Faculty Profile

Heidi Wiig

Professor - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship


Professor Heidi Wiig holds a MA in Political Science with a major in International Political Economy from the University of Oslo, and a PhD in Economic Geography from Lund University, Sweden. She works as an Associate Dean for the PhD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at BI.

She has for several years carried out research in the field of innovation studies and her core research competence is related to regional industrial development and studies of innovation dynamics in specific sectors. In recent years she has had a special emphasize on global innovation networks and structural determinants for such activity.

Wiig has carried out numerous research projects, including evaluations of public organizations and policy initiatives, leading to more than 40 reports, book chapters and articles. She has been leading, coordinating and taking part in several research projects financed by both national (Norwegian research council, Innovation Norway, different ministries and county councils) and international sources (EU, OECD), of which many include partners from the Norwegian as well as the international research milieus in the field.

Publications registered in Cristin

(Current research information system in Norway)

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2006 University of Lund Ph.D Fil. Dr
1993 University of Oslo Master Cand. Polit.
2006 University of Lund Ph.D Fil. Dr
1993 University of Oslo Master Cand. Polit.
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2011 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor
2008 - 2011 BI Norwegian Business School Associate professor
2004 - 2008 NIFU STEP Senior researcher, Leader of the the programme area Innovation studies
2003 - 2004 SINTEF STEP Senior researcher, group leader, Innovation studies
1994 - 2003 Step-Group Researcher
1991 - 1994 Norsk Regnesentral Research Assistent
1990 - 1991 United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations (UNCTC). New York Intern and research assistant/consultant