Markus Hällgren

Markus Hällgren is professor in management, and Head of research at Umeå School of Business and Economics, department of Business Administration, Umeå University, Sweden. Hällgren is the founder and leader of the interdisciplinary research profile “Extreme Environments - Everyday Decisions” ( at USBE, as well as co-founder and organizer of the International network “Organising Extreme Contexts” ( Hällgren´s research interests span organisation theory in general, and temporary ways of organising, and extreme contexts in particular. Within that broad interest he is particularly interested in sensemaking, routines, team dynamics, and the methodological and theoretical challenges and opportunities of a practice-based approach. As part of that interest Hällgren co-founded the “Projects-as-Practice” approach. Since 2010 he has been a visiting researcher at Uppsala University, and in 2011-13 he was visiting researcher at Stanford University (Scancor and Department of Sociology). Hällgren has received several international and national awards, including the Royal Skyttean Award. Hällgren also serves on the board of the national interest organisations Svenskt Projektforum and Svenska Projektakademien.


The Internalization of Attention at 28,000 Feet: Revisiting the K2 2008 Disaster
Elmar Kutsch, Markus Hällgren, Neil Turner. © 2016. 20 pages.
In this chapter we argue that the ‘process' approach to developing reliable organizational performance, although powerful, is insufficient for increasingly complex...