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Professor of Strategy at The Department of Strategy and Management at NHH Norwegian School of Economics, and a core member of the research centres DIG and STOP. Academic director for NHHs EMBA in Strategic Management and the EMBA in Technology and Innovation of Finance. PhD in Strategy (NHH), MSC and BSc in Economics and Business Administration (NHH), BSc in Comparative Politics (University of Bergen). Board member in NCE Finance Innovation.
My research circles around understanding why some firms perform better than others, and how managers can transform this knowledge into better decisions. Within this broad scope, I work with a range of more specific questions related to strategy, innovation, external shocks, human capital, technology, entrepreneurship, platforms and networks.
My research has appeared in journals such as Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Business Research, Tourism Management, and more. I have also co-authored a text book on strategy that is used at several business schools in the Nordics.
From time to time I write op-eds, appear on podcasts or act as an expert in the media. Topics are usually close to my research interests such as strategy, digitalization, business cycles and innovation, but I have also written about street art, the world championship in football, and grumpy art reviewers.
My teaching, talks and workshops span the areas of strategy, business models, competitive analysis, technological change, innovation, platform strategy, strategic human capital, and more.
At NHH, I teach the BSc course in Strategy, and I am a frequent contributor to a range of NHH’s executive programs including the EMBAs. I have also teached for an executive program at HEC Paris. I am the Academic Director NHHs EMBA specializations in Strategic Management and in Technology and Innovation of Finance.
I also regularly give talks at industry conferences and events, and talks or workshops to both private and public organizations.
Research and teaching takes up most of my time, but I still try to have a foot in the “real world” of business. Strategy is about making real world decisions, and the litmus test of our theories if they can assist managers take better decisions in real life. Therefore, I frequently consult both established business and startups on questions related to strategy and innovations. I am a board member for the business cluster NCE Finance Innovation, and a co-founder in a startup. I am pretty selective on what side-projects I get engaged in, but hey, if you have something interesting you want to discuss: