In general, my research is focused on studying how to create conditions for learning and development in organisations. I am particularly interested in different types of human resource management and human resource development issues such as what managers, leaders and HR specialists do in their daily work to promote employee learning and development. I have also studied different types of factors that enable, but sometimes also hinder this work. Theoretically, I draw on theories and models from different fields, such as workplace learning, leadership, HRM, HRD, and organisational theory.
An important part of my work is the collaboration with the surrounding community. I, therefore, conduct my research based on a so-called interactive research approach, which emphasises knowledge creation through an egalitarian cooperation between researchers and practitioners with a focus on common problems or research objects. Today I am co-director and research leader at the HELIX Competence Center, which is a partnership for interactive work life research.