Pernilla Gluch

Biträdande professor at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Pernilla Gluch is Professor and Head of Division at the Division of Service Management and Logistics at Chalmers. Her research departs from industrial change processes driven by increased demands on sustainability, within foremost the project based setting AEC industry (Architecture, Engineering and Construction). Most of her studies have applied a ‘practice lens’ perspective. The practice lens perspective helps understanding how interaction between actors, structures and artifacts forms institutional practices, identities and professional roles in a specific organizational setting. With an application in project based organisations Pernilla's research can, although closely interrelated, be divided into three main areas: 1) professionalization and professional expertise in project based organisations. This involves creating an understanding of the reciprocal dynamics between processes of institutionalization and processes of professionalization.2) knowledge sharing, communication and social interaction in project based organisations. This has involved theory building on situated practice, roles and positioning of human mediators and how tools and artifacts, for example standardized management systems and work procedures, are used to mediate information and knowledge in organizations.3) sustainability and environmental management practices. This involves research that explores social practices and organisational features of projects and their relation to sustainability and environmental management.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2015–2017

Increased cooperation for sustainable urban development: a study of the decision process in renovating Siriusgatan, Bergsjön

Paula Femenias Building Design
Pernilla Gluch Service Management and Logistics
Kristina Mjörnell Unknown organization
CMB

2017–2018

Collaborative innovation in construction projects as means for strategic innovation in construction client organizations

Kamilla Kohn Rådberg Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Pernilla Gluch Service Management and Logistics
Anna Kadefors Service Management and Logistics
Akademiska Hus
CMB

2016–2019

Professionalization and institutional change: a study of an emerging sustainability profession

Pernilla Gluch Service Management and Logistics
Petra Bosch Construction Management
Formas

2014–2018

Procurement for Sustainable Innovation in the Built Environment

Anna Kadefors Service Management and Logistics
Pernilla Gluch Service Management and Logistics
Jan Bröchner Service Management and Logistics
Daniella Petersen Service Management and Logistics
Formas

2013–2017

Facing the energy challenge: Innovative business models for renovation of buildings

Pernilla Gluch Service Management and Logistics
Göran Lindahl Construction Management
Veronica Carlsson Construction Management
Christian Koch Construction Management
Ingrid Svensson Service Management and Logistics
Formas
CMB

2011–2015

Examining the role of experts as knowledge facilitators in standardized and industrialized building practices and processes

Pernilla Gluch Service Management and Logistics
Mathias Petter Gustafsson Construction Management
Formas

2014–2016

BIM coordinator’s role and function as knowledge leader in construction processes

Pernilla Gluch Service Management and Logistics
Petra Bosch Construction Management
Swedish Construction Federation

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Publications

2017

The role of objects for institutional work in energy efficient renovation

Ingrid Svensson, Pernilla Gluch
Paper in proceedings
2017

Developing a business model for sustainable renovation of public housing

Tim Jonsson, Pernilla Gluch, Nicodemus Stiller et al
9th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization 13-14 June, 2017 at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, SWEDEN. Vol. 13 (242)
Paper in proceedings
2017

On the nexus of changing public facilities management practices: purposive and co-creative actions across multiple levels

Pernilla Gluch, Ingrid Svensson
Construction Management and Economics
Journal article
2016

The organizational nexus of changing management practices for sustainable renovation

Pernilla Gluch, Ingrid Svensson
Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2016, Manchester, UK.. Vol. 2, p. 1141-1150
Paper in proceedings
2016

Conceptualizing environmental expertise through the lens of institutional work

Pernilla Gluch, Petra Bosch
Construction Management and Economics. Vol. 34 (7-8), p. 522-635
Journal article
2015

Acceptance and Use of LCC as a Decision Support Tool for Renovation Investments

Pernilla Gluch, Mathias Petter Gustafsson
ICCREM 2015 (International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management), August 11–12, 2015, Luleå, Sweden, p. 821-828
Paper in proceedings
2015

The role of VDC professionals in the construction industry

Mathias Petter Gustafsson, Pernilla Gluch, KATHARINA HEINKE et al
Procedia Economics and Finance. Vol. 2015 (21), p. 478-485
Paper in proceedings
2014

Using actor-network theory to understand knowledge sharing in an architecture firm

Abderisak Adam, Pernilla Gluch, Jonas Julin
30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014; Portsmouth; United Kingdom; 1 September 2014 through 3 September 2014, p. 1235-1244
Paper in proceedings
2014

Charting corporate greening: environmental management trends in Sweden

Pernilla Gluch, Mathias Petter Gustafsson, Liane Thuvander et al
Building Research and Information. Vol. 42 (3), p. 318-329
Journal article
2013

Knowledge sharing and learning across community boundaries in an arena for energy efficient building

Pernilla Gluch, Karin Färnevik, Christine Räisänen
Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 48 (June 2013), p. 232-240
Journal article
2013

The meaning of time in a cross-disciplinary arena project

Christine Räisänen, Pernilla Gluch, Karin Färnevik
Paper in proceedings
2013

Future use of life-cycle assessment in civil engineering

Jacqueline Glass, Tom Dyer, Costas Georgopoulos et al
Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. Vol. 166 (4), p. 204-212
Journal article
2013

Managerial competencies of female and male managers in the Swedish construction industry

David Arditi, Pernilla Gluch, Marie Holmdahl
Construction Management and Economics. Vol. 31 (9), p. 979-990
Journal article
2013

Corporate environmental strategies and performance: A longitudinal study

Pernilla Gluch, Mathias Petter Gustafsson, Liane Thuvander et al
Proceedings 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2-4 September 2013, Reading, UK, p. 1197-1207
Paper in proceedings
2013

The value of communicative skills for developing an energy strategy

Kjerstin Ludvig, Ann-Charlotte Stenberg, Pernilla Gluch
Building Research and Information. Vol. 41 (6), p. 611-621
Journal article
2013

Implementation of strategies: A case study of a municipality owned housing company

Tobias Alfjung, Ebba Birging, Sigrid Gunnemark et al
Paper in proceedings
2012

What tensions obstruct an alignment between project and environmental management practices?

Pernilla Gluch, Christine Räisänen
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. Vol. 19 (2), p. 127-140
Journal article
2012

Byggsektorns miljöarbete kan skapa nya affärer

Pernilla Gluch, Henrikke Baumann, Mathias Petter Gustafsson et al
Husbyggaren (5/12), p. 28-33
Magazine article
2012

Specialist sprider kunskap och erfarenheter i projekt

Christina Claeson-Jonsson, Karin Färnevik, Pernilla Gluch
Husbyggaren. Vol. 12 (7), p. 12-14
Magazine article
2012

Giving an energy target sense: focus on an expert and discursive competences

Kjerstin Ludvig, Ann-Charlotte Stenberg, Pernilla Gluch
Management of Construction: Research to Practice, 26 – 29 June 2012, Montreal, Canada, p. 1164-1176
Paper in proceedings
2012

Incorporating change: two cases about learning among organizations

Ingeborg Knauseder, Pernilla Gluch, Karin Färnevik
Conference contribution
2012

Knowledge transfer within and across organizational boundaries: A case study in the construction industry

Sandra Berg, Christian Legnerot, Adam Lindström et al
Paper in proceedings
2011

Miljöbarometern: 12 års miljöarbete i bygg- och fastighetssektorn – vad har hänt och vart är vi på väg?

Pernilla Gluch, Henrikke Baumann, Mathias Petter Gustafsson et al
Report
2011

Twelve years of environmental work in the Swedish construction industry

Liane Thuvander, Pernilla Gluch, Mathias Petter Gustafsson et al
Paper in proceedings
2010

Den miljöansvariges roll i projektbaserade organisationer

Pernilla Gluch
Projektvärlden. Vol. 2010 (3), p. 28-29
Magazine article
2010

Life cycle costing in construction projects – a case study of a municipal construction client organisation

Kjerstin Ludvig, Pernilla Gluch, Göran Lindahl
Third International World of Construction Project Management Conference 2010, p. 1-8
Paper in proceedings
2010

Managing knowledge in platforms: boundary objects and stocks and flows of knowledge

Alexander Styhre, Pernilla Gluch
Construction Management and Economics. Vol. 28 (6), p. 589-599
Journal article
2010

Environmental attitudes, management and performance

Pernilla Gluch, Birgit Brunklaus, Karin Färnevik et al
Performance Improvement in Construction Management (eds. Atkin and Borgbrant), p. 158-172
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2009

Creativity and Its Discontents: Professional Ideology and Creativity in Architect Work

Alexander Styhre, Pernilla Gluch
Creativity and Innovation Management. Vol. 18 (3), p. 224-233
Journal article
2009

Developments in partnering models. Relationship duration and knowledge integration.

Anna Kadefors, Pernilla Gluch
Proceeding from the international conference Changing Roles; New Roles, New Challenges. Noordwijk an Zee, The Netherlands, 5-9 October 2009, p. 3-12
Paper in proceedings
2009

An absoptive capacity model for green innovation and performance in the construction industry

Pernilla Gluch, Mathias Petter Gustafsson, Liane Thuvander
Construction Management and Economics. Vol. 27 (5), p. 451-464
Journal article
2009

Aligning the practices of the permanent with those of the temporary

Pernilla Gluch, Christine Räisänen
Paper in proceedings
2009

Unfolding roles and identities of professionals in construction projects: Exploring the informality of practices

Pernilla Gluch
Construction Management and Economics. Vol. 27 (10-12), p. 959-968
Journal article
2009

Visual representations and knowledge-intensive work: the case of architect work

Alexander Styhre, Pernilla Gluch
VINE. Vol. 39 (2), p. 108-124
Journal article
2009

Narrating knowledge: Storytelling and knowledge sharing in a medium-sized construction company

Alexander Styhre, Pernilla Gluch
Conference contribution
2009

Interactional perspective on environmental communication in construction projects

Pernilla Gluch, Christine Räisänen
Building Research and Information. Vol. 37 (2), p. 164-175
Journal article
2008

What encourage clients and contractors to take common action on sustainability issues?

Karin Färnevik, Pernilla Gluch
Paper in proceedings
2007

Miljöbarometern för bygg- och fastighetssektorn 2006 - en kartläggning av sektorns miljöarbete

Pernilla Gluch, Birgit Brunklaus, Karin Färnevik et al
Report
2007

Bygg- och fastighetssektorn behöver affärsmässiga drivkrafter i miljöarbetet

Pernilla Gluch
Tidningen Fastighetsnytt. Vol. 14 (4), p. 100-102
Magazine article
2007

A questionnaire survey of environmental attitudes, management and performance of Swedish architects and technical consultants.

Liane Thuvander, Birgit Brunklaus, Pernilla Gluch et al
Proceedings of the Central Europe towards Sustainable Building conference, CESB 07, 24-26 september Prague.. Vol. 1, p. 143-149
Paper in proceedings
2007

What makes it slow? A questionnaire survey of environmental attitudes, management and performance

Pernilla Gluch, Birgit Brunklaus, Karin Färnevik et al
Paper in proceedings
2006

Framtidsbilder för samhällsbyggnad

Patrik Höstmad, Ulf Boman, Johan Funehag et al
Report
2006

How do trade media influence building practice

Pernilla Gluch, Ann-Charlotte Stenberg
Building Research and Information. Vol. 34 (2), p. 104-117
Journal article
2006

Social practices, structure and agency: Effects on environmental management in construction projects

Pernilla Gluch, Henrikke Baumann, Christine Räisänen
Conference contribution
2006

Dags för rannsakan, byggbranschen!

Pernilla Gluch
Miljö och Utveckling. Vol. 18 (3), p. p.15-
Magazine article
2005

"It's about time" - for Environmental Management to team up with Project Management

Pernilla Gluch
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2005

The Image of Greening as Communicated by Trade Magazines

Pernilla Gluch, Ann-Charlotte Stenberg
Conference contribution
2004

Communicating Environmental Information in Construction Projects - a case study

Pernilla Gluch
Proceedings of The 2004 Business Strategy and the Environment Conference. Leeds, UK., p. 142-151
Conference contribution
2004

The life cycle costing (LCC) approach: a conceptual discussion of its usefulness for environmental decision-making

Pernilla Gluch, Henrikke Baumann
Building and Environment. Vol. 39, p. 571-580
Journal article
2003

How the corporate environmental policy is percieved in a large construction company

Pernilla Gluch, Johan Graffner, Jennie Johansson et al
Proceedings of the Third Conference - Construction Economics and Organisation 2003, p. 129-138
Paper in proceedings
2003

Implementation and use of a project specific environmental program - a case study

Erik Eriksson, Pernilla Gluch, Magnus Insulán et al
Proceedings of the Third Nordic Conference - Construction Economics and Organisation 2003, p. 129-138
Paper in proceedings
2003

Miljöbarometern för byggsektorn 2002

Henrikke Baumann, Birgit Brunklaus, Pernilla Gluch et al
Report
2002

Communicating Sustainable Building: The Image Conveyed by Media

Pernilla Gluch, Paula Femenias
Mistra Sustainable Building: Experiences From a Cross-Disciplinary Research Programme, eds. Eds. Eden, M and Jönsson, Å. Department of Building Economics and Management/ Department of Built Environment and Sustainable Development. Chalmers University of Technology. Göteborg, p. 77-90
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2002

Discursive features of sustainable building in media

Pernilla Gluch, Paula Femenias
Proceedings of International Conference of Sustainable Building 2002, p. 191-
Paper in proceedings
2002

Environmental drivers, management and results in Swedish building industry. A surevey within the International Business Environmental Barometer

Henrikke Baumann, Birgit Brunklaus, Pernilla Gluch et al
Proceedings of International Conference of Sustainable Building 2002, p. 16-
Paper in proceedings
2002

Communicating Sustainable Building: The Image Conveyed in Media

Pernilla Gluch, Paula Femenias
Conference contribution
2002

Medias bild av "hållbart byggande"

Paula Femenias, Pernilla Gluch
Miljöforskning (6)
Magazine article
2001

Costs of Environmental Errors (CEE) - a managerial environmental accounting tool or a symptom of managerial frustration?

Pernilla Gluch
Greener Management International. Vol. 2000 (Autumn), p. 87-100
Journal article
2000

Life Cycle Costing (LCC) - a managerial environmental accounting tool for building projects?

Pernilla Gluch
Proceedings of International Conference Sustainable Building 2000, p. 673-675
Paper in proceedings
1999

Evaluation of methods for studying environmental errors in building and civil engineering projects

Pernilla Gluch, Per-Erik Josephson
Proceedings of the Nordic Seminar on Construction Economics and Organization 12-13 April 1999, p. 137-144
Paper in proceedings
1999

Miljöfelkostnader - en diskussion kring begreppet

Pernilla Gluch
Proceedings of the Nordic Seminar on Construction Economics and Organization 12-13 April 1999, p. 93-100
Paper in proceedings