Lasse Lychnell

Affiliated Researcher at Stockholm School of Economics


  • Stockholm School of Economics



Stockholm School of Economics

How can organizations develop through the use of mindfulness, compassion, and emotional intelligence? How do leaders integrate insights from personal development into their working lives? In what ways do we need to develop as human beings to cope with the global challenges? These are examples of questions that I address in research and teaching. I also have a background in IT-related organizational change, as researcher as well as practicing manager.


Lychnell, L. and P. Mårtensson (2017). Straight from the Heart: A Clinical Group Intervention to Research Management Spirituality. Management Research Review.

Lychnell, L. (2017). "When work becomes meditation: how managers use work as a tool for personal growth." Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion.

Lychnell, L. (2017). Mindfulness in action: an affordance lens to explore mindfulness-based interventions in organizations. Working paper.

Lychnell, L. (2016). From doing good to being true: a process study of how meditating managers enact nondual experiences in their working lives. Abstract Accepted to the Eight International Symposium on Process Organization Studies 16-18 June. Corfu, Greece.

Lychnell, L. (2016). Corporate mindfulness as embodied practice: An empirical study of the emergence of mindfulness-related organizational phenomena. Short Paper accepted to the 2016 European Group for Organizational Studies 7-9 July. Neaples, Italy.

Lychnell, L. (2015). Being awake at work: an explorative study of how managers integrate insights from spiritual development with their working life. The Spirituality and Creativity in Management World Congress. Barcelona.

Demir, R., and Lychnell, L.-O., 2015. Mangling the process: a meta-theoretical account of process theorizing. Qualitative Research, 15(1), 85-104.

Mårtensson, P., Lychnell, L.-O., Frelin, J. (2013). Perspektiv på förändring: om en förändringsresa på Sveriges television. Stockholm, SSE Institute for Research.

Lychnell, L.-O. (2010). IT-relaterad verksamhetsförändring. Processer som formar växelspelet mellan utveckling och användning. [IT-related organizational change. Processes shaping the interplay between development and use.]. Department of Information Management. Stockholm, The Economic Research Institute at Stockholm School of Economics (EFI).

Mårtensson, P. and L.-O. Lychnell (2010). Utveckling av ledare och verksamheter. Mönster som ger avtryck. Perspektiv på verksamhetsutveckling. P. Mårtensson and M. Mähring. Stockholm, EFI.

Lychnell, L.-O. (2006). "Och fungerar det inte, gör vi på något annat sätt" - En klinisk fallstudie av IT-relaterat förändringsarbete i småföretag ["And if it doesn''t work, we''ll try something else" - A Clinical Case Study of IT-related Change Work in Small Firms]. Center for Information Management. Stockholm, EFI vid Handelshögskolan i Stockholm.


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