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Christian Wittrock

Christian Wittrock


I study the intra- and inter organizational diffusion of innovations in and across multiple settings. Current projects consider the fields of management ideas, health care, education, and responsible research and innovation. Drawing from a multidisciplinary background, lenses applied are often neo-institutional theory, translation theory and practice variation. I also consider classic psychosocial work environment measures in the context of organizational change and implementation processes. Additionally, I do research in the fields of coaching and mentoring.

I worked a decade each in business and in management consultancy respectively, giving me encompassing knowledge on the workings of organizations, as well as a hands-on perspective on organizational change and development. I am an experienced process consultant, with a proven record of accomplishment with top-tier companies as well as public organizations. Additionally, I am an experienced project manager.

Research projects

Scientific publications

Svare, Helge ; Johnsen, Åge ; Wittrock, Christian (2023). Does trust-based management reform enhance employee-driven innovation? Evidence from a Scandinavian capital. Nordic Journal of Innovation in the Public Sector. Vol. 2.

Johnsen, Åge ; Svare, Helge ; Wittrock, Christian (2022). Tillitsbasert styring og ledelse i offentlig sektor i Norge: Mye hørt men lite sett?. 28 p. Nordisk Administrativt Tidsskrift. Vol. 99.

Forsberg, Ellen-Marie; Wittrock, Christian (2022). The potential for learning from good RRI practices and implications for the usefulness of RRI as an umbrella concept. 26 p. Learning Organization.

Wittrock, Christian ; Skaug, Marte; Ribu, Lis (2021). Implementing assisted living technologies under resource constraints: Which frameworks help?. Bitran, Iain; Conn, Steffen; Huizingh, K.R.E.; Torkkeli, Marko (Ed.). Proceedings on the 2021 ISPIM innovation conference : Innovating our common future. ISPIM Lappeenranta University of Technology Press.

Wittrock, Christian ; Forsberg, Ellen-Marie; Pols, Auke; Macnaghten, Philip; Ludwig, David (2020). Implementing Responsible Research and Innovation. ISBN: 978-3-030-57850-3. 131 p. Springer.

Wittrock, Christian ; Forsberg, Ellen-Marie (2020). Using Indicators to further Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)?. Bitrain, Iain; Conn, Steffen; Gernreich, Chris; Heber, Michelle; Huizingh, K.R.E.; Kokshagina, Olga (Ed.). Proceedings of the 2020 ISPIM Innovation Conference (Virtual) Event : Innovating in Times of Crisis. ISPIM Lappeenranta University of Technology Press.

Strang, David; Wittrock, Christian (2019). Methods for the Study of Management Ideas. Sturdy, Andrew; Heusinkveld, Stefan; Reay, Trish; Strang, David (Ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Management Ideas. p. 86-103. Oxford University Press.

Saltkjel, Therese ; Tøge, Anne Grete ; Malmberg-Heimonen, Ira ; Borg, Elin ; Lyng, Selma Therese ; Wittrock, Christian ; Pålshaugen, Øyvind ; Fossestøl, Knut ; Christensen, Hanne; Lund, Torbjørn (2018). Research protocol: A cluster-randomised study evaluating the effects of a model for improving inter-professional collaboration in Norwegian primary schools. International Journal of Educational Research. Vol. 91.

Wittrock, Christian (2015). Reembedding Lean: The Japanese Cultural and Religious Context of a World Changing Management Concept. International Journal of Sociology. Vol. 45.

Poulsen, Kirsten M.; Wittrock, Christian (2012). Mentorprogrammer i virksomheder og organisationer. ISBN: 9788757418378. 478 p. Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag (DJØF).

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete