Steen Erik Navrbjerg

Steen Erik Navrbjerg

Associate Professor

Steen E. Navrbjerg is member of FAOS (Employment Relations Research Centre) at department of Sociology and part of the research group Knowledge, Organisation and Politics.

Current research:



- The relations between employers and employees at workplace level, including longitudinal studies of employee representatives worklife and role as mediator at the work place (TR-survey 1998 and TR-survey 2010). Both projects employed responses from 8,000 LO shop stewards to analyze shop stewards working conditions and cooperation at work place level. They 2010 survey included responses from some 1,600 employers and as well as 1,475 rank and file colleagues and 225 local unions. 

- The significance of 'yellow'/alternative unions and disorganized labour for trade union forces, particularly at work place level.

- A survey of employers' organizations in Denmark, including their various functions in relation to the Danish labor market model.

- Analysis of multinationals companies' employment practices and their impact on national labor market models, including the internatiolnal research network INTREPID (Employment Practices of Multinationals in Organizational Context - in cooperation with research groups from 8 countries).

- Analysis of changes in valuechains and the consequinces of the industrial relations systems in Denmark and abroad.

Primary fields of research

Management-employee cooperation and negotiation - private and public sector; the impact of multinational corporations on negotiation and cooperation; shop stewards and health & safety representatives; local unions; employers' organisations; value chains and industrial relations models.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Adapting to survive: The case of Danish employers' organisations

    Ibsen, C. L. & Navrbjerg, S. E., 2 Jan 2019, In : Human Resource Management Journal. 29, 1, p. 36-50

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Macro Talent Management in Denmark: The Origins of Danish Talent Paradox

    Minbaeva, D., Andersen, T., Lubanski, N., Navrbjerg, S. E. & Torfing, R. M., 2018, Macro Talent Management: A Global Perspective on Managing Talent in Developed Markets. Vaiman, V., Sparrow, P., Schuler, R. & Collings, D. G. (eds.). New York: Taylor & Francis, p. 154-169 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    MNCs in Denmark and the UK: Accommodating to or Transforming National Industrial Relations?

    Navrbjerg, S. E. & Marginson, P., 6 Sep 2016, Den Danske Model set udefra: Komparative perspektiver på dansk arbejdsmarkedsregulering . Ilsøe, A. & Larsen, T. P. (eds.). København: Djøf Forlag, p. 345-368 24 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    The (un)predictable factor: the role of subsidiary social capital in international takeovers

    Navrbjerg, S. E. & Minbaeva, D., 1 Apr 2016, In : Journal of Organizational Effectiveness. 3, 2, p. 115-138 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Advancing Understanding on Industrial Relations in Multinational Companies: Key Research Challenges and the INTREPID Contribution

    Gunnigle, P., Valeria, P., Edwards, T., Belizón, M. J., Navrbjerg, S. E., Olsen, K. M. & Susaeta, L., 1 Apr 2015, In : Journal of Industrial Relations. 57, 2, p. 146-165 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    The labor market regimes of Denmark and Norway – One Nordic model?

    Gooderham, P., Navrbjerg, S. E., Olsen, K. M. & Steen, C. R., 24 May 2014, In : Journal of Industrial Relations. p. 1-21 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    The economic crisis: Testing employee relations

    Navrbjerg, S. E. & Larsen, T. P., 16 Oct 2013, In : Economic and Industrial Democracy. p. 1-23 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    HRM and IR in Multinational Corporations in Denmark: Uneasy Bedfellows?

    Navrbjerg, S. E. & Minbaeva, D., 2009, In : International Journal of Human Resource Management. 20, 8, p. 1720-1736 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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