The department of Strategy is a leading innovative institution that develops and disseminates expertise in corporate business models, development and growth.


The Academy of International Business (AIB) has appointed BI professor Gabriel R.G. Benito as a fellow.

BI’s Centre for the Construction Industry: 10th anniversary and two new endowed professorships.

New research project: Climate 2050 – risk reduction through climate adaptation of building and infrastructure - a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI). Lena Bygballe & Ragnhild Kvålshaugen.

New publications

Sasson, A., & Reve, T. (2015). Complementing clusters: A competitiveness rationale for infrastructure investments. Competitiveness Review, 25(3)

Fjeldstad, Ø. & og Snow, C. (2015) Network Paradigm: Applications in Organizational Science. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 16. Oxford

Grøgaard, B. & Colman, H. L. (forthcoming): "Interpretive Frames as the organization’s “Mirror”: From Espoused Values to Social Integration in MNEs" Management International Review

Kvålshaugen, R., Hydle, K., Brehmer P.O., Innovative capabilities in international professional service firms: enabling trade-offs between past, present, and future service provision. Journal of Professions and Organization 2015 2

Collaboration with the business industry

Collaboration with the business industry
The Department of Strategy collaborates with a number of businesses, and has several ongoing research projects. Three research centres are affliated with the department. The research centres stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration with the business industry.

Read more about the Department's research projects.

The Department of Strategy holds 2 endowed professorships sponsored by the business community. In autumn 2015, the department signed an agreement to institute a further 2 new endowed professorships with the building industry as a partner. Endowed professorships drive BI to maintain communication with key players in the Norwegian business industry and has resulted in several relevant business programmes and research projects for the involved enterprises.

  • Tom Wilhelmsen’s foundation professorship - Professor Torger Reve.
  • Telenor’s professorship of International Strategy and Management - Professor Øystein Fjeldstad.
  • 2 endowed professorships in housing development and efficient building processes

Bachelor's and master's programmes, Executive training and Ph.D.

The department has courses on both bachelor, master and doctoral level, as well as the experience-based executive courses. Our professional staff have extensive experience in teaching for executives in MBA and Master of management courses in Management and at renowned partner institutions abroad, such as Fudan University in Shanghai and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

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