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Research with impact

BI's researchers contribute with research at the top international level. This contributes to new knowledge that provides better decisions, smarter ways of doing things, as well as new products and services.

Societal Impact of Research Report 2012-2020

Below are some highlights from the report.

Ongoing Initiatives with Significant Societal Impact

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Doctors talking with each other

Centre for Healthcare Management

The Centre for Health Care Management hosts two research-based national executive education programmes commissioned by the Government.

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Coins and calculator

Centre for Applied Macroeconomics and Commodity Prices (CAMP)

CAMP collaborates with Norges Bank and Equinor, and regularly publishes the Financial News Index (FNI).

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Emojis for rating customer satisfaction

Norwegian Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Norwegian Customer Satisfaction Survey is as an important benchmark for many Norwegian businesses.

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Barcode district in Oslo

Centre for Corporate Governance Research (CCGR)

CCGR is funded by a consoritum of businesses. It maintains a detailed database on the population of Norwegian firms.

Our Societal Impact in Numbers

Between 2012 and 2020 BI's research was referred to in at least 149 different policy documents, more than 600 news articles and more than 8500 tweets.


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Academic Impact

Between 2012 and 2020, full time faculty at BI published 2337 peer reviewed papers, monographs and book chapters. Around a quarter of these were in the most highly ranked international journals. Defined as the ratings 3, 4 and 4* according to the journal list of the Chartered Association of Business Schools.

Since citations take a long time to accumulate, the most highly cited articles are generally among the oldest. In order to deal with this, we calculate average citations per paper per year.

In the figure below on the right we show the sum of citations 2012-2020 for each department in blue, and average citations per publication per year for each department in orange.

Note that researchers in different scientific fields cite differently. It is for example expected that statistical papers receive fewer citations than marketing papers.

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