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Visiting Fellow Profile

Per Øystein Saksvik

Per Oystein SaksvikName:  Per Øystein Saksvik
Country of Origin: Norway
Visiting Period: October - November 2013
Faculty Sponsor: Tove Hammer

Background and Previous Experience:

Per Øystein Saksvik is a professor of Work and Organizational Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. He has been a professor in work and organizational psychology since 2001. Prior to 2001, Saksvik was a contract researcher for approximately ten years. Since 1995, he has led a number of projects, including three projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council and six projects for the Norwegian Labour Inspectorate. Among a number of published books, Saksvik’s recent articles include: Social Relations at the Collective Level: The Meaning and Measurement of Collective Control in Research on the Psychosocial Work Environment, written with Tove Helland Hammer, Kjell Nytrø and published in the Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies; and Migrant Labor in the Workforce, written with Carla Dahl-Jørgensen, and Sturle Danielsen Tvedt and published in the Journal of Identity and Migration Studies.

Current Research at ILR:

While at ILR, Saksvik will be conducting research for his article, “Validating a New Index on Process Evaluation of Healthy Organizational Change.” His research interests include occupational health and safety, organizational interventions, sickness absenteeism and presenteeism, and organizational change. His interest in ILR comes from the School’s interdisciplinary approach to labor relations and international relations.

- Per Øystein Saksvik