Faculty Profile

Cecilie Asting

Lecturer - Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour


Gottschalk, Petter & Asting, Cecilie (2020)

Crime Signal Detection Theory: Two Case Studies of the Five-Stage Model from Observer to Whistleblower

Deviant Behavior Doi: 10.1080/01639625.2020.1816147

The objective of this article is to present a study of two observers turning into whistleblowers through stages of crime signal detection, registration, interpretation, reception, and knowledge. The study applies signal detection theory emphasizing signal alertness, signal reflection, pattern recognition, and personal knowledge. The research method applied is personal interviews with the whistleblowers who noticed deviant behavior, one of which blew the whistle on corruption that later led to the incarceration of several corporate executives. Results indicate that the whistleblowers became more certain of their information as they could discuss their observations with others. An important human factor in whistleblowing is thus the ability to discuss initial observations with people that one can trust, which can lead to documented allegations against suspected individuals. The case studies illustrate experience from troublesome whistleblowing on top executives, where the second whistleblower was less successful.

Gottschalk, Petter & Asting, Cecilie (2020)

Entitled to embezzlement? The case of successful executives working for rich heirs

Deviant Behavior, 41(3), s. 269- 277. Doi: 10.1080/01639625.2018.1564365 - Full text in research archive

Gottschalk, Petter & Asting, Cecilie (2019)

The family firm as an arena for white-collar crime

International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management (IJBCRM), 9(4), s. 283- 297. Doi: 10.1504/IJBCRM.2019.102594 - Full text in research archive

In this article, we identify certain aspects of family firms that can cause specific personal motives, organisational opportunities and deviant behaviours. Based on the theory of convenience, we identify organisational opportunities for family members to defraud their own firm. We also identify personal willingness for non-family members to defraud the family firm where they work. We do not argue that white-collar crime is more or less frequent in family firms compared to other kinds of firms. There are several solutions to this problem. Family members should not have voting rights and privileges that cause actions without controls. Non-family members expect firms to pay them fairly and to stimulate them to identify with the business.

Asting, Cecilie & Swanberg, Anne Berit (2011)

How can we make junior business students understand the importance of learning organizational behaviour and management?

Seminar.net - Media, technology and lifelong learning, 7(2), s. 69- 78.

Asting, Cecilie & Swanberg, Anne Berit (2020)

Nye lederutfordringer: Generasjon Z inn i arbeidslivet

[Academic lecture]. NEON 2020.

Asting, Cecilie & Swanberg, Anne Berit (2020)

Nye forventninger til ledelse?

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Praktisk økonomi & finans, s. 200- 209. Doi: https://doi.org/10.18261/issn.1504-2871

Jevnaker, Birgit Helene & Asting, Cecilie (2017)

«De måske egnede» En diskurs om organisasjons- og ledelsesfag i siviløkonomutdanningen.

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, 20(5), s. 70- 80.

Asting, Cecilie (2013)

Student response system (SRS) - motivation and learning outcome

[Academic lecture]. Assessment in HE Conference.

Swanberg, Anne Berit; Sjarbani, Larissa, Holte Haug, Kristin, Tvenge, Nina, Bøe, Tove & Asting, Cecilie (2012)

TECnology and MEdia USe in higher education

[Academic lecture]. NFPF/NERA’S 40TH CONGRESS.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2008 BI Norwegian Business School Master
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2012 - Present Norwegian Academy of Music Lecturer
2009 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Lecturer
2004 - 2009 BI Norwegian Business School Lecturer
2000 - 2002 Enitel ASA/IdComnet AS Marketing manager
1998 - 2000 Self-employed Consultant
1997 - 1998 Matnett AS Marketing manager
1994 - 1996 Moss Dagblad AS Marketing manager
1992 - 1994 Semic Nordisk Forlag A/S Product manager
1991 - 1992 Reklamebyråforeningen Project manager
1987 - 1990 De norske Bokklubbene Product secretary