Digital PhD Defence - Christopher Sabel

PhD Candidate Christopher Sabel, Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, will defend his thesis for the Doctor Philosophiae Degree at BI Norwegian Business School.

Title of the thesis:
“Spinouts, Sharks, and Genealogy: Established Firms as Resource Acquisition Channel for Startups”

Title of trial lecture:
"Corporate Venture Capital Investments"

The Evaluation Committee:

  • Chair: Associate Professor Pengfei Wang BI Norwegian Business School
  • First Opponent: Associate Professor Gary Dushnitsky, London Business School
  • Second Opponent: Professor Michael S. Dahl, Aalborg University Business School


  • Professor Amir Sasson, BI Norwegian Business School
  • Associate Professor Sheryl Winston Smith, BI Norwegian Business Scholl (Co-supervisor)

Practical information

  • Time:Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location:Online, Zoom
  • Contact:PhD Administration (phd@bi.no)

Join Zoom Meeting: 

- Meeting ID: 625 9657 2924
- Passcode: 344728

Due to the corona outbreak the doctoral examination will be performed digitally, by 2-ways communication channel. The public defence is open to the public and everyone who is interested can join.

Ex auditorio-questions: The chair of defence will invite the audience to ex auditorio-questions at the end.