Faculty Profile

Cathrine Filstad

Professor - Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour

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Cathrine Filstad is Professor in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at BI Norwegian School of Management. She is Professor II at the Police University College and Professor II at the University of Tromsø. She received her PhD in Organizational Learning and Leadership in 2003 from Aarhus School of Business.

Filstad's research interests include Organizational Learning, Leadership and Leadership Development. Learning Culture, Strategic Knowledge Management, Knowledge sharing and Trust, Social Identity and Belonging, HRM, Organizational Socialization and Newcomers Learning processes. Her research includes all types of organizations, public and private, the Health sector, the Police, paramedics, the Norwegian force,  the Bank Industry, the Oil Industry and the Tax Industry. Addtionally, whe holds yearly a number of presentations workshop, programs and facilitation for organizations within her expertise and contribute with cronics, articles, discussions in the Norwegian media and National scientific journals. She teaches and holds programs within Leadership Development, Knowledge sharing and how to create a strong Learning Culture in organizations and at BI. At BI she is responsible for courses at Master of Science in Organizational Learning, HRM at Bacheor thesis, and Learning Culture and Knowledge Sharing, Newcomers learning and HRM at BIs Part-time Executive Education.

She has a considerable number of artcles in scientific high ranked international journals. She has also written 6 books and a substantial number of book chapters. Her recent books is 2016 (2.ed): "Organisasjonslæring - fra kunnskap til kompetanse" and 2017 (january) "Nyansattes organisasjonssosialsering: perspektiver og læringsstrategier.

For more information about professor Filstad, please see her private homepage.


Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2003 Aarhus School of Business Ph.D.
1998 BI Norwegian Business School Master
1993 University of Oslo Bachelor
1989 Norwegian School of Marketing Diploma in Market Economy
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2011 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor and Doctor
2003 - 2011 BI Norwegian Business School Doctor and Associate Professor
2004 - 2007 BI Norwegian Business School Program Director Master of Science
1996 - 2003 BI Norwegian Business School Lecturer
1994 - 1996 BI Norwegian Business School/ Norwegian School of Marketing Chief of Administration
1986 - 1994 Norwegian School of Marketing Leader of the Exam Department/ Project Leader for the Career center
1983 - 1986 Arne Syversen A/S Purchasing Leader
1982 - 1983 Motorspeed A/S Employee