• A theory framework for balancing vertical and horizontal leadership in projects 

      Müller, Ralf; Sankaran, Shankar; Drouin, Nathalie; Vaagaasar, Anne Live; Bekker, Michiel C.; Jain, Karuna (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      This paper develops a framework for understanding the interaction between person-centered leadership by project managers (a.k.a. vertical leadership (VLS)) and team-centered leadership by individuals in the project team ...
    • Assignment of project team members to projects: Project managers’ influence strategies in practice 

      Sankaran, Shankar; Vaagaasar, Anne Live; Bekker, Michiel C. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate how project managers, influence the assignment of project team members by directly assigning or specifying who they want or by indirectly using lateral influence strategies ...
    • Balancing leadership in projects: Role of the socio-cognitive space 

      Drouin, Nathalie; Müller, Ralf Josef; Sankaran, Shankar; Vaagaasar, Anne Live (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Balanced leadership has emerged as a contemporary theory of the dynamics in the continuous transfer of leadership authority between project managers and team members in projects. This article addresses the cognitive ...
    • Balancing vertical and horizontal leadership in projects: Empirical studies from Australia, Canada, Norway and Sweden 

      Drouin, Nathalie; Müller, Ralf; Sankaran, Shankar; Vaagaasar, Anne Live (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is twofold: to identify how horizontal leaders (within project teams) execute their leadership task in the context of balanced leadership; and to pinpoint scenarios that can occur when ...
    • Balansert lederskap 

      Vaagaasar, Anne Live; Müller, Ralf Josef (Journal article, 2020)
      Denne artikkelen diskuterer hvordan man kan kombinere vertikalt og horisontalt lederskap effektivt i prosjekter, altså hvordan lederskapet i prosjektet kan skifte mellom teammedlemmer og den formelt utpekte prosjektlederen ...
    • Empowerment: The key to horizontal leadership in project teams 

      Yu, Miao; Vaagaasar, Anne Live; Müller, Ralf; Wang, Linzhuo; Zhu, Fangwei (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Leadership in projects can shift between the project manager (a.k.a. vertical leadership) and one or more team members (a.k.a. horizontal leadership). Our study examines the processes, dimensions, and conditions for ...
    • From Tool to Actor: How a project came to orchestrate its own life and that of others 

      Vaagaasar, Anne Live (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2006)
      The empirical study of this dissertation is informed by process theories. The collection of empirical material and the analysis of it have spun around the following concepts: connecting, heterogeneity, and contingency. The ...
    • Managing trust and control when offshoring information systems development projects by adjusting project goals 

      Karlsen, Jan Terje; Solli-Sæther, Hans Arthur; Van Oorschot, Kim; Vaagaasar, Anne Live (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      This article presents a study of two projects focusing on the relationships of two Nordic clients with suppliers in low-cost countries. It explores the interplay between trust and control when offshoring information systems ...
    • Project managers adjust their leadership: to workspace and project type 

      Vaagaasar, Anne Live; Müller, Ralf Josef; De Paoli, Donatella (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The purpose of this paper is to investigate the triadic relationship between project workspace (i.e. spatial context), project type and project manager’s leadership style. It develops the concept of leadership construct ...