Faculty Profile

Øyvind Lund Martinsen

Head of Department, Professor - Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour


Oyvind L. Martinsen is professor in organizational psychology at BI-Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. He took his PhD in psychology at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen (also in Norway) in 1995 where he was employed from 1990 until 2008 (20% position from 1999).

He came to Norwegian Business School in 1998 as associate professor in leadership and organizational psychology. Here he was also Associate Dean for BI's Master of Management programs from 2003 to 2006. In 2006/2007 he was on leave from BI to be the head of the Norwegian Army's Leadership Research Institute. He  is currently professor in organizational psychology and head of department at Department for Leadership and Organizational Behavior at Norwegian Business School.

Martinsen has written several articles in national and international research journals on leadership, personality, motivation, educational psychology, and creativity, and several book chapters and reports on the same topics. He is editor in chief for the Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, and adjunct professor in leadership at the Norwegian Defence University College.

His current research projects are aimed at military leadership, 360 degree  leadership evaluations, self-leadership, empowering leadership, motivational and personality influences on insight and creativity.

Publications registered in Cristin

(Current research information system in Norway)

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
1995 University of Bergen Ph.D Dr. Philos.
1995 University of Bergen Ph.D Dr. Philos.
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2011 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor
1998 - 2011 BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
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