Digital PhD Defence - Njål Andersen

PhD Candidate Njål Andersen, Department Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, will defend his thesis for the Doctor Philosophiae degree at BI Norwegian Business School.

Title of the thesis:
“No article is an island entire of itself.
Extending bibliometric science mapping in the field of management with social network analysis.”

Title of trial lecture:
“How can bibliometric reviews contribute to theoretical advancement in management scholarship?”

The Evaluation Committee:

  • Chair: Professor Thorvald Hærem, BI Norwegian Business School
  • First Opponent: Professor Fang Lee Cooke, Monash University, Australia
  • Second Opponent: Professor Michael J. Morley, University of Limerick


Professor Anders Dysvik, BI Norwegian Business School, has been the candidate´s main supervisor, and Professor Adrian Furnham, BI Norwegian Business School, has been the candidate´s co-supervisor.

Practical information

  • Time:Monday, March 22, 2021 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location:Online
  • Contact:PhD Administration (phd@bi.no)

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 635 3075 0576
Passcode: 911964

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.

The Doctoral Dissertation is available in the library at BI Norwegian Business School. You may request a pdf of the thesis by sending an email to phd@bi.no by March 22nd.