Faculty Profile

Jan Terje Karlsen

Professor - Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour

Publications

Karlsen, Jan Terje & Berg, Emil Morten (2018)

Selvledelse og superledelse: Å nå personlige og organisatoriske mål gjennom tillit, involvering og ansvar

Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, 21(2), s. 68- 76. - Fulltekst i vitenarkiv

Det er fristende å skylde på omgivelsene når noe går galt. Dette hindrer imidlertid personlig læring. Man ødelegger for seg selv. Den enkelte medarbeider bør i større grad ta ansvar for å lede seg selv. Dette kan gjøres ved å trene på å styre sine tanker, følelser og handlinger. Enkelte bedrifter, institusjoner og skoler er fremdeles preget av en ordre- og kontrolledelse. Det gir lite innovasjon og læring. Andre former for ledelse etterlyses. Superledelse er å lede medarbeidere til å lede seg selv. Selvledelse er å ta regi i eget liv. Dette kan gi økt innovasjon, trivsel, prestasjon og mening. Mange medarbeidere er lite bevisst på sin egen selvledelse. Årsaken kan være fastlåst tenkemåte, egosvekkelse, manglende fokus, lav mestringstro samt ytre kontrollplassering der man skylder på omgivelsene. Artikkelen utfordrer ledere til å prøve ut selvledelse og superledelse for å takle sine oppgaver og få egne erfaringer. Virkemidlene er blant annet å ha et realistisk menneskesyn, bruke en skrittvis læremetode, bygge en gi-kultur og utvikle psykologisk kapital. Som case i denne artikkelen brukes en leder som er dyktig til å lede sine medarbeidere til å lede seg selv.

van Oorschot, Kim; Solli-Sæther, Hans & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2018)

The knowledge protection paradox: imitation and innovation through knowledge sharing

International Journal of Technology Management

Berg, Morten Emil & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2017)

Coachende lederstil: Å støtte og utfordre seg selv og sine medarbeidere til å lykkes

Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, s. 50- 59.

Berg, Morten Emil & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2016)

A study of coaching leadership style practice in projects

Management Research Review, 39(9), s. 1122- 1142. Doi: 10.1108/MRR-07-2015-0157

Solli-Sæther, Hans; Karlsen, Jan Terje & van Oorschot, Kim (2015)

Strategic and cultural misalignment: Knowledge sharing barriers in project networks

Project Management Journal, 46(3), s. 49- 60. Doi: 10.1002/pmj.21501

Solli-Sæther, Hans & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2014)

Enablers and barriers of knowledge sharing for offshore outsourced ISD project: A case study

International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, 5(2), s. 44- 59. Doi: 10.4018/ijitpm.2014040104

Berg, Morten Emil & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2014)

How project managers can encourage and develop positive emotions in project teams

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 7(3), s. 449- 472. Doi: 10.1108/IJMPB-01-2013-0003

Karlsen, Jan Terje; Folke-Olsen, Odin & Torvatn, Tim (2013)

Project Risk Management: Use and Benefit of Various Tools

International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management, 2(4), s. 79- 101. Doi: 10.4018/ijrcm.2013100106

This study is about project risk management tools. The aim has been to identify which tools have the greatest potential for contribution to risk management processes in the Norwegian oil and gas industry, and which factors contribute to efficient risk management. Empirical data from the Norwegian industry have been gathered using a questionnaire. The results revealed strong relationships between project system complexity, average tool score and risk management contribution. Furthermore, the results of the analysis show that some of the previous recommendations of tools for project risk management may have been based on a restricted set of determinants. On the other hand, similarities are also found with previous research in terms of the highest ranked tools based on perceived contribution to the risk management performance. Compared to the previous findings, this study indicates that a new measure for project management performance is needed, and that the recommendation of tools based on the risk management contribution index may be flawed. Nevertheless, it is concluded that several of the recommended tools are of great value across industries.

Berg, Morten Emil & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2013)

Managing Stress in Projects Using Coaching Leadership Tools

Engineering Management Journal, 25(4), s. 52- 61.

Berg, Morten Emil & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2012)

An evaluation of management training and coaching

Journal of Workplace Learning, 24(3), s. 177- 199. Doi: 10.1108/13665621211209267

Solli-Sæther, Hans & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2012)

Knowledge transfer in shipbuilding projects: a study of facilitating mechanisms

International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 4(3), s. 256- 271. Doi: 10.1504/IJPOM.2012.048224

Villmo, Harald Brugaard; Torvatn, Tim Kristian Andreas & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2012)

Risk of Contract Growth and Opportunistic Behavior: A Comparison of Two Megaprojects

International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management, 1(3), s. 59- 74. Doi: 10.4018/ijrcm.2012070104

This paper explores the risk associated with contract growth and opportunistic behavior in contractors with a special focus on the management of changes and interfaces. The study compares two successful megaprojects, the Gudrun oil platform by Statoil in the North Sea and the ATLAS detector at CERN. The empirical data were obtained using in-depth interviews with key personnel at Statoil and CERN. The study makes three significant contributions to knowledge: (1) megaprojects can benefit from having a high level of staffing since management costs are relatively small compared to construction costs; (2) when part of the end design is left to contractors, the contractors are given an opening to act in an opportunistic manner, which can cause contract growth; and (3) when a high level of integration is performed in-house, companies can take an extreme cost-driven approach to contracting.

Karlsen, Jan Terje; Hagman, Line & Pedersen, Thomas (2011)

Intra-project transfer of knowledge in information systems development firms

Journal of Systems and Information Technology, 13(1), s. 66- 80. Doi: 10.1108/13287261111118359

Karlsen, Jan Terje (2011)

Supportive culture for efficient project uncertainty management

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 4(2), s. 240- 256. Doi: 10.1108/17538371111120225

Karlsen, Jan T. (2010)

Project owner involvement for information and knowledge sharing in uncertainty management

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 3(4), s. 642- 660.

Gottschalk, Petter & Karlsen, Jan T. (2009)

Entrepreneurship in organized crime: Career stages in gangs

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 6(4), s. 448- 460.

Gottschalk, Petter & Karlsen, Jan T. (2009)

Is 'strategy' always strategy for police intelligence and analysis in Norway

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 6(4), s. 438- 447.

Gottschalk, Petter & Karlsen, Jan T. (2009)

Knowledge management in law firm business

Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 16(3), s. 432- 442.

Gottschalk, Petter; Holgersson, Stefan & Karlsen, Jan T. (2009)

How knowledge organizations work: The case of detectives

Learning Organization, 16(2), s. 88- 102.

Karlsen, Jan T.; Græe, Ketil & Massaoud, Mona Jensvold (2008)

Building Trust in Project - Stakeholder Relationships

Baltic Journal of Management, 3(1), s. 7- 22. Doi: 10.1108/17465260810844239

Gottschalk, Petter & Karlsen, Jan T. (2008)

How knowledge organizations work: the case of law firms

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 4(4), s. 349- 356.

Karlsen, Jan T.; Græe, Ketil & Massaoud, Mona Jensvold (2008)

The role of trust in project - stakeholder relationships: a study of a construction project

International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 1(1), s. 105- 118.

Evensmo, Jan & Karlsen, Jan T. (2008)

Looking for the Source - Where Do Crash Costs Come From?

Cost Engineering, 50(7), s. 20- 23.

Gottschalk, Petter & Karlsen, Jan T. (2008)

Mobilisation of strategic Information Technology resources: the influence of knowledge sharing on Information Technology governance

International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 2(3), s. 227- 243.

Karlsen, Jan T. (2008)

Forming relationships with stakeholders in engineering projects

European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2(1), s. 35- 49.

Berg, Morten Emil; Dean, Geoff, Gottschalk, Petter & Karlsen, Jan T. (2008)

Police management roles as determinants of knowledge sharing attitude in criminal investigations

International Journal of Public Sector Management, 21(3), s. 271- 284.

Karlsen, Jan T. (2008)

A Q-sort Study of Benefit Realization in IT Projects

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 3(4), s. 356- 373.

Berg, Morten Emil & Karlsen, Jan T. (2007)

Mental Models in Project Management Coaching

Engineering Management Journal, 19(3), s. 31- 41.

Kolltveit, Bjørn Johs.; Karlsen, Jan T. & Grønhaug, Kjell (2007)

Perspectives on project management

International Journal of Project Management, 25(1), s. 3- 9.

This paper addresses perspectives underlying the project management litterature. Content analysis of selected textbooks and formal articles revealed that this litterature is primarly based on a few perspectives, and that the perspectives emphasized have changed over time. Today the leadership perspectives is the dominant one, while the task perspectives earlier was the most emphasized. The study also revealed growing application of the leadership and business perspectives.

Karlsen, Jan T.; Gottschalk, Petter, Gottschalk, Petter, Glomseth, Rune & Fahsing, Ivar Andre (2007)

Managing police investigation by projects

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 4(4), s. 391- 410.

Glomseth, Rune; Gottschalk, Petter, Gottschalk, Petter & Karlsen, Jan T. (2007)

Leadership roles as determinants of criminal investigation performance: An empirical study of Norwegian police as value shop

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 4(2), s. 128- 142.

Karlsen, Jan T.; Andersen, J., Berkely, S.L. & Ødegård, E. (2006)

An Empirical Study of Critical Success Factors in IT Projects

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 3(4), s. 297- 311.

Gottschalk, Petter & Karlsen, Jan T. (2006)

Project Manager Roles in IT Outsourcing

Engineering Management Journal, 18(1), s. 30- 36.

Karlsen, Jan T.; Andersen, J., Berkely, S.L. & Ødegård, E. (2005)

What characterizes successful IT projects?

International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, 4(4), s. 525- 540.

Karlsen, Jan T. & Lereim, Jon (2005)

Management of Project Contingency and Allowance

Cost Engineering, 47(9), s. 24- 29.

Gottschalk, Petter & Karlsen, Jan T. (2005)

A comparison of leadership roles in internal IT projects versus outsourcing projects

Industrial management + data systems, 105(9), s. 1137- 1149.

Karlsen, Jan T. & Gottschalk, Petter (2004)

Factors Affecting Knowledge Transfer in IT Projects

Engineering Management Journal, 16(1), s. 3- 10.

Kolltveit, Bjørn Johs.; Karlsen, Jan T. & Grønhaug, Kjell (2004)

Exploiting opportunities in uncertainty during the early project phase

Journal of Management in Engineering, 20(4), s. 134- 140.

The early project phase is associated with uncertainty. In past literature on projects as well as in business, uncertainty (risk) is often conceived of as something unpleasant that should be avoided. This paper, in contrast, points at unexploited opportunities embedded in this uncertain early project phase. The key argument is that the profit potential of projects is inversely related to degree of uncertainty. A distinction is made between internal and external sources of uncertainty to capture the uncertainty profile of projects. Analysis of four large-scaled projects shows that choice of project strategy can alter dramatically a project's uncertainty profile and thus its profit potential. Implications for project management are highlighted.

Karlsen, Jan T. & Gottschalk, Petter (2003)

An Empirical Evaluation of Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms for IT Projects

Journal of Computer Information Systems, 44(1), s. 112- 119.

Karlsen, Jan T. (2002)

Project Stakeholder Management

Engineering Management Journal, 14(4), s. 19- 24.

Karlsen, Jan T. & Gottschalk, Petter (2002)

Management Roles for Successful IT Projects

International Project Management Journal, 8(1), s. 7- 13.

Karlsen, Jan T.; Gottschalk, Petter & Andersen, Erling S. (2002)

External or Internal Focus? A Comparison of IT Executive and IT Project Manager Roles

Engineering Management Journal, 14(2), s. 5- 11.

Berg, Morten Emil & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2018)

Vaksine mot maktsyke

Dagens næringsliv [Kronikk]

van Oorschot, Kim; Karlsen, Jan Terje & Solli-Sæther, Hans (2017)

Del kunnskapen med kineserne. Skal du lykkes i Kina, er det bedre å dele kunnskap enn å forsøke å beskytte den

Dagens næringsliv [Kronikk]

Karlsen, Jan Terje (2017)

Fem grunner til kostnadssprekk

Dagens næringsliv [Kronikk]

Karlsen, Jan Terje & Berg, Morten Emil (2016)

Læring trumfer prestasjon

Dagens næringsliv [Kronikk]

Karlsen, Jan Terje & Solli-Sæther, Hans (2016)

Krevende å flagge jobber hjem?

Dagens næringsliv [Kronikk]

Berg, Morten Emil & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2014)

Glede først

Dagens næringsliv [Kronikk]

van Oorschot, Kim; Solli-Sæther, Hans & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2014)

Lurt å dele kunnskap?

Sunnmørsposten [Kronikk]

Berg, Morten Emil & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2013)

Gi- eller ta-kultur?

Dagens næringsliv [Kronikk]

Karlsen, Jan Terje (2012)

Når prosjektene blir usikre

Ukeavisen ledelse [Kronikk]

Berg, Morten Emil & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2012)

Suksess-hjelp

Dagens næringsliv [Kronikk]

Karlsen, Jan Terje (2010)

Bruk risikostyring for å oppnå økt profitt: Jobb strategisk

Ukeavisen ledelse [Kronikk]

Karlsen, Jan Terje & Berg, Morten Emil (1)

Å lykkes med en coachende lederstil

BI Leadership Magazine [Kronikk]

Karlsen, Jan Terje & Berg, Morten Emil (1)

Slik takler du stress

BI Leadership Magazine [Kronikk]

Karlsen, Jan Terje; Solli-Sæther, Hans, van Oorschot, Kim & Vaagaasar, Anne Live (1)

Kan du stole på din utenlandske leverandør?

BI Leadership Magazine [Kronikk]

Karlsen, Jan Terje (1)

Lev bedre med usikkerhet

BI Leadership Magazine [Kronikk]

Berg, Morten Emil & Karlsen, Jan Terje (1)

Å hjelpe andre til å lykkes

BI Leadership Magazine [Kronikk]

Karlsen, Jan Terje & Berg, Morten Emil (1)

Gi- eller ta-kultur?

BI Leadership Magazine [Kronikk]

van Oorschot, Kim; Solli-Sæther, Hans & Karlsen, Jan Terje (1)

Lurt å dele kunnskap?

BI Leadership Magazine [Kronikk]

Karlsen, Jan Terje & Berg, Morten Emil (1)

Hva gir deg glede?

BI Leadership Magazine [Kronikk]

Solli-Sæther, Hans & Karlsen, Jan Terje (1)

Kunsten å bygge skip

BI Leadership Magazine [Kronikk]

Solli-Sæther, Hans & Karlsen, Jan Terje (1)

Å lykkes med prosjekter i lavkostland

BI Leadership Magazine [Kronikk]

Karlsen, Jan Terje (2017)

Prosjektledelse: fra initiering til gevinstrealisering

[Textbook]. Universitetsforlaget.

Karlsen, Jan Terje; Solli-Sæther, Hans, Solli-Sæther, Hans, van Oorschot, Kim & Vaagaasar, Anne Live (2015)

Kan du stole på din utenlandske leverandør?

[Popular scientific article]. BI Business Review

Karlsen, Jan Terje; Solli-Sæther, Hans & van Oorschot, Kim (2015)

The role of uncertainty on boundary spanning activities in offshore IS projects

[Academic lecture]. International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP).

Berg, Morten Emil & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2014)

Coachende lederstil: Et partnerskap i læring

[Popular scientific article]. Prosjektledelse, s. 20- 23.

van Oorschot, Kim; Solli-Sæther, Hans & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2014)

Sharing knowledge or not? Innovation and imitation in shipbuilding projects in China

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Solli-Sæther, Hans; van Oorschot, Kim & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2013)

When Entry Strategy Becomes Exit Strategy: Knowledge Transfer in Innovative Shipbuilding Projects in China

[Academic lecture]. SMS Special Conference Lake Geneva.

van Oorschot, Kim; Solli-Sæther, Hans & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2013)

When enter strategy becomes exit strategy: Knowledge transfer in innovative shipbuilding projects in China

[Academic lecture]. 11th edition of IRNOP (International Research Network on Organizing by Projects).

Solli-Sæther, Hans; Vaagaasar, Anne Live, van Oorschot, Kim & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2013)

The organizing of offshoring projects: Copying with control mechanisms and trust

[Academic lecture]. 11th edition of IRNOP (International Research Network on Organizing by Projects).

Solli-Sæther, Hans; Karlsen, Jan Terje & van Oorschot, Kim (2013)

Knowledge sharing in innovative shipbuilding projects: An international case study of a triad

[Academic lecture]. 11th edition of IRNOP (International Research Network on Organizing by Projects).

Solli-Sæther, Hans; Karlsen, Jan Terje, Vaagaasar, Anne Live & van Oorschot, Kim (2013)

Offshoring i partnerskap

[Popular scientific article]. Prosjektledelse, s. 8- 14.

Berg, Morten Emil & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2013)

Gi-kultur eller ta-kultur i prosjektledelse?

[Popular scientific article]. Prosjektledelse, s. 5- 9.

Karlsen, Jan Terje (2013)

Prosjektledelse: fra initiering til gevinstrealisering

[Textbook]. Universitetsforlaget.

Berg, Morten Emil & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2012)

Hvordan mestre stress i prosjekter?

[Popular scientific article]. Prosjektledelse, s. 5- 7.

Solli-Sæther, Hans & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2012)

Kunnskapsdeling i offshore systemutviklingsprosjekter

[Popular scientific article]. Prosjektledelse, s. 10- 13.

Solli-Sæther, Hans & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2010)

Kunnskapsoverføring i skipsbyggingsprosjekter

[Popular scientific article]. Prosjektledelse, s. 22- 24.

Karlsen, Jan Terje & Gottschalk, Petter (2008)

Prosjektledelse: fra initiering til gevinstrealisering

[Textbook]. Universitetsforlaget.

Karlsen, Jan Terje (2006)

Prosjektledelse ved Handelshøyskolen BI

[Popular scientific article]. Prosjektledelse, s. 16- 17.

Berg, Morten Emil & Karlsen, Jan Terje (2006)

Prosjektcoaching - En metode for utviklende prosjektledelse

[Popular scientific article]. Prosjektledelse, s. 8- 10.

Karlsen, Jan T. & Gottschalk, Petter (2005)

Prosjektledelse: fra initiering til gevinstrealisering

[Textbook]. Universitetsforlaget.

Evensmo, Jan & Karlsen, Jan T. (2004)

Reviewing the Assumptions Behind Performance Indexes

[Academic lecture]. 48th Annual Meeting of AACE International (the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering.

Karlsen, Jan T. & Lereim, Jon (2004)

Management of Project Risk Reserves

[Academic lecture]. Society for Engineering Management 25th National Conference.

Karlsen, Jan T. (2003)

Project Management – return on investment

[Academic lecture]. IPMA International symposium and Nordnet.

Karlsen, Jan T. & Evensmo, Jan (2003)

Crash Costs – what are they all about?

[Academic lecture]. American Society for Engineering Management 24th National Conference.

Karlsen, Jan T. (2002)

Project Stakeholder Management

[Academic lecture]. Engineering Management in the Global Environment.

Karlsen, Jan T.; Gottschalk, Petter & Andersen, Erling S. (2002)

InformationTechnology Management Roles: A Comparison of IT executives and IT project managers

[Academic lecture]. Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences.

Karlsen, Jan Terje & Pedersen, Ann-Charlott (1998)

Leverandøren - prosjektets viktigste eksterne aktør?

[Academic lecture]. Nordnet 98 - Nordisk prosjektkonferanse.

Karlsen, Jan Terje & Elvenes, Bjørn Otto (1997)

Coping with environmental uncertainty in projects

[Academic lecture]. IPMA Symposium on Project Management.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
1998 Norwegian University of Science and Technology Ph.D.
1993 University of Agder Master of Science in Business
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2009 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor
2000 - 2009 BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
1994 - 1998 Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU PhD Candidate
1993 - 1994 Norwegian School of Economics, NHH PhD Candidate
1991 - 1993 Høgskolen i Agder (now University of Agder) Assistant teacher