Ann-Louise Holten

Ann-Louise Holten


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    Research areas

    • Leadership and leadership learning
    • Interventions and organizational change
    • SMEs and owner-managed businesses

    Research group memberships

    Research: Brief description

    Ann-Louise Holten, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology at the Department of Psychology.

    From 2009 to 2013, she was member of the executive committee for the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) and responsible for the biennual EAWOP post doc summer schools. She is currently member of the Rubin Talk Committee at the department. She is also a member of the editorial board for the Scandinavian Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.

    Ann-Louise Holten's overall research interests capture organisational processes. More specifically, she is interested in the interrelations between work context (e.g. organizational change), the organization of work (e.g. job demands & resources), management (e.g. leadership and leadership learning) and different outcomes (e.g. well-being, productivity, and employment status). Her work is primarily quantitative, but she also works with mixed methods. She has experience with designing, performing, and evaluating intervention studies. Her work has appeared in the European Journal of Industrial Relations, Work & Stress, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Journal of Leadership Studies, Management Decision.

    Currently, Ann-Louise Holten teaches courses in leadership and organizational change and she is course coordinator for the Master/WOP programme. She has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.


    Recent grants

    • 2020 Nordea Entrepreneurship Foundation
    • 2018 Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education, Framework grant
    • 2017 The Danish Industry Foundation, iLEAD project
    • 2017 Seed Money, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Social Sciences
    • 2015 Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik's Fund 
    • 2014 Danish Psychological Association 
    • 2014 Seed Money, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Social Sciences 

    Current research projects

    • Startup Leadership
    • iLEAD - e-leadership development of the leaders of the future, funded by the Danish Industry Foundation


    • Master programme coordinator
    • Teaching and supervision in Work and Organizational Psychology (BA, MA level)

    Selected publications

    • Holten, A-L., Hancock, G.R., Mikkelsen, E.G., Persson, R., Hansen, A.M., & Hogh, A. (2017). The longitudinal effects of organisational change on experienced and enacted bullying behaviour. The Journal of Change Management, 17(1), 67-89.
    • Holten, A-L., Hancock, G.R., Perssson, R., Hansen, A.M., & Hogh, A. (2016). Knowledge hoarding: Antecedent or consequent of negative acts? The mediating role of trust and justice. Journal of Knowledge Management, 20(2), pp. 215-229.
    • Holten, A-L., & Bøllingtoft, A. (2015). Is it only good? The dark side of leadership for creativity and innovation, Journal of Leadership Studies, 9(3), pp. 50-52.
    • Holten, A-L.,  Bøllingtoft, A., & Wilms, I.L. (2015). Leadership in a changing world: Developing managers through a teaching and learning programme, Management Decision, 53(5), pp. 1107-1124.
    • Holten, A-L., & Brenner, S-O. (2015). Leadership style and the process of organisational change. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 36(1), pp. 2-16.
    • Holten, A-L., & Crouch, C. (2014). Unions in small and medium sized enterprises: A family factor perspective. European Journal of Industrial Relations, February 6, 1-18.



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