), 243-246.

Rantatalo, O, Lindberg, O & Hällgren, M. (2021) Criminal investigation in rural areas: How police detectives manage remoteness and resource scarcity. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

Hällgren, M, Lindberg, O, Rantatalo, O. (2021) Sensemaking in detective work: The social nature of crime investigation. International Journal of Police Science and Management.


The dark side of group behavior: Zombie apocalypse lessons. Academy of Management Perspectives, 34(4), 434-457.

Hällgren, Markus & Söderholm, Anders (2020), “Om verkligheten och verktyg för bättre vetande”. Om undran inför företagsekonomin.

Hällgren, Markus (2020), ”Doing things differently: Turning the academic game upside down” In Hernaus, T & Cerne, M. (eds), Becoming an Organizational Scholar: Navigating the Academic Odyssey. Edgar Elgar.


Lenfle, S, Midler, C & Hällgren, M (2019) Exploratory Projects: From Strangeness to Theory. Project Management Journal, 50(5), 519-523

Buchanan, D. A., & Hällgren, M. (2019). Surviving a zombie apocalypse: Leadership configurations in extreme contexts.Management Learning, 50(2), 152–170.


Nylén, U (2018) “Multi-professional teamwork in human services: The mutual shaping of professional identity and team activities”, Journal of Health Organization and Management, Vol. 32 Issue: 5, pp.741-759

Hällgren, Markus & Rouleau, Linda (2018) Researching Risk, Emergency and Crisis: Taking Stock of Research Methods on Extreme Contexts and Moving Forward IN The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis, and Emergency Management. Gephart, R, Miller, C & Svedberg Helgesson, K (Eds).

Rantatalo, Oscar & Lindberg, Ola (2018) Liminal practice and reflection in professional education: police education and medical education, Studies in Continuing Education. Forthcoming

Lindberg, Ola, Kihlberg, Robert, Rantatalo, Oscar & Hällgren, Markus. (2018) Negotiations and research bargains: Bending professional norms in the effort to gain field access” International Journal of Qualitative Methods. In press.

Hällgren, M., Rouleau, L., & De Rond, M. 2018. A matter of life or death: How extreme context research matters for management and organization studies. Academy of Management Annals, In press.

Lindberg, O., Rantatalo, O., & Hällgren, M. (2018) Negotiations and research bargains: Bending professional norms in the effort to gain field access. International Journal of Qualitative Methods In Press.

Svensson, M & Hällgren, M. (2018) Sensemaking in sensory deprived settings: The role of non-verbal auditory cues in emergency assessment. European management journal. In press.

Jacobsson, Mattias and Hällgren, Markus (2018), “Using retrospective data to study extreme contexts: The case of Impromptu teams” In: Figiel, Kasia (Ed), SAGE Research Methods Cases – Business & Management. SAGE publications Inc.


Lindberg, O., Rantatalo, O., & Hällgren, M. (2017). Making sense through false syntheses: Working with paradoxes in the reorganization of the Swedish police. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 33(3): 175-184.

Lindberg, O, Rantatalo, O. & Stenling, C. (2017) Police bodies and police minds: Professional learning through bodily practices of sport participation. Studies in Continuing Education. In press.

Kutch, E, Turner, N, Denyer, D & Hällgren, M. (2017) “A case of dying leadership: Examining the K2 disaster of 2008”. Academy of Management Annual conference. Atlanta, USA.

Buchanan, D. & Hällgren, M. (2017) “Surviving a zombie apocalypse: Leadership configurations in extreme contexts” EGOS, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Hällgren, M. (2016). Project Management in Extreme Situations: Lessons from Polar Expeditions, Military and Rescue Operations, and Wilderness Exploration (Leading Works from the French School of Management). Taylor & Francis, New York. USA.

Rantatalo, O., Stenling, C., & Lindberg, O. (2016, september). Police bodies and police minds: Occupational socialisation through sport. Paper presented at the 8th Triennial European Research Conference of the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA). Maynooth, Ireland.

Kihlberg, R., Rantatalo, O., Lindberg, O., & Hällgren, M. ”Giving sense to reform: The workings of power in the change of the Swedish police”.(2016) 6:e Nordiska polisforskningskonferensen. Oslo, Norway.

Kutsch E & Turner E (2016) The Fall of France 1940: The role of mindful leadership, Project Manager Today (January/February) 14-17.

Jacobsson, M. & Hällgren, M. (2016) Impromptu Teams in a Temporary Organization: On their Nature and Role. International Journal of Project Management. 34(4), 584-596

Rosales – Orquera, V. & Hällgren, M. (2016) “(Dis)connecting people: The role of artefacts in routine connections”. ASAC, Toronto, Canada.

Kutsch, E, Hällgren, M & Turner, N. (2016) The internalization of Attention at 28,000 Feet: Revisiting the K2 2008 Disaster. In Bodea C-N, Purnus, A, Huemann, M. & Hajdu, M. (Eds.) Managing Project
Risks for Competitive Advantage in Changing Business Environments. Business Science Reference, Hershey, PA, USA.


Kutsch E, Hall M & Turner N (2015) Project Resilience – The art of noticing, interpreting, preparing, containing and recovering. Farnham: Gower.

Gallagher P, Kutsch E & Turner N (2015) The diversity of routines: Towards resilient performance in defence projects. In: EGOS – European Group for Organizational Studies 2015, Athens.

Kutsch E & Turner N (2015) The internalization of mindfulness at 28,000 feet: Revisiting the K2 2008 disaster. In: EGOS – European Group for Organizational Studies 2015, Athens.

Hällgren, M. (2015) “Battling boredom: On the formation and use of organizational routines”. EGOS, Athens, Greece.

Biedenbach, T, Svensson, M. & Hällgren, M. (2015) ”Blissful ignorance:
The transfer of responsibility in response to lack of competence”, Seventh International Symposium on Process Organization Studies, Kos, Greece.

Rosales, V. & Hällgren, M. (2015) ”Socio-materiality gone wild: A case of routine inertia in the ER: The underestimation of materiality: A case of failed routine implementation. EGOS, Athens, Greece.

Elsbach, K. and Hällgren, M. (2015). How temporary organizations promote dysfunctional goal pursuit: The case of the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster. Contemporary OB in Action. IN K. Elsbach, C. Kayes, and A. Kayes.

Rosales, V. (2014) “The Interplay between Roles and Routines”. Sixth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies, Rhodes, GreeceThe Interplay between Roles and Routines

Hällgren, M, Lindahl, M & Rehn, A. (2014) “Coopetition Extremis: On Decision-Making and Subconscious Followership”. 6th Workshop on Coopetition Strategy and Practice. Umeå, Sweden.

Biedenbach, T. & Hällgren, M. (2014) “Changing the rules of the game: The interplay between routines and capabilities on an Everest expedition”. Sixth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies, Rhodes, Greece

Hällgren, M. (2014) “The dangers of temporary organizing: The (dis-)organizing features of timespace”. EGOS, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Svensson, M, & Hällgren, M. (2014) “Listen! On audio-based sensemaking in emergency call taking practice. EGOS, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Rosales-Orquera, V, Hällgren, M. & Jacobsson, M. (2014) ”TURF WARS: Understanding Internal Coopetition in the Emergency Department”. 6th Workshop on Coopetition Strategy and Practice. Umeå, Sweden.

Hällgren, M, Lindahl, M & Rehn, A. (2014) “Coopetition Extremis: On Decision-Making and Subconscious Followership”. 6th Workshop on Coopetition Strategy and Practice. Umeå, Sweden.

Kutsch, E & Hällgren, M (2014) “The mindful organisation: A gradual breakdown at 28,000 feet”. British Academy of Management. Dublin, Ireland.

Hällgren, M. ”Projekt är farliga!” (2013) In Thule: Skytteanska Samfundets årsbok 2012.

Hällgren, M., Lindahl, M & Rehn, A. (2013) The Ghosts of Shared Leadership : On Decision-Making and Subconscious Followership in the Death Zone of K2. In Giannantonio, C & Hurley-Hanson, A.E. Extreme Leadership: Leaders, Teams and Situations Outside the Norm. Edward Elgar Publishing

Hällgren, M. Musca, G. & Rouleau, L. (2013) ”The Elusive Goal – Negotiations And Re-Negotiations Of Success And Failure In Temporary Organizations”. 8th Organization Studies Summer Workshop, Mykonos, Greece

Hällgren, M. & Jacobsson, M. (2012)”Commodification in a risky business” Society for Risk Analysis conference, San Francisco.

Kutch, E. & Hall, M. (2012) ”From process-based risk analysis to organizational attention – Learning from Fall of France 1940 and K2 2008”. Society for Risk Analysis conference, San Francisco.

Hällgren, M. (2012) ”Summit fever: The art of Turning around”. Decision Analysis annual conference, San Francisco, USA

Hällgren, M. Sträng, F. (2012), Toppfeber: Om konsten att vända om. Projektvärlden, (1).

Kutsch E, Denyer D, Hall M, Lee-Kelley L (2012) Does risk matter? Disengagement from risk management practices in information systems projects. European Journal of Information Systems, (forthcoming)

Aegerter Alvarez, J. F., Pustina, A. & Hällgren, M. (2011), Escalating commitment in the death zone: New insights from the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. International Journal of Project Management, 29 (8), 971-985.

Ainamo, A., Tienari, J. & Vaara, E. (2006), “Between West and East: A Social History of Business Journalism and Management in Cold War Finland”, Human Relations, 59(5), 611-636

Denyer D, Kutsch E, Lee-Kelley L, Hall M (2011) Exploring reliability in information systems programmes. International Journal of Project Management, 29 (4) 442-454.

Hällgren, M. (2011), Situated teams: Dropping the tools on Everest. IN Lièvre, P. & Aubry, M. (Eds.) Gestion de projet et expéditions polaires: Que pouvons-nous apprendre? Grenoble, France, Presses de l’Université de Grenoble.

Rehn, A. & Lindahl, M. (2011), “Leadership and the “Right to Respect” – On honour and shame in emotionally charged management settings”, European Journal of International Management, 5(1), 62-79

Hällgren, M. (2010), Groupthink in Temporary organizations. International Journal of Project Management in Business, 3 (1), 94-110.

Kutsch E, Hall M (2010) Deliberate ignorance in project risk management. International Journal of Project Management, 28 (3) 245-255.

Gustafsson, C. & Lindahl, M. (2010), Improvisation och Intuition – Ett Emergensteoretiskt perspektiv regler och regelbrott i Industriella Sammanhang (with Gustafson) in Regler (Gustafsson ed) Santerus förlag

Hällgren, M. (2009), Grupptänkande i Temporära Organisationer. Projektvärlden, In press.

Hällgren, M. (2009), Groupthink in the Death Zone: Failure of Temporary Organizations. Euram, Liverpool, UK.

Hällgren, M. (2009), Dropping the tools: Team formation on Everest in 1996. Colloque en gestion de projet 2009, Montreal, Canada.

Hällgren, M. (2007), Beyond the point of no return: On the management of deviations. International Journal of Project Management, 25 (8), 773-780.

Kutsch E, Hall M (2009) The rational choice of not applying project risk management in information technology projects. Project Management Journal, 40 (3) 72-81.

Kutsch E (2008) The effect of intervening conditions on the management of project risk. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 1 (4) 602-610.

Kutsch E, Hall M (2005) Intervening conditions on the management of project risk: Dealing with uncertainty in information technology projects. International Journal of Project Management, 23 (8) 591-599.

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