Many companies and organisations support the research activities at BI Norwegian Business School through various collaboration agreements. It is up to the School to decide who will be offered a chair, based on the criteria that applies to appointing professors.
Ragnhild Kvålshaugen - Departement of Strategy
Centre for Construction Industry - Endowed professorship
BI shall strengthen research, development and dissemination of knowledge in the Norwegian building, construction and property industry (BAE) through collaboration for an endowed professorship with a consortium of actors in the Norwegian construction- and property industry, consisting of Multiconsult, Statsbygg, Backegruppen and GK. The endowed professorsh has a duration until 2020 and is linked to the Centre for Construction Industry at BI.
Professor Ragnhild Kvålshaugen is appointed to the professorship.
Per Ingvar Olsen - Department of Strategy
Tine/Nortura endowed Professorship
The dairy company Tine SA and the meat company Nortura SA have through a lasting cooperation with BI Norwegian Business School jointly established a Center for studies of co-operatives at BI. The center focuses on challenges to cooperatively organized food companies in challenging and dynamic markets. It is funding an endowed professorship as well as an associated professorship (Erlend Nybakk).
The center got established in 1999 and is funded by Tine SA and Nortura SA jointly. The agreement runs with a three year period of notice.
Torger Reve - Department of Strategy
Shipowner Tom Wilhelmsen’s Foundation Chair
Shipowner Tom Wilhelmsen’s Foundation and BI have entered into an agreement to reinforce the development of knowledge about the maritime industries at BI Norwegian Business School.
A research centre for maritime research has been established and the endowed professorship is included in this centre.
The collaboration agreement has been entered into for 2006-2015.
Øystein Fjeldstad - Department of Strategy
The Telenor Chair of International Strategy and Management
This professorship is endowed by Telenor and is dedicated to international strategy and management with particular emphasis on telecommunications and internet business.
The chair is part of a larger collaborative agreement between BI Norwegian Business School and Telenor which covers research and tuition.
The professorship was established in July 2001 with an agreed duration of seven years. In 2013 the agreement was prolonged until 2016.