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Tiziana Sardiello
Tiziana Sardiello

Tiziana Sardiello

Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Human Work Sciences
Humans and Technology
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts
+46 (0)920 492319
A133 Luleå


I originally come from Italy and moved to Sweden in 1998 driven by a dream of transparent and responsible institutions and a welfare where all citizens have equal value. My interest in issues related to the organization of society led me to complete in the fall of 2011 a doctorate in sociology at the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University where I shortly after started to work as lecturer for several years in subjects such as economic sociology, organization theory, human resource management and qualitative methods at both undergraduate and graduate level. In 2016 I moved to the Stockholm Center for Organizational Research (Score) at Stockholm University and in 2017 I was one of the researchers selected by the Swedish government’s Trust Delegation to study the implementation of trust-based management in the Swedish welfare sector. Since the autumn of 2018, I have been working as supervisor in the Stockholm School of Economics executive education programs for managers in the public administration. Since January 2022, I hold a position as Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Luleå University of Technology.


My research interests encompass organizational governance and management systems, HRM practices, organizational culture and work environment, entrepreneurship and social innovation, qualitative research methods and new institutional theory. My doctoral dissertation analyzed the role played by institutional pressures (legal, professional, cultural) in different national environments (Stockholm, Silicon Valley) in shaping recruitment practices in start-up companies in globalized fields (software). Further research has focused on: hybrid forms of organization (e.g. mutual companies) and their role as mediators and catalysts for social innovation; the adaptability and sustainability of Swedish municipalities' working methods during times of major societal challenges (e.g. migrations and integration); implementation of new governance and management models (e.g. trust-based management and coaching leadership) and the resistance exerted by organizational cultures, structures and previously eradicated management reforms (eg NPM)..

Upcoming projects:

Retail 4.0? Work environment and inequality in e-retail (financed by FORTE)


Sociology of organisation and work

Organisation and leadership

Human Resource Management in theory and practice

Working life and health

Qualitative method

Personal interests

Traveling, classical music, scuba diving, marine conservation, animal welfare and Norrland… Europe' s innovation engine in addressing climate change.