PhD Defence: Anna Stepanova

Public lecture and defence of the doctoral dissertation for the degree of PhD

  • Starts:12:00, 4 April 2024
  • Ends:15:30, 4 April 2024
  • Location:BI - campus Oslo, A2 – Blue 5
  • Contact:PhD Administration (phd@bi.no)

PhD Candidate Anna Stepanova, Department of Marketing, will give a public lecture and defend her doctoral dissertation for the degree of PhD in BI Norwegian Business School’s PhD Programme.

Title of the Thesis:

“When Should Organizations Outsource Problem-Solving? 
Balancing Functional and Technical Requirement Specifications in Public Procurement”.

Public lecture on a given topic.

Time for Public Lecture: 12:00– 12:45

Time for Disputation: 13:30

For the disputation, the academic procession will arrive at 13:30 sharp and the public must take their seat before this time.

The Committee members are as follows:

  • First opponent: Professor Stefan Wuyts, Pennsylvania State University
  • Second opponent: Professor Vishal Kashyap, University of Graz
  • Chairman of the committee is Associate Professor Bente Merete Flygansvær, BI Norwegian Business School


  • Main supervisor: Associate Professor Jon Binge Sande, BI Norwegian Business School.
  • Co-supervisor: Professor Kenneth Henning Wathne, BI Norwegian Business School

The Doctoral Dissertation will be available in the library at BI Norwegian Business School.