Faculty Profile

Gabriel R. G. Benito

Research Professor - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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(Current research information system in Norway)


I'm a Professor of International Strategy at BI Norwegian Business School. I have a doctorate from NHHNorwegian School of Economics  and a Siviløkonom/Masters degree from the BI Norwegian School of Management. Before joining BI, I had research and teaching positions at Copenhagen Business School, Østfold University College, and at the Norwegian Fund for Market and Distribution Research. I have been visiting professor at at Henley Business School/University of Reading (2015), Copenhagen Business School (2003-2005), and University of Valencia (2002-2003), and a visiting scholar at University of Melbourne (1998).

Research areas
My research has particularly dealt with foreign direct investment, the structure and behavior of multinational enterprises and their foreign subsidiaries, and foreign operation methods. I was Head of the Globalization Project, a research program dealing with a variety of issues related to globalization and its impact on small countries such as Norway, and funded over the years 2000-2004 by the Norwegian Research Council.

Teaching areas
I have taught a wide range of subjects within the business field, especially in international business and strategy, at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. I was the Dean of Doctoral Studies at BI Norwegian Business School (2011-2014), and prior to that also been in charge of several graduate programs, including Associate Dean for the PhD program in Strategic Management, and program director of the MSc program in International Business at BI (1997-2001). I was the national coordinator for Norway in Nord-IB, a Nordic cooperative effort on doctoral education in International Business Studies, from 2000 to 2003.
Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
1995 Norwegian School of Economics, NHH Ph.D Dr. Oecon.
1992 Norwegian School of Economics, NHH Master Cand. Merc.
1985 BI Norwegian Business School Master of Science in Business
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
1999 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor
2015 - 2015 Henley Business School, University of reading Visiting Fellow
2007 - 2011 University of Agder Adjunct Professor
2003 - 2005 Copenhagen Business School Visiting Professor
2002 - 2003 University of Valencia Visiting Professor
1997 - 1999 BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
1998 - 1998 University of Melbourne Visiting Research Scholar
1995 - 1996 Copenhagen Business School Research Associate Professor
1994 - 1995 BI Norwegian Business School Assistant Professor
1992 - 1994 Østfold University College Assistant Professor
1989 - 1991 NIM Norwegian Institute for Research in Marketing Research Fellow
1986 - 1988 FMD Norwegian Fund for Market and Distribution Research Research Associate
1986 - 1986 Norwegian School of Economics, NHH Teaching Assistant
1985 - 1986 NSD Norwegian Data Services for the Social Sciences Research Assistant