Annual Report 2016

BI's Departments

Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour

The Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour conducts research and teaching within organizational change and development, management development, organizational psychology, Human Resource Management and project management.

Head of Department Øyvind Lund Martinsen 
Head of Administration Anders Gautvik-Minker

The Department has organized its activities in three faculty groups: organizational change and development, organizational psychology and project management. The Department delivers teaching at all levels in BI’s education portfolio, conducts a number of management and manager development programmes for public and private enterprises and has a substantial and effective doctoral community.

The Department has a strong focus on the interaction between research and teaching, and for the employees of the Department this means publishing in top academic journals as well as being able to communicate this in their teaching. The Department has a significant annual research production, with more than 50 academic articles in international journals, and a number of academic book chapters and monographs.

A few selected publications from 2016

  • Kuvaas, Bård; Buch, Robert; Dysvik, Anders. Constructive Supervisor Feedback is Not Sufficient: Immediacy and Frequency is Essential. Human Resource Management 2016.
  • Kuvaas, Bård; Buch, Robert; Dysvik, Anders. Performance Management: Perceiving Goals as Invariable and Implications for Perceived Job Autonomy and Work Performance. Human Resource Management 2016;Volume 55.(3) pp. 401-412.
  • Solberg, E., & Wong, S. I. (2016). Crafting one's job to take charge of role overload: When proactivity requires adaptivity across levels. The Leadership Quarterly, 27(5), 713-725.
  • Dysvik, A., Kuvaas, B., & Buch, R. (2016). Perceived investment in employee development and taking charge. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 31(1), 50-60.
  • Martinsen, Ø. L., & Furnham, A. (2016). The Assimilator–Explorer styles and creativity. Personality and Individual Differences, 98, 297-299.
  • Martinsen, Ø. L., Furnham, A., & Hærem, T. (2016). An integrated perspective on insight. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(10), 1319.
  • Nielsen, M. B., Skogstad, A., Matthiesen, S. B., & Einarsen, S. (2016). The importance of a multidimensional and temporal design in research on leadership and workplace safety. The Leadership Quarterly, 27(1), 142-155.
  • Müller, R., Zhai, L., Wang, A., & Shao, J. (2016). A framework for governance of projects: Governmentality, governance structure and projectification. International Journal of Project Management, 34(6), 957-969.
  • Wong, Sut I; Škerlavaj, Miha; Černe, Matej. Build coalitions for job crafting: Leader-subordinate autonomy expectation (in)congruence and subordinate perceived competence mobilization. Human Resource Management 2016.


  • Professor Bård Kuvaas, BI Norwegian Business School’s research award for excellent research. The award is only given every three years.
  • Professor Emeritus Erling S. Andersen, PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award. Award was given for “excellence in academic research and commitment to the integration of research knowledge into practice”.
  • Associate Professor Øyvind Kvalnes, Hjernekraftsprisen 2016 for the contribution “Filosofi for ingeniører” <Philosophy for engineers>, Norwegian Association of Researchers.

The Department publishes the BI Leadership Magazine every year, a magazine aimed at practitioners with current research-based knowledge.