Faculty Profile

Benedicte Brøgger

Professor - Department of Communication and Culture

Biography

Short biography (Norwegian bio below
Brøgger holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oslo, Department of Social Anthropology from 2001. Her research experience includes several long-term field works in South-East Asia and a number of R&D-projects in companies and organizations in Norway. In 2007-2009 she was visiting scholar at the University of Chicago. Other work experience is in commercial banking and the finance department in public administration. Brøgger was research director at the Work Research Institute from 2011-2013, when she became professor in business development and innovation at BI. She teaches and supervises students at all levels, bachelor, master and Ph.d.

Research areas
Business development, innovation and growth, the market economy, industrial relations 

Teaching areas
New venture creation, internship, cultural understanding, board work

Kort biografi
Benedicte Brøgger er professor i forretningsutvikling og innovasjon. Tema for hennes forskning er de kulturelle sidene ved forretningsvirksomhet og vekst, og betingelsene for samforstand og gjensidig forpliktende samarbeid mellom ulike interessentgrupper. Hun har gjennomført flere lange feltarbeid i sør-øst Asia, og flere korte feltarbeider i forbindelse med utviklingsprosjekter i varehandel, olje- og energi, og prosessindustribedrifter, og i kommunalt sektor. Brøgger har en doktorgrad i sosialantropologi fra Universitetet i Oslo, og har i 2 år vært gjesteforsker ved University of Chicago. Hun har vært forskningsleder ved Arbeidsforskningsinstituttet og har arbeidserfaring fra finansnæringen og offentlig sektor.

Publications

Brøgger, Benedicte & Jevnaker, Birgit Helene (2018)

«En fugl i hånden … kan begynne noe» Effektuering av entreprenørskap i en entreprenørskapsutdanning

UNIPED, 41(01), s. 68- 79. Doi: 10.18261/issn.1893-8981-2018-01-06 - Fulltekst i vitenarkiv

Artikkelen retter søkelyset mot utvikling av utdanning i entreprenørskap ved en norsk handelshøyskole. Artikkelen har en eksplorativ form og drøfter noen grep som ble tatt for å utvikle entreprenørskapsprogrammer på Handelshøyskolen BI. Tema for drøftingen er pedagogisk entreprenørskap i et gradsgivende studieprogram. Vi har studert utviklingen over tid i én kontekst sett fra spesielt faglæreres engasjement og handlinger. Vi redegjør også for samspillet med eksterne samarbeidspartnere på ulike tidspunkter. Vi forstår utviklingen som et resultat av «effektuering», en «man tager hva man haver»-tilnærming, fordi det var slik den foregikk i praksis. Entreprenørskapsutdanning foregår ikke bare i klasserom, men like gjerne i inkubatorer og tettere integrert i økonomiske økosystemer enn det som er vanlig ved akademiske gradsgivende programmer. Dermed er det større behov for samarbeid enn når en akademisk institusjon har tilnærmet monopol på å bestemme utdanningens innhold og form. I artikkelen identifiserer vi tre suksesskriterier for pedagogisk entreprenørskap i et gradsgivende studieprogram: institusjonelle koblinger til eksterne parter, praksis i klasserommet og balanse mellom statiske kvalitetskrav og aktive studenter.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2017)

Sosialt entreprenørskap i Norge

Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2016)

Creation of a social media social venture

Škerlavaj, Miha; Černe, Matej, Dysvik, Anders & Carlsen, Arne (red.). Capitalizing on creativity at work: Fostering the implementation of creative ideas in organizations

Brøgger, Benedicte & Jevnaker, Birgit Helene (2014)

The cultural production of commodities: understanding the art and gaps of silent and seen design

Society and Business Review, 9(2), s. 124- 138. Doi: 10.1108/SBR-11-2013-0085

Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to shed light on the particular organizing design practices behind making items exchangeable into commodities. It is a constructive contribution to establish more critical studies of merchandizing. Design/methodology/approach – The study included several longitudinal projects in retail chains in Scandinavia. The research was based on anthropological and participatory research methods. We introduce the term “waremaking” as a term for the work to make items exchangeable and expand on a distinction between silent and seen design (Gorb and Dumas, 1987). Findings – Waremaking is business, but includes giving form to relations between business and society to make exchanges at all possible. We found considerable silent design work that is not commonly acknowledged in economic and social theory. Research limitations/implications – There is a need for comparative and aggregate studies. We deconstruct the conventional categories “commodities” and “merchandizing” and a study of the contingent effects on the meaning of other constructs is needed. Practical implications – Introducing the notion of waremaking yields important insights for organizations and managers. We offer a new framework of waremaking that crosses existing boundaries and helps construct new interfaces between designers, traders and consumers in society. Social implications – The papers reveal merchandizing as a culturally complex and nuanced form of work and a crucial field of practice. Originality/value – Scholars have denoted little attention to the cultural work of merchandizing. By delineating a new practice-based framework encompassing both ordinary and extraordinary work, we can address the cultural production of commodities.

Ditlev-Simonsen, Caroline Dale & Brøgger, Benedicte (2013)

CSR and employee motivation

Midttun, Atle (red.). CSR and beyond: A Nordic perspective

Brøgger, Benedicte (2012)

The Role of Supply Chains in Product Design

Gunn, Wendy & Donovan, Jared (red.). Design and Anthropology

Brøgger, Benedicte (2012)

Sosialt entreprenørskap i Norge - arenaer og former for deltagelse

Sosiologisk Årbok, 25(2), s. 71- 82.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2011)

The rise and demise of a supply chain

Journal of business anthropology, 2(2), s. 232- 253.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2010)

Work Tasks on the Move - Local Consequences of Global Divisions of Labour

Intergraph: Journal of Dialogic Anthropology, 2(2)

Brøgger, Benedicte (2010)

An innovative approach to employee participation in a Norwegian retail chain

Economic and Industrial Democracy, 31(4), s. 477- 495. Doi: 10.1177/0143831X09358364

Brøgger, Benedicte (2010)

Kjeder, entreprenørskap og antropologisk kunnskapsdannelse

Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift, 21(2-3), s. 129- 142.

Ataov, Anli; Brøgger, Benedicte & Hildrum, Jarle Moss (2010)

An action research approach to the inclusion of immigrants in work life and local community life Preparation of a participatory realm

Action Research, 8(3), s. 237- 265. Doi: 10.1177/1476750309335209

Brøgger, Benedicte (2009)

Research and change - a comparison of action research and conventional social science research methods

Brøgger, Benedicte & Eikeland, Olav (red.). Turning to practice with action research

Brøgger, Benedicte (2009)

Economic anthropology, trade and innovation

Social Anthropology, 17(3), s. 318- 333.

Brøgger, Benedicte & Eikeland, Olav (2009)

Introduction

Brøgger, Benedicte & Eikeland, Olav (red.). Turning to practice with action research

Brøgger, Benedicte & Eikeland, Olav (2009)

Turning to practice with action research

Peter Lang Publishing Group.

Brøgger, Benedicte & Eikeland, Olav (2009)

Turning to Practice with Action Research

Peter Lang Publishing Group.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2007)

Å tjene på samarbeid: medvirkning, partssamarbeid, bedriftsutvikling

Gyldendal Akademisk.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2007)

Samarbeid som produksjonsfaktor - en introduksjon

Gyldendal Akademisk.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2007)

Forhandling, samarbeid og konflikt

Gyldendal Akademisk.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2005)

Grunnlagsproblemer i praksis. Ingeniører, aksjonsforskere og antropologer i samarbeid om bedriftsutvikling

Fossestøl, Knut & Eikeland, Olav (red.). Nytt arbeidsliv - nye former for kunnskapsproduksjon

Brøgger, Benedicte (2004)

Identity matters: the case of the Singaporean Chinese

Christiansen, Flemming & Hedetoft, Ulf (red.). The politics of multiple belonging: ethnicity and nationalism in Europe and East Asia

Brøgger, Benedicte (2003)

Vestfold, Buskerud og Telemark

Bedriftsutvikling og regionale partnerskap. Erfaringer fra Verdiskaping 2010

Brøgger, Benedicte (2001)

Singapore

Ember, Melvin & Ember, Carol R (red.). Countries and their Cultures

Brøgger, Benedicte (1999)

Capital which binds. Singapore clan members' donations and investments in their qiaoxing areas in China

China Perspectives, 56(3), s. 52- 60.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2017)

Slik fungerer delingsøkonomien i Kina, http://www.innomag.no/gjesteinnlegg-slik-fungerer-delingsokonomien-i-kina/

Innomag [Kronikk]

Brøgger, Benedicte (2017)

Cultures for compliance – tax experts in Norway. Contribution to panel: Measuring and Mattering (Fair and Sustainable Taxation)

[Academic lecture]. 116th Annual Conference.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2017)

Changing relations between large taxpayers and the Norwegian tax agency 1992-2016

[Academic lecture]. National Tax Advocate Conversation Series.

Brøgger, Benedicte & Jevnaker, Birgit Helene (2017)

The Algorithm Fallacy

[Academic lecture]. Digital Culture and Society - international conference on Chinese and European developments.

Brøgger, Benedicte & Aziz, Kiran (2017)

On the value of compliance. A para-ethnographic study of tax compliance in Norway

[Academic lecture]. Cooperative compliance in retrospect and prospect.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2017)

Cultures for compliance - tax experts in Norway

[Academic lecture]. Department research seminar.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2017)

The Sharing Economy in China

[Academic lecture]. Nordic Center, Shanghai, Summer school.

Brøgger, Benedicte; Hugenschmidt, Eva & Klavenes, Kia (2014)

Social entrepreneurship in Norway: a question of combining incompatible resources

[Academic lecture]. Årskonferanse.

Dahl-Jørgensen, Carla; Brøgger, Benedicte & Huby, Guro Øyen (2014)

The anthropology of organizations: Report from a management tool

[Academic lecture]. Konferanse i antropologi.

Brøgger, Benedicte & Jevnaker, Birgit Helene (2013)

Understanding the waremaking practices: The art and gaps of silent and seen design

[Academic lecture]. 13th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management (EURAM).

Brøgger, Benedicte & Baustad, Ingeborg (2012)

Kommunikasjonens betydning for god resultatoppnåelse. Del 2. Ulikheter mellom ledertyper

Sørsveen, Åge & Baustad, Ingeborg (red.). Kommunikasjon som ressurs

Brøgger, Benedicte (2012)

Kommunikasjonens betydning for god resultatoppnåelse. Del I. fellestrekk ved norske ledere i Asia

Sørsveen, Åge & Baustad, Ingeborg (red.). Kommunikasjon som ressurs

Heen, Hanne; Brøgger, Benedicte & Lundberg, Maria (2012)

Ethnography as critique – Going beyond universal truths Paper prepared forThe 28th EGOS Colloquium
Helsinki, Finland
July 5–7, 2012Benedicte Brøgger benedicte.broegger@afi-wri.noHanne Heen hanne.heen@afi-wri.noMaria Lundberg maria.lundberg@sintef.noEthnography as critique –Going beyond universal truths

[Academic lecture]. The 28th EGOS Collocuium, Helsinki.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2011)

Connecting theory and practice, in practice - experiences from The Entrepreneurial Internship Program at the Norwegian School of Management (BI)

[Academic lecture]. (OLKC) Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities' annual conference.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2011)

Sosial entreprenørskap i Norge, arenaer og former for deltagelse

[Academic lecture]. Scandinavian Critical Theory Roundtable.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2010)

Intrapreneurship and participatory innovation in retailing

[Academic lecture]. 3rd International Conference and Doctoral Consortium focused on « Comparative approaches between research methods, consulting methodologies and doctoral programs across the United States and Europe ».

Brøgger, Benedicte (2010)

The sociality of the social entrepreneur

[Academic lecture]. Norsk antropologisk forenings årskonferanse, Antropologiens grenser - grensenes antropologi.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2010)

Action research and anthropology - understanding globalization

[Academic lecture]. EGOS (European group of Organization Studies) 26th annual colloquium, "Waves of Globalization".

Brøgger, Benedicte (2010)

GRA 3159 Entrepreneurial Internship Program. Hvordan koble teori og praksis – i praksis?

[Academic lecture]. Kurspaper til PED 0001: Introduksjonskurs i høyskolepedagogikk..

Brøgger, Benedicte (2009)

Work tasks on the move - local consequences of the new global divisions of labour

[Academic lecture]. Conference Work, life-project and globalisation: Understanding security, identity and morality in a wolrd of movement.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2009)

Hvorfor antropologien utfordrer troen på jernlover i den globale kapitalismen

[Academic lecture]. Annual conference of the Norwegian Anthropological Association.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2008)

Patterns of Collaboration in a World of Exchange - Retailing in Norway

[Academic lecture]. University of Chicago, workshop: Anthropology of Europe.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2008)

When the labour market is taken over by the market: working change, changing work in a Scandinavian retail chain

[Academic lecture]. European Group of Organization Studies, annual conference.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2008)

Collaboration in commerce

[Academic lecture]. American Anthropological Association annual conference.

Brøgger, Benedicte (2007)

Det bare hendte. Arbeidsinnvandring til Drammen

Kaldheim, Osmund (red.). Integreringskart 2007 Arbeidsinnvandring - en kunnskapsstatus

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2001 University of Oslo Ph.D Dr. Polit.
1989 University of Oslo Other
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2015 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate dean EMBA
2015 - Present BI Norwegian School of Business Associate Dean BI-Fudan MBA progran
2014 - Present Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus Professor
2013 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor
2010 - 2013 Work Research Institute Research director
2010 - 2013 BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
2007 - 2010 BI Norwegian Business School Postdoctoral Fellow
2007 - 2009 The University of Chicago Visiting Scholar
2000 - 2007 Work Research Institute Senior Researcher
1995 - 2000 University of Oslo PhD Candidate