Faculty Profile

Bente Merete Flygansvær

Associate Professor - Department of Accounting, Auditing and Business Analytics


Flygansvær, Bente Merete; Dahlstrøm, Robert & Nygaard, Arne (2019)

Green innovation in recycling - A preliminary analysis of reversed logistics in Norway

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 15(6), s. 719- 733. Doi: 10.1504/WREMSD.2019.104860 - Full text in research archive

There has been an exponential growth of new electronic products in the global consumer market. New electronic consumer products generate a growing need for new methods, processes and entrepreneurship in recycling. In this study, we examine how entrepreneurs involved in the recycling of electronic products innovate to create a more sustainable circular economy. The recycling system must take care of electronics that contains hazardous materials. Also, a recycling system should prevent the waste of potentially useful materials. Thus, entrepreneurship is crucial to improve the handling of toxic material and processing technology to reuse valuable elements. Innovation therefore is essential to facilitate a sustainable recycling process. In this study, we analyse entrepreneurial innovation in the light of the organisational structure of the recycling system. Following a study of 108 recycling entrepreneurs, competition and specific investments are found to be important factors that drive the sustainable innovation that make Norway one of the countries with the highest recycling rates of electronic and electric waste.

Flygansvær, Bente Merete; Dahlstrøm, Robert & Nygaard, Arne (2018)

Exploring the Pursuit of Sustainability in Reverse Supply Chains for Electronics

Journal of Cleaner Production, 189, s. 472- 484. Doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.04.014 - Full text in research archive

Abstract: This study examines reverse supply chains in the electronics industry. The analysis characterizes the flow of resources among firms in a reverse supply chain in the Norwegian electronics industry. The study subsequently examines influences of governance mechanisms and culture on the social, ecological, and economic performance in the supply chain. Based on principal-agency theory, the authors implicate collaboration, monitoring, and specific assets as determinants of the interfirm culture operating in the reverse supply chain. The interfirm culture and collaboration serve as antecedents to triple bottom line performance. Data collected with Norwegian electronics collectors indicate that collaboration and interfirm culture influence ecological, economic, and relational components of sustainable performance.

Sharifyazdi, Mehdi & Flygansvær, Bente M. (2015)

Dynamic routing in reverse logistics : the effect of sensors in waste containers on uncertainty

Jæger, Bjørn (red.). NOFOMA 2015 : Post Conference Proceedings, Molde, 3-5 June 2015, Nordic Logistics Research Network

Reverse logistics systems are characterized with inherent uncertainties from supply and demand. Therefore, tools and planning methods must be developed to cope with these uncertainties and at the same time reduce cost and increase service and predictability. This paper develop a dynamic method for vehicle routing in waste collection. In particular, we evaluate the effect of availability of fill-rate data provided by sensors in waste containers. Keywords: Reverse logistics, Uncertainty, Vehicle Routing, Dynamic routing, Waste containers.

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Flygansvær, Bente Merete & Harrison, Debbie (2020)

Initiating a circular network: ​ Quantifying monetary and carbon trade-offs in butterfly resource interactions

[Academic lecture]. 36th annual IMP conference.

Sharifyazdi, Mehdi; Flygansvær, Bente Merete & Hammervoll, Trond (2019)

Closing the loop in circular supply chains management: An ABC analysis approach

[Academic lecture]. NOFOMA 2019.

Flygansvær, Bente Merete (2018)

Økende krav til tempo

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Logistikk & Ledelse, 31(3), s. 20- 24.

Flygansvær, Bente Merete & Engen, Øyvind (2017)

Supply Chain Management inn i den digitaliserte fremtiden

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Logistikk & Ledelse, 30(3), s. 36- 40.

Flygansvær, Bente Merete (2016)

Kunsten å distribuere

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Logistikk & Ledelse, 29(6), s. 54- 57.

Flygansvær, Bente Merete & Engen, Øyvind (2016)

Et glimt av lagerstyringens fremtid

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Logistikk & Ledelse, 29(3), s. 26- 28.

Sharifyazdi, Mehdi & Flygansvær, Bente Merete (2016)

Adaptive vehicle routing in reverse logistics: The effect of using sensors in waste containers

[Academic lecture]. EUROMA 2016.

Bø, Eirill; Flygansvær, Bente Merete & Hammervold, Trond (2016)

The impact of different waste collection systems on carbon footprint

[Academic lecture]. IMP Asia.

Flygansvær, Bente Merete (2015)

Lagerstyring - logistikkfagets hellige gral

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Logistikk & Ledelse, 28(9), s. 15- 16.

Flygansvær, Bente Merete (2015)

Fremtidens kompetanse i Logistikk og Supply Chain Management

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Logistikk & Ledelse, 28(4), s. 42- 44.

Flygansvær, Bente Merete; Bø, Eirill & Grønland, Stein Erik (2012)


[Academic lecture]. IMP ASIA.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2006 Norwegian School of Economics, NHH Ph.D Dr. Oecon.
2001 Norwegian School of Economics, NHH Master Cand. Merc.
1995 BI Norwegian Business School Master of Science in Business
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2011 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate professor
2009 - 2011 Agency for Waste Management, City of Oslo Project Manager
2006 - 2009 Harald A. Møller AS Logistics Manager
2003 - 2005 BI Norwegian Business School Researcher/ assistant
2001 - 2005 Harald A. Møller AS Logistics Consultant
2000 - 2000 Harald A. Møller AS Logistics Consultant
1998 - 1999 Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration (SNF) Research Assistant
1997 - 1998 Norwegian School of Economics Scholar
1995 - 1996 BI Norwegian Business School Research Assistant