Faculty Profile

Bjørn Erik Mørk

Associate Professor - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Biography

Biografi
Bjørn Erik is an Associate Professor of innovation, and an Associate Dean for the PhD specialisation in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Prior to starting at BI he was an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Management at Department of Informatics, University of Oslo (UiO), and responsible for the Executive Master in IT and Management (http://www.uio.no/studier/program/it-ledelse-master/). Since 2012 he has been an Associate Fellow at the IKON Research Unit, Warwick Business School, and he is now a Honorary Associate Professor at WBS. In addition, he holds a part-time position as an Executive Director in EY People Advisory Services.

Education and research
Bjørn Erik holds a Cand.Polit (organisational sociology) from the University of Oslo. He obtained his PhD in organisational sociology from UiO in 2009. During his PhD and post.doc he was visiting scholar at UC Berkeley (in 2005 and 2012) and Warwick Business School (2006 and 2014). 

In his research he is doing practice-based studies of innovation processes, organising, learning, knowing and change in organisations. In particular he is interested in the development and introduction of new technologies and practices in the health care sector. A central topic in his research is why breakthroughs in knowledge that could potentially lead to better patient treatment often remain local rather than being translated into medical practices elsewhere. Hence, he addresses issues like cross-disciplinary collaboration, boundary work, ways of organising, power relations, and learning.

The annual International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC) is an important academic community and network for Bjørn Erik, and in 2014 he was part of the Organising Committee when BI hosted the OLKC conference. He has been involved in organising teaching workshops, doctoral consortiums and various symposiums at OLKC, and is currently Chairman of the OLKC Executive Board together with Cathrine Filstad.

Bjørn Erik is also an active member of Fulbright Alumni Association Norway (FAAN), and has been a member of the FAAN Board since 2014. He is currently President of FAAN. 

Teaching and supervision
Organisational theory, innovation management, learning, entrepreneurship and qualitative methods.  At BI he is involved in teaching and supervising in the executive master programme for health care managers (https://www.bi.no/studier-og-kurs/kurs/masterprogram/helseledelse/), and is responsible for bachelorcourse BMP 2900 "Innovasjon og organisering av helsetjenesten" (https://programmeinfo.bi.no/nb/kurs/BMP-2900/2018-host).

He is supervising master and PhD students.

Publications registered in Cristin

(Current research information system in Norway)

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2009 Universitetet i Oslo PhD
2001 University of Oslo Master Cand. Polit.
1998 University of Oslo Cand.Mag
2009 Universitetet i Oslo PhD
2001 University of Oslo Master Cand. Polit.
1998 University of Oslo Cand.Mag
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2017 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor in Innovation
2012 - Present IKON Research Unit, Warwick Business School Associate Fellow
2015 - 2017 University of Oslo, Department of Informatics Associate Professor of Information Systems and Management
2012 - 2017 EY, People Advisory Services Senior manager
2011 - 2015 University of Oslo, Department of Informatics Postdoctoral Fellow
2014 - 2014 IKON Research Unit, Warwick Business School Visiting scholar
2012 - 2012 UC Berkeley, Department of Sociology Fulbright visiting scholar
2008 - 2012 EY, People, Organization and Change Manager
2007 - 2008 EY Senior consultant
2006 - 2007 Intervention Centre, Rikshospitalet University Hospital Research fellow
2006 - 2006 IKON Research Unit, Warwick Business School Visiting scholar
2006 - 2006 BI Norwegian Business School Research fellow
2005 - 2006 University of Oslo, Department of health management and health economics Research fellow
2005 - 2005 UC Berkeley, Institute for Labour and Employment Visiting scholar
2002 - 2005 Intervention Centre, Rikshospitalet University Hospital Research fellow
2000 - 2002 Intervention Centre, Rikshospitalet University Hospital Research project coordinator