Faculty Profile

Anne Kokkonen

Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship


Hauge, Åshild Lappegard; Flyen, Cecilie, Venås, Christoffer, Kokkonen, Anne & Aall, Carlo (2020)

Public-Private Cooperation for Climate Adaptation - Providing Insurance Loss Data to the Municipalities

Filho, Walter Leal & Jacob, Daniela (red.). Handbook of Climate Services

This chapter discusses experiences from public-private cooperation for climate services providing insurance loss data (from weather related damage) on asset level for Norwegian municipalities.‘Insurance loss data’ display insurance adjustments on address level after nature hazards. The chapter compiles results from three successive studies performed in the period from 2013 to 2018. The studies examined the utility value of insurance loss data for 10 municipalities and investigated the attitudes in the 8 largest Norwegian insurance companies for sharing such data. The findings demonstrate that insurance loss data on asset level can improve municipal understanding of both current and future climate risks, and thus improve the effect and quality of measures to prevent and adapt to such risks. However, with respect to data quality, precise time and place for damage occurrence is essential. With respect to data availability, it is essential that the insurance companies are willing to share loss data with municipalities working with mitigation of risks. Commercial sensitivity is important for the companies, and therefore only restricted entities should be allowed access to the data. The insurance companies also stressed their responsibility for protection of privacy for their customers. Finding solutions to the data access and privacy is up to national authorities. As a direct follow-up of the findings and the recommendations from the studies, The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and Finance Norway are cooperating in developing a climate service called ‘knowledge bank’ for compiling and providing access to data on natural hazard events. The knowledge bank is relating to both current and future climate, strengthening municipalities in their work on risk prevention, and climate change adaptation. Loss data from insurance companies are one type of data they are including.

Kokkonen, Anne & Vaagaasar, Anne Live (2017)

Managing collaborative space in multi-partner projects

Construction Management and Economics, 36(2), s. 83- 95. Doi: 10.1080/01446193.2017.1347268

Collaboration across company borders in multi-partner construction projects has proven to be challenging. An increasing number of projects aim to strengthen such collaboration by collocating project members from different companies in the same physical space. Yet we know little about the management practices required for taking advantage of such a collaborative space. To begin to remedy this shortcoming, we present an in-depth case study of a hospital construction project that applied a collaborative space and focus on the management practices influencing this space. With the help of affordance theory, we identified two types of management practices and show how they transform across project phases. These management practices included designing the physical elements of the collaborative space, and creating shared collaboration practices for the space. We contribute to the construction management literature by taking the first step in conceptualizing the connections between space, management and collaboration practices in the context of multi-partner projects. We suggest managers to consider carefully what kind of collaboration practices the space is expected to enhance and plan the physical and social space to support it.

Kokkonen, Anne (2020)

Change agents. Individuals as agents for Organizational Change

[Report]. SINTEF akademisk forlag.

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Kokkonen, Anne & Kvålshaugen, Ragnhild (2020)

What makes collaboration works?

[Report]. SINTEF Community.

Kokkonen, Anne (2019)

Exploring the ideology of sustainability to change engineering solutions

[Academic lecture]. Eleventh International Symposium on Process Organization Studies.

Venås, Christoffer; Kokkonen, Anne & Hauge, Åshild Lappegard (2019)

Organisering av klimatilpasningsarbeid

[Report]. SINTEF Byggforsk.

Hauge, Åshild Lappegard; Flyen, Cecilie, Venås, Christoffer, Aall, Carlo, Kokkonen, Anne & Ebeltoft, Mia (2018)

Attitudes in Norwegian insurance companies towards sharing loss data – Public-private cooperation for improved climate adaptation

[Report]. SINTEF akademisk forlag.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2018 Aalto University, Finland D.Sc. (Tech.)
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2018 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Postdoctoral fellow