Digital Phd Defence

Defence of thesis Wednesday 23 September 2020: Irena Kustec, Department of Finance, will defend her thesis for the Doctor Philosophiae Degree at BI Norwegian Business School

Title of the thesis:
“Three essays on family firms”

Title of trial lecture:
“Family employment in family firms”

The Evaluation Committee:

  • Chair: Professor Samuli Knüpfer, BI Norwegian Business School
  • First Opponent: Professor Morten Bennedsen, University of Copenhagen
  • Second Opponent: Professor Belen Villalonga, Stern School of Business, New York University


Professor Charlotte Østergaard, BI Norwegian Business School
has been the candidate´s supervisor.

Practical information

  • Time:Wednesday, 23 September 2020 15:00 - 17:00
  • Place:Online
  • Contact:PhD Administration (

Location: Digital via Zoom 

Due to the corona outbreak the doctoral examination will be performed digitally, by 2-ways communication channel. The public defence is open to the public and everyone who is interested can join.

Ex auditorio-questions: The chair of defence will invite the audience to ex auditorio-questions at the end.

The Doctoral Dissertation is available in the library at BI Norwegian Business School. You may request a pdf of the thesis by sending an email to by September 23rd.