Organisation och personal

Peter Edlund

doktorand vid Företagsekonomiska institutionen

E-post:
peter.edlund[AT-tecken]fek.uu.se
Telefon:
018-471 1403
Besöksadress:
Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsg. 10, ingång C
Postadress:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

Mina kurser

Biografi

EDUCATION

June 2017-August 2017
Visiting PhD student
Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research, Stanford University

September 2013-present
PhD in Business Studies
Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University
PhD thesis supervisors: Linda Wedlin and Anna Tyllström

September 2012-January 2013
Research internship
Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University
Research internship supervisor: Nils Brunsson

September 2011-June 2013
Master of Science in Business and Economics
Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University
Master thesis supervisor: Stefan Jonsson

January 2010-June 2010
Exchange semester
Department of Economics and Business Administration, University of Salamanca

January 2008-June 2011
Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics
Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University
Bachelor thesis supervisor: Rian Drogendijk

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Status and organization; Research funding and universities

PhD THESIS

The aim of my monograph thesis is to better understand how certain actors are constructed as judges in fields. While previous literature has provided us with compelling insights into the pervasive consequences of third parties’ involvement in status relations, less attention has been paid to the process through which such arbiters reach their positions of influence. I seek to build new knowledge through an explorative study of the European Research Council (ERC) and its publicized emergence as a setter of scientific quality benchmarks. Founded in 2007, the ERC quickly rose to prominence, soon establishing itself as a ‘Champions League’ for research funding in Europe. My interest lies in understanding how its evaluations and resource allocations gained such notoriety. Drawing on 360 documents, 65 interviews, and three instances of observation from Sweden, I find that the ERC was particularly successful in embedding its evaluations of applications among auras of exactness, expertise, and selectivity. I also see that the ERC’s subsequent resource allocations were regarded as correct and appropriate by the research community, which willingly came to endow funding recipients with a wide range of benefits. My findings are enhanced through comparisons to a national support program for runner-up ERC applicants. The notion that the ERC’s allocations caused far-reaching consequences can be taken as an important sign of how accepted its evaluations were becoming. My study contributes to the literature by proposing that the construction of judges unfolds in triadic status relations. Third parties are successively legitimated when their selections of candidates come to be accepted by audiences. As such, in contrast to earlier research, I turn attention away from candidates and audiences to the role that triadic relations also play for the construction of arbiters in fields.  

PUBLICATIONS

Edlund, P., Pallas, J., and Wedlin, L. (forthcoming), "Prizes, Sanctions, and the Organizing of Status", in G. Ahrne and N. Brunsson (eds.), Organization Outside Organizations, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Edlund, P. and Wedlin, L. (2017), "Norska modellen ’flyger’ in: Införandet av ett mätsystem för resursfördelning till forskning", in L. Wedlin and J. Pallas (eds.), Det ostyrda universitetet? Perspektiv på styrning, autonomi och reform av svenska lärosäten, Makadam: Göteborg, pp. 216-43

WORKING PAPERS

Edlund, P. (2016), "The Mixed Blessings of a 'Quality Stamp': European Research Funding in Swedish Universities", full draft available

Edlund, P. (2016), “It’s not About the Euros: Status and Monetary Sources in European Research Funding”, full draft available

Blomgren, M., Hedmo, T., Waks, C., and Edlund, P. (2013), "Being Special in an Ordinary Way: The Expressiveness of Swedish Hospitals", revise and resubmit at Scandinavian Journal of Management

PRESENTATIONS

July 2017
"Prizes, Sanctions, and the Organizing of Status", Summer Workshop series, Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research, Stanford University

October 2016
"Kollegiala forskarhotell?", Swedish Business Studies conference, Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University

September 2016
"The Mixed Blessings of a 'Quality Stamp': European Research Funding in Swedish Universities", Nordic Fields of Higher Education conference, Department of Education, Uppsala University, 

August 2015
"Quantitatively Identical, Qualitatively Different: The Status of Young Scientist Grants", track 16, 23rd Nordic Academy of Management conference, Copenhagen Business School

"Quantitatively Identical, Qualitatively Different: The Status of Young Scientist Grants", PhD workshop, 23rd Nordic Academy of Management conference, Copenhagen Business School

January 2015
"Norska modellen ‘flyger’ in: Införandet av ett mätsystem för resursfördelning till forskning", "Marknader för vetenskaplig publicering" symposium, Uppsala Royal Society of Arts and Sciences

SERVICE

October 2015
Co-organizer, PhD conference
Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University

August 2014-December 2016
Co-organizer, Organization Sector seminar series
Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University

February 2014, February 2015, February 2017, and February 2018
Manuscript reviewer
Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting

TEACHING

December 2017
Teacher, “Bachelor Thesis” undergraduate course
Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University

September 2015-November 2015 and January 2016-April 2016
Teacher, “Management and Control” undergraduate course
Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University

January 2015-April 2015
Teaching assistant, “Management and Control” undergraduate course
Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University

May 2014, May 2015, and May 2016
Guest teacher, “Advanced Analysis in Organization Studies” Master course
Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University

GRANTS

June 2017-August 2017
Visiting researcher, Handelsbanken Hedelius stipend (197,000 SEK)
Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research, Stanford University

AWARDS

August 2017
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award, Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management

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