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Description of research and teaching

Beata Segercrantz Ph.D. (Management and organization, Hanken School of Economics) is University Lecturer in social psychology at the Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki. Her current research contributes to critical studies of innovation and project work. She is in particular interested in how innovation is discursively constructed in management research, in EU social innovation policy and during technology implementation projects in care work. Her analyses focus mainly on (un)desirable effects of innovation, subjectivity, identity, interpersonal relations and power relations from a discursive perspective. Her work has been has been published as book chapters and in international journals. She is co-editor of the book “Challenging the innovation paradigm”.

Education/Academic qualification

Management and Organization, Ph.D., Hanken School of Economics

1 Oct 200121 Jun 2011


  • 5144 Social psychology
  • organizational psychology
  • innovation
  • organizational change
  • subjectivity
  • identity
  • discourse analysis
  • health care
  • gender

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2002 2019

Professionella identiteter i projektifierade miljöer: Exemplet teknologi i äldreomsorg

Segercrantz, B. U. & Forss, M., 2019, Innovation och projektifiering : Att styra och leda handlingskapaciteten i moderna offentliga organisationer. Godenhjelm, S., Sjöblom, S. & Jensen, C. (eds.). Nordic Academic Press, p. 185-212 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Technology Implementation in Elderly Care:Subject Positioning in Times of Transformation

Segercrantz, B. U. & Forss, M., 2019, In : Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

A critical reading of the European Union’s social innovation policy discourse: (Re)legitimizing neoliberalism

Fougére, M., Segercrantz, B. U. & Seeck, H., 2017, In : Organization. 24, 6, p. 819-843 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

A discourse analysis of innovation in academic management literature

Segercrantz, B. U., Sveiby, K-E. & Berglund, K., 2017, Critical studies of innovation: Alternative approaches to the pro-innovation bias. Godin, B. & Vinck, D. (eds.). First ed. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Edgar, p. 276-295 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

The academic discourse of innovation and the self-reinforcing circle: A research framework

Segercrantz, B. U., Sveiby, K-E. & Berglund, K., 2016, p. 1-29. 29 p.

Research output: Conference materialsAbstractResearch

Activities 2002 2019

Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal (Journal)

Beata Segercrantz (Editor)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

Jean Helms Mills

Beata Segercrantz (Host)
2 Feb 201917 Feb 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Folkhälsan, projektet Resan till Digitalien (External organisation)

Beata Segercrantz (Board member)
2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role of body in private company/organisation

On teaching power relations and intersectionality

Beata Segercrantz (Speaker)
24 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Att främja innovation och förändring: projektdrivna innovationer i nordisk förvaltning (Inno-Nord)Projektmöte III, Köpenhamn

Beata Segercrantz (Attendee)
14 Aug 201815 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars