Faculty Profile

Rolv Petter Storvik Amdam

Professor - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Publications registered in Cristin

(Current research information system in Norway)


I am Professor of Business History from 1997. From 2006 to 2010 I was Associate Dean for BI's Executive Master of Management programmes, and from 2011 to 2014 I was the Dean for BI's executive programmes.

I received my Dr.Philos degree from the University of Oslo based on a study of the development of business education in Norway, a topic that I also has studied in a European perspectiev in a EU financed project (CEMP). In addtion to having written and edited several books on the history of the glass industry, pharmaceutical companies, the aluminium industry and business schools, I have published in international journals both in business history and management studies. My aim is to do research that is relevant both within international business and within business history. I teach courses in international business and management.

During the fall semester 2015 I am the Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Scholar in Business History at Harvard Business School. I have also been visitor at Reading University, Toulouse University, ESSEC in Paris, Nanyang Technological University, and ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania. I was member of the board of ISM University of Managament and Economics in Lithuania from 2011 to 2013.

My main research interests are:

• Globalization and industrial clusters, focusing on the maritime industry
• Norwegian – Chinese business relations
• Business education and career development
• International development of executive education
Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
1998 University of Oslo Ph.D Dr. Philos.
1985 University of Oslo Master Cand. Philol.
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
1997 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor
2015 - 2015 Harvard Business School Alfred D. Chandler International Fellow in Business History
2011 - 2014 BI Norwegian Business School Dean Executive
1989 - 1997 BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor and Research Fellow
1993 - 1994 University of Reading, UK Visiting fellow