Employee Profile

Stein Bjørnstad

Adjunct Associate Professor - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship


I was born on 30 July 1968 in Bærum, Norway, and grew up mostly in Ås, in the vicinity of Oslo. I am married to Dagmar and live in Oslo.
My carreer involves a stunt in politics and public relations. I worked on and off for several years doing research, speech writing, analysis and campaign work. I switched to business and worked for some years at Ernst & Young Management Consulting with Corporate Finance and Health Care, before joining a start up. During the IT boom I worked full time for a couple of years with a company involved in mobile Internet. Since 2005 I have been working with Deloitte Consulting. As for my academic carrer, please refer to the CV.

Research areas
I am interested in the (slow) emergence of technologies for extracting oil and gas offshore - and in the extraordinary qualities of people that manage to change the system. I also take a keen interest in mentalities, how they change and how this affects the behaviour of people. Sometimes the subjects overlap which is doubly fascinating.

Teaching areas

  • Entrepreneurship - particularly when applied to science
  • Innovation - particularly in the field of offshore technology
  • Economic and business history


Bjørnstad, Stein (2007)

Forklaringsmodeller for 'århundrets største ingeniørbragder'

Kunnskap, næringsutvikling og innovasjonspolitikk, Olav Spilling (red)

Bjørnstad, Stein (2005)

Oljeteknologi og innovasjon

Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, 8(2), s. 63- 70.

Aamodt, Per O; Bjørnstad, Stein, Sandsør, Astrid M. Jorde, Finnanger, Edvin & Jensen, Thea (2016)

Kostnadskartlegging av fylkeskommunale fagskoler

[Report]. Deloitte.

Reiling, Rune Borgan; Snåre, Mirjam, Finnanger, Edvin, Rikter-Svendsen, Torstein, Bjørnstad, Stein & Aamodt, Per O (2014)

Hva koster en student? En kostnadskartlegging av universiteter og høgskoler

[Report]. NIFU Nordisk institutt for studier av innovasjon, forskning og utdanning.

Songstad, Stein Ove; Bjørkelo, Birte, Dahle, Tone Mari, Husabø, Gunnar & Bjørnstad, Stein (2011)

Evaluering av faglig og økonomisk styring i det statlige barnevernet

[Report]. Deloitte.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2009 BI Norwegian Business School Ph.D.
1996 University of Oslo Master Cand. Philol.
1994 University of Oslo Bachelor
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2009 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
2005 - Present Deloitte Senior Manager
2003 - 2007 BI Norwegian Business School Ph.D. Student
2000 - 2002 Mobile Media Company Manager
1998 - 2000 Ernst & Young Management Consulting Senior consultant
1997 - 1997 Norwegian Institute of Defence Studies Researcher
1997 - 1997 Høyres Hovedorganisasjon Campaign worker
1994 - 1996 Norwegian Institute of Defence Studies Assistant
1990 - 1991 Unge Høyres Hovedorganisasjon Political secretary