Department of Communication and Culture

Through research, teaching and outreach, our department strives to create meaningful communication for sustainable organizations and society in a digitalized world. We do this by engaging with students, active dialog and collaborations with industry partners, NGOs, leading research institutions and funding agencies.


  • Monday, 07 November 2022 - VG Commission will have state control over the power sector

    The Alternative Energy Commission proposes that Norway should take back the control of the power cables abroad, Ap doesn't support it. Eli Moen, professor at BI Norwegian Business School, sits in the alternative commission.

  • Tuesday, 20 September 2022 - VG Went hard against the beauty clinic: − Massive support

    The debate about the beauty clinic has led to more attention about women's health. - It is important that we continue with it. Peggy Simcic Brønn is a professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School and she is one of Norway's leading researcher in reputation. She is surprised that the three women are stepping down as front figures for the clinic.

  • Monday, 19 September 2022 - Dagsavisen Expert: - Their reputation is at stake

    The problem arose when the trio of friends began to talk about women's health instead of beauty, the reputation professor Peggy Simcic Brønn believes. She is a professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School and is one of Norway's leading researcher in reputation.

  • Tuesday, 19 July 2022 - NRK Netflix figures better than expected - the stock rises

    On Tuesday evening, Netflix reports a loss of almost one million customers. Nevertheless, the stock is rising. - It all started in April when Netflix experienced a decline in the number of subscribers for the first time in a very long time. That's what Terje Gaustad at BI Business School says.

  • Tuesday, 21 June 2022 - NRK Order of St. Olav to Guri Hjeltnes

    Guri Hjeltnes, director at the HL Center and professor at the Department of Communication at BI Norwegian Business School, is appointed Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav.

  • Wednesday, 25 May 2022 - Kom24 PR experts invite Vedum to a lesson on what the PR industry really is

    Those who educate the PR people of the future are not impressed by the Minister of Finance's latest proposal. Now they invite him to get to know the industry better. Vedum himself says he understands the PR industry is mobilizing. At BI Norwegian Business School is Peggy Simcic Brønn, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Communication and Culture. She does not hide her frustration over Vedum's statements.

  • Thursday, 19 May 2022 - fremtidensnaringsliv.no Social entrepreneurs and impact washing

    Social entrepreneurs are companies that try to solve a social challenge. In the accelerator Ferd Impact Startup, the goal is to professionalize the social entrepreneurs. Benedicte Brøgger is a professor at BI and has researched and written several books on social entrepreneurship. She believes there are some aspects of this that are unknown. Benedicte was recently a guest on UN Global Compact Norway's podcast, Future Business.

  • Sunday, 10 April 2022 - TV2 - Historically high pace for political scandals

    Political scientist and author Kim Arne Hammerstad beleves that confidence in ministers can fall sharply if there continue to be cases where politicians show a lack of judgment. - This must be handled in a proper way. This type of case does not go away on its own. Those affected are personally affected, but it also hurts everyone around and affects the whole country, says Brønn.

  • Sunday, 03 April 2022 - NRK The price for the pop

    Why are the biggest artists in line to sell the rights to the music they have made? Audun Molde, who is an associate professor of music at Kristiania University College and BI Norwegian School of Management, says so. In the old days, hits delivered returns on the radio. Now it's on Spotify, Meta and TikTok.

  • Thursday, 03 March 2022 - M24 The road to historically high readership

    The readership figures, which were published by MBL and Kantar on Wednesday, confirm Norwegians' high confidence in the national media and their local and regional newspapers. The media's editorial function has recently been described in a research article as part of the MICC project at BI.

  • Wednesday, 02 March 2022 - Shifter Free return costs climate. Nevertheless, online stores are forced to continue.

    Professor of innovation, Peder Inge Furseth, believes that authorities, online retailers, and not least consumers must now take responsibility for reducing the footprint of today's crazy online shopping and its subsequent returns. According to him, the solution is simple.

  • Thursday, 03 February 2022 - Fædrelandsvennen Ready for hybrid workday again? Everything did not go completely smoothly last time.

    After the requirement for a home office is now gone, employees in many industries will now be able to return to hybrid work. But not everything went smoothly last time, says Professor Sut I Wong, head of the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Thursday, 20 January 2022 - Nettavisen.no Power madness: A one-eyed and greedy policy.

    So far, the government has tried to ride out the popular storm with alms. The real cause of the power outage is avoided. The reason is that power madness is a deliberate policy. In short, it is a clever way to get more money into state coffers, writes Professor Emeritus Eli Moen.

  • Thursday, 13 January 2022 - Kom24 - Discouraging that agency are no more cautious when taking on clients with dubious reputation and behavior

    - Strategic communication does not have built-in ethics, and it is things to represent the customer in the best possible way when working in the PR industry, says Ketil Raknes to KOM24. Professor Emeritus Peggy Simcic Brønn at BI Norwegian Business School believes that such customer relationships that GK has had with Kazakhstan and Gambit in Saudi Arabia have not only damaged the agency, but the industry.


  • Thursday, 09 December 2021 - kulturplot.no The cultural sector has received new infrastructure

    It is important for cultural policy in the future that it takes over that the internet is a new infrastructure for the entire sector, says Professor Anne-Britt Gran. at BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Friday, 03 December 2021 - forskning.no Has researched the quality of interaction in young children's wards

    Together with research colleagues, Elisabet Solheim Buøen, Associate Professor II at BI, has investigated whether Trygg before the 3 projects has influenced the quality of interaction in the toddler departments that have participated. We find that the intervention has had a positive effect, but also that there is still quite a large variation in quality, says Buøen.

  • Monday, 01 November 2021 - Dagens Næringsliv Tame platform for value creation

    How about a little about creativity, private ownership and good entrepreneurs? The Hurdal platform has flashes of light on innovation and digitalization, but control, the state and other things that stifle innovation dominate. This is what Professor Peder Inge Furseth writes in this post.

  • Thursday, 09 September 2021 - kulturplot.no Politicized art

    At KulturPlot's seminar for cultural leadership recently, an interview with Professor at BI Norwegian Business School, Anne-Berit Gran, was discussed. Gran claimed that art and culture have become like a stumbling block for the right wings in politics. We see this both in Norway and other countries, she said.

  • Wednesday, 08 September 2021 - ntb.no How is the communication industry in the Nordic region?

    The report provides an overview of the communication industry in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland today. The findings give us an understanding of further development and possible challenges in the industry, says Alexander Buhmann, Associate professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI who heads the Nordic Alliance for Communication & Management (#NORA).

  • Tuesday, 07 September 2021 - nrk.no The Labour Party has spent most on advertising in Facebook

    The Labour Party is Facebook's largest advertiser in Norway. Tor Bang, Associate professor at BI Norwegian Business School, believes it is critical that more and more advertising has gone from local and national media to actors who are outside Norwegian laws and regulations.

  • Monday, 16 August 2021 - BI Business Review Behind the glamorous facade of the music industry

    Digitization of the music industry has given Norwegian players limitless access to a global market. But, in fierce competition with everyone else who has the same access, writes Audun Molde in a new book about creative industry. What will the consequences be?

  • Tuesday, 08 June 2021 - mn24.no Coop's brand and company operation

    According to communications expert Peggy Simcic Brønn, Coop is selling a message that does not state how the food company is run. The problem is that Coop as a cooperative says one thing and does something else. Coop talks about community and being member of a company you own. Brønn says that Coop must make an assessment of how people perceive them, and act accordingly.

  • Tuesday, 25 May 2021 - aftenposten.no Experts about the vaccine debate

    Several people are critical to the decision that government members and members of the Storting being offered a vaccine already this week. Peggy Simcic Brønn is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School. She is surprised by the reactions. I do not understand why this is so inflamed. We need politicians to be in good health so they can make decisions and govern the country, says Brønn.

  • Thursday, 20 May 2021 - kom24.no Raymond Johansen's corona speeches

    Lecturer Ratna Elisabet Kamsvåg at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School believes that the speeches full of emotions, as we saw at the beginning of the crisis, would not have had as strong effect today. At the beginning of the crisis, the need for information was high. We wanted to know everything about the virus and followed the situation closely in other countries as well. For the politicians, it was a completely different landscape to operate. Now the population is tired of information. The moment we no longer trust the authorities or can not bear to follow the information that dictates our everyday lives, it is so dramatic that it should be considered as a crisis in itself, Kamsvåg says.

  • Thursday, 25 March 2021 - tv2.no Several ministers are going to the cabin during Easter holiday

    Reputation expert, Peggy Brønn at the Department of Communication and Culture, believes that it gives an unfortunate signal that ministers go to the cabin during the Easter holidays even though it is allowed to go to cabins.

  • Tuesday, 23 March 2021 - Nettavisen.no Coop has changed

    Reputation experts believe that the executive salaries in Coop are undermining the community's slogan "Litt ditt". It leaves the impression of unfair practice, and the situation gets worse of course because Coop is a cooperative and advertises with the slogan, says reputation expert Peggy Brønn, professor emerita at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI.

  • Friday, 19 March 2021 - Dagsavisen About the Prime Minister's winter holiday

    Confidence in Erna Solberg is affected by the revelation about the Prime Minister's winter holiday, says reputation expert Peggy Simcic Brønn at BIx. People are looking for someone to blame. This is not the time to behave stupidly, she says.

  • Monday, 15 March 2021 - dn.no Most film projects survived the corona

    When the corona hit a year ago, most film and television drama productions were thrown into a battle of life and death of almost epic dimensions. Studies of the battlefield show an almost startling survival ability. The research project, which was carried out by BI's Center for Creative Industries in collaboration with the Nordic Film & TV Fund, shows that the vast majority have faced major challenges, but still only a very small proportion of the projects, about two percent, have been canceled when we closed our data collection in November, writes Associate Professor Terje Gaustad, Department of Communication and Culture.

  • Monday, 15 March 2021 - e24.no New investment in long distance flights

    Experts see several challenges, but also opportunities, for the new company in Norwegian aviation. Norse Atlantic will do much of what Norwegian dropped to survive. Professor emerita at BI, Eli Moen first became aware of the new company when E24 called her on Monday afternoon. They have never been profitable on these long-distance investments. She believes there are several unknown factors that determine how viable a new investment in long-distance can be. In Norwegian's case, it was precisely the long distance flights that were cut in the hope of surviving.

  • Sunday, 07 March 2021 - e24.no XXL invests in their physical stores

    Experts believe that the retail trade must prepare for tougher times after the pandemic. Now the sports chain XXL is taking big investmest in the department stores. BI professor Peder Inge Furseth thinks the investments XXL makes are wise. During the autumn of 2020 and the spring of 2021, many customers have become well acquainted with digital channels, and refuse or do not have the opportunity to shop in stores, and the physical outlets should be upgraded to look attractive, says Furseth.

  • Saturday, 27 February 2021 - Dagsavisen Kongsberg jazzfestival and sponsorship

    Artists have become more aware of sponsorship, says BI professor Anne-Brit Gran about the dispute over Kongsberg Jazz Festival and the weapons manufacturer Kongsberg Gruppen. It seems that this festival is approaching a break with the sponsor in terms of both associations and values, comments Gran, Professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School. She has research in particular cultural life and sponsorship, and has published the textbook «Cultural sponsorship».


  • Saturday, 12 December 2020 - tv2.no Companies must take a rasist “cleaning”

    In recent years, several countries have removed TV series, films and statues after harsh criticism of what they represent - many of them after accusations of racism. Reputation expert and Professor Emeritus at BI, Peggy Simcic Brønn tells TV 2 that she is surprised that concepts such as blackface are still to be found on Norwegian TV screens, and describes Discovery's decision last week as "fabulous". In the United States, people have lost their jobs and their chances of winning elections. Blackface is an insult. It is time for such a discussion to take place throughout the world, including Norway, Brønn says.

  • Monday, 07 December 2020 - nettavisen.no Idar Vollvik with a new name for his online store

    Vollvik's Ludo Store has changed name to Love Norway, which appears to be a completely different online store - but sells many of the same products. Peggy Simcic Brønn, professor emeritus at BI Norwegian Business School, says Vollvik is a person that people love and hate. It seems that his strategy is "all PR is good PR". It is not a business strategy that I would recommend to anyone. People do not trust him, says Brønn.

  • Friday, 27 November 2020 - forskning.no Spoilers do not ruin the ticket revenue

    Not all spoilers have a negative effect when you intend to watch the movie. On the contrary, some spoilers can have a positive effect that it helps you to get a better mental picture of what the film is about before you go to the cinema, says Terje Gaustad.

  • Tuesday, 13 October 2020 - Aftenposten Greater diversity in Norwegian companies

    The largest listed companies have doubled the number of foreigners in the management. The companies have become more international and need board members who understand the business, says Professor Morten Huse at BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Monday, 05 October 2020 - e24.no The number of foreigners doubled at the top of the Oslo Stock Exchange

    In the shadow of the debate about the proportion of women on boards and management, the number of foreigners at the top of the largest listed companies has doubled this decade. Even though the foreigners have taken over the boards and group managements of the largest Norwegian companies, this is a position they have not yet reached. In all the companies, the CEO is still Norwegian. And this will probably remains for a while. At least in the large listed companies where the Norwegian state is a dominant owner, predicts Professor Morten Huse at BI Norwegian Business School. It is asked whether the partly state-owned listed companies can choose a foreigner as CEO. This is because it is important for the state that the companies choose someone who looks after Norwegian interests, and who understands Norwegian context, says Huse.

  • Friday, 18 September 2020 - kommunikasjon.no Improvised data security and lack of knowledge

    Nearly half of European communications people are now involved in computer security issues, but only a quarter have been trained. This has made the companies even more vulnerable, and data security is on the agenda for both Norwegian and international companies. This is written by Associate Professor Alexander Buhmann at the Department of Communication and Culture, BI, and professor Øyvind Ihlen, Department of Media and Communication, UiO, in this article.

  • Saturday, 12 September 2020 - Klassekampen No sustainability in NHO's new strategy

    NHO has delivered an opus for Norway's way forward. Almost of course must everything be sustainable for a sustainable future and asustainable Norway. Lack of knowledge about Norwegian business, industry and society is worrying, considering that NHO plays an important role in creating the future of Norway, writes professor emerita Eli Moen in this post.

  • Friday, 11 September 2020 - Morgenbladet Robin Hood in the Norwegian housing market

    Professor Christine Myrvang reviews the book "The Norwegian home. From welfare goods to objects of speculation" by Hannah Gitmark. The young people should settle against today's lax and unfair housing policy. Hannah Gitmark, in Agenda has with this book given future rebels the manifesto they need on the barricades, writes Myrvang in this review

  • Friday, 04 September 2020 - dn.no The Amazon code

    Norwegian trading companies must meet the competition from Amazon by using the company's resources smarter - as Amazon does itself. There are three factors that solve customers' needs in the best way: customer experiences, business models and digital technology. Increasing the resources for innovation alone will not provide any value. This is what Professor Peder Inge Furseth writes in this post.

  • Wednesday, 19 August 2020 - Klassekampen A "sustainable" bluff

    With the finance world’s brutal rules of the game, short-term profit is emphasized rather than industrial development. This is what Professor Emerita, Eli Moen, writes about the closure of Elko and 85 people loose their jobs.

  • Tuesday, 18 August 2020 - Klassekampen Elementary doctrine of secrecy

    It is a time for speech and a time for silence, writes Professor Emerita Berit von der Lippe in this article about the corona handling in Hurtigruten.

  • Monday, 17 August 2020 - kampanje.com The Northug incident

    He can cry like Johaug without gaining sympathy. The experts dispute the reputation of Petter Northug after driving under the influence of drugs and drug findings in his flat. Professor emerita at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School, Peggy Brønn, does not think Northug will be forgiven by the public this time, as he was in 2014, after driving under the influence of alcohol and completely wrecking his car, and then trying to hide that he was involved. In 2014, there was much discussion about what he had done. This time, I think people will be less forgiving. It is said that you build a reputation in the same way as a bank account, and that it is possible to spend too much. Now he has gone too far, and overdrawn the account, six years after his first blister, says Brønn.

  • Sunday, 16 August 2020 - nrk.no The Hurtigruten scandal

    Now the ship most of all resembles a nightmare. - Great responsibility to use the names of our common national heroes. Tor Bang is Associate professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI. He also believes that actors who use the names of historical figures bear a responsibility to ensure that the names remain spotless. The Hurtigruten scandal has also received a great deal of international attention. There is no doubt that the expedition division in Hurtigruten has suffered a reputation breach. But I would have been more worried if I was a shareholder in Hurtigruten than Roald Amundsen's family, says Bang.

  • Monday, 10 August 2020 - dn.no Is Elkjøp the next Kodak?

    Professor Peder Inge Furseth comments on a post in DN on 5 August regarding Amazon's entry into the Norwegian market.

  • Saturday, 08 August 2020 - klassekampen.no Storm at the easels

    Why are art students at the forefront of the new identity-political movement? Sociologists are not surprised. Sigrid Røyseng, Professor of sociology at the Norwegian Academy of Music and BI Norwegian Business School, does not think it is so surprising that art students focus on power and powerlessness in art life.

  • Wednesday, 05 August 2020 - nrk.no Fear of store death after Amazon establishment

    The e-commerce giant Amazon is establishing in Sweden, and Norway may be the next stop. - We will see store deaths to a fairly large extent, says BI professor Peder Inge Furseth. Amazon will use the next few months to gain experience with Swedish and Nordic consumers. But in half a year's time, they may also be established in Norway, he says.

  • Tuesday, 04 August 2020 - borsen.no The Hirtigruten corona situation

    Did they learn anything? BI professor Peggy Brønn, answers briefly and concisely when Børsen asks her how she thinks the company has handled the corona situation.- Bad!

  • Friday, 31 July 2020 - klassekampen.no Tired of concerts online

    One of two Norwegians is not willing to pay for cultural events online. We have to start training the audience to pay, says organizer Torgeir Vierdal. People are tired of streaming concerts, says Audun Molde, Associate professor at Kristiania University College and BI. He was co-author of the report "What now: The impact of digitalisation on the Norwegian music industry". The report was published in January 2019 on behalf of the Ministry of Culture.

  • Monday, 29 June 2020 - klassekampen.no Syllabus on paper

    The majority of Norwegian students believe that they learn less when their studies are digital, according to a new study. BI Professor Anne-Britt Gran has researched on Norwegians' digital reading habits, and she is not surprised that Norwegian students have a lukewarm attitude to the digital format. The majority of young adults still prefer paper versions of books. It also showed our survey from 2018. Three months of coronary pandemic hardly change reading habits, she says.

  • Monday, 29 June 2020 - kulturplot.no Tougher competition than ever from the streaming giants

    Corona is not synonymous with crisis for everyone: Netflix has gained millions of new subscribers. This could present problems for Norwegian actors, says researcher and film expert Terje Gaustad.

  • Thursday, 25 June 2020 - BI Business Review The digital economy is more youthful than you think

    The story is about Miray, Nick, Ash and thousands of young digital entrepreneurs, Gemma Newlands and Christian Fieseler writing in this article.

  • Tuesday, 23 June 2020 - BI Business Review Communication that creates good relationships and prevents conflict

    Addressing challenging issues with colleagues can be difficult. Even when we are trained in communicating, our guiding values can prevent us from performing communications that provide lasting improvement, is Ide katrine Birkeland writing in this aricle.

  • Monday, 22 June 2020 - nrk.no About concerts for free during corona

    Audun Molde participated in a debate in the programme Dagsnytt 18 about concerts for free during the corona time.

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  • Friday, 12 June 2020 - Aftenposten These are the biggest coronation losers in the music industry

    The ban on concerts has led to major wounds in the music industry, a new BI report shows. - They have earned very little money, says researcher Audun Molde.

  • Friday, 12 June 2020 - tono.no New report on the consequences of the corona crisis for the music industry

    The music industry's council June 12th, 2020, released a new report on the consequences of the corona pandemic for the Norwegian music industry. BI Center for Creative Industries (BI: CCI) has analyzed the extent of the shutdown of 3723 players in the music industry, 3057 individuals and 666 companies. The survey is a collaboration with the Music Industry Industry Council, the regional Music Offices, the Cultural Council and the Norwegian Music Council. 88 per cent of concerts are cancelled by 2020.

  • Wednesday, 03 June 2020 - BI Business Review Rich get richer, also in the platform economy

    Article written by Gemma Newlands and Christoph Lutz. Crowd workers do not reap the benefits of flexible work.

  • Tuesday, 05 May 2020 - Klassekampen Critical to the board work

    Former board member of the North Norwegian Museum of Art Martha Otte believes the kicking of museum director Jérémie McGowan broke with good governance. I experienced it as a hidden agenda to get him fired, says Otte. Professor Morten Huse at BI Norwegian Business School is regarded as one of the country's foremost experts on board work. After reading the board minutes and the media review of the dismissal case at the North Norwegian Museum of Art, Huse is critical of the use of telephone conferences to assess whether the director should be fired.

  • Tuesday, 05 May 2020 - musikkultur.no What happens to live music after pandemic?

    Concerts were moved overnight from physical to digital format. Is the music industry in free fall again, as it did with Napster? Audun Molde is asking. He is music critic, first lecturer at the Department of Performing Arts, Music and Studio at Kristiania University College and at BI Norwegian Business School, and author of the book "POP".

  • Monday, 04 May 2020 - Aftenposten Free online cultural events

    When artists "give away" content online. it may be more difficult to get the public to pay in the future, says BI professor Anne-Britt Gran.

  • Thursday, 30 April 2020 - BI Business Review Championship in improvisation

    How does innovation succeed when the world is characterized by a great deal of uncertainty? The ability for improvisation will determine which companies can participate in the competition to develop the services of the future, writes Professor Peder Inge Furseth in this article.

  • Friday, 24 April 2020 - Dagens Perspektiv Board work in times of crisis

    Morten Huse is Professor at BI Norwegian Business School, and has done research on board work for a number of years and is a board member in several companies. He shares Brækken’s point of view that times of crisis require more control than usual. It is the board that will be accountable in retrospect for whether they acted cautiously and quickly enough, says Huse. But even though different boards face different challenges, Huse believes there is something that all boards should be aware of. The boards must ensure that they take care of the employees, pay attention to the extra burden they are now exposed to and show that they appreciate the effort they are making, he says.

  • Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - kulturplot,no Digitization of cultural life on risk

    There is only one winner in this corona digitization, and that is the audience, writes Professor Anne-Britt Gran in this post. Furthermore, she writes: I like “dugnader” (work for free), and I am not against digitizing in any cultural forms (as long as it is done smartly and in every way sustainable), but I believe that digitization of cultural life now is on risk.

  • Tuesday, 21 April 2020 - kulturplot.no Culture is losing - postponing regional reform

    20th April, Culture Plot wrote about Creo leader Hans Ole Rian who believes that regional reform must be postponed until it is clear how the corona crisis will affect cultural life. BI professor Anne-Britt Gran has the same opinion. This is historically the biggest crisis Norwegian cultural life has experienced, and we do not know what the situation will look like in a year. Nor do we know about the Norwegian economy in general. All other issues are drowning in this crisis, so such important decisions should be postponed, she says.

  • Monday, 20 April 2020 - kommunikasjon.no Crisis communication

    The key to good crisis communication is being able to observe and handle the interaction between the simple and the complex. How should we communicate about the crisis? A good start is knowing how we humans are behaving and thinking. Namely, our way of understanding the world will affect our reactions to the crisis. This is what Professor Tore Bakken is writing in this post.

  • Thursday, 16 April 2020 - ntb.no The Cultural Council of Norway will analyze the consequences of the corona pandemic

    The corona crisis is challenging for the cultural sector and we need to analyze the situation and identify necessary measures, says Kristin Danielsen. Menon Economics will assist the Cultural Council with the analysis project, which has started today and lasts until summer. Professor Anne Britt Gran at BI: CCI has collaborated with Menon Economics on a number of research and analysis projects, including a survey of creative industries in Norway for the period 2008-2014. Gran has extensive experience in research in the cultural sector and will contribute to the project: - This will be a very important, but demanding analysis, says Gran. Although the final consequences are unclear, it is likely that the corona crisis will affect the cultural sector for a long time. Associate professor Terje Gaustad (film, music and cultural policy) and Associate professor II Peter Booth (museum, cultural protection and social media) also contribute to the project from BI: CCI.

  • Sunday, 05 April 2020 - nrk.no What do we do with discs, books and CDs when everything is available on the Internet?

    Anne-Britt Gran, Professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School, points out that there is a fundamental difference between listening and reading. Listening is a multitask activity, something you can do while washing floors, driving a car or social media, while book reading in all variants is a mono task activity. Reading a book required full concentration, and the paper book can be a nice relaxation from screen, she says.

  • Thursday, 02 April 2020 - Aftenposten The corona crisis has forced a digital experiment

    While the TV and movie producers are bleeding, others creating new cultural products. It is a paradox that the industry is now facing major problems. In a time when most people have more time at home, watching more movies and series than ever. But if you watch Netflix six hours a day instead of half an hour, the service costs the same. Increased consumption does not generate more revenue, says Terje Gaustad, Manager for Creative Industries Management at BI.

  • Wednesday, 25 March 2020 - abelia.no Home office - Five tips for better communication

    BI professor Sut I Wong, and Head of the Department of Communication and Culture at BI, Gillian Warner-Søderholm, has conducted a study on the effects of home office. The study shows that home office can have positive effects during times of crisis, for example by giving employees a sense of normality, and that the company can find new and perhaps better forms of work.

  • Tuesday, 24 March 2020 - ballade.no The music industry after the pandemic

    The Music Industry Council (MIR) decided at a meeting on March 20 to carry out a survey of the consequences for the Norwegian music industry as a result of the global pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2. The survey will be carried out by BI: CCI (BI Center for Creative Industries) by Professor Anne-Britt Gran and lecturer at Kristiania University College, Audun Molde.

  • Saturday, 21 March 2020 - M24.no Local newspapers need help

    At the same time as the local newspapers are working to cover the corona crisis, the advertising income are running at record speed, and we see the contours of an acute local media crisis. Their business model, which emphasizes user payment, put to extreme trial, writes Ragnhild Kr. Olsen. She is lecturer in journalism and media at OsloMet, a former PhD fellow at the Digitization and Diversity project at BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Thursday, 12 March 2020 - forfatterforeningen.no Independent Committee: The Court of Honor violated basic constitutional ideals

    The chair of the independent expert committee has been Professor of Law Geir Woxholth. The committee has the following members: Historian and director at the HL Center, Guri Hjeltnes, lawyer and professional director at the Norwegian Institute for Human Rights, Anine Kierulf, and lawyer and professor of legal history, Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde. The hundred-page long report not only reviews the legal and historical aspects of the law of honor, but also looks at issues such as freedom of expression and the special position of the law of honor in artists' organizations after the second world war.

  • Friday, 28 February 2020 - Dagens Perspektiv We need a cultural ambassador

    Now concrete results in the cultural field are expected, says the leader of Norway's largest artist organization, Hans Ole Rian. He believes it is a strength that the new minister has no white middle-class background. Getting to know the culture sector is something Abid Raja definitely needs, says Anne-Britt Gran. She is pPofessor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School, and points out that the cultural sector is full of internal rhetoric and positioning struggles. These are internal conditions that cannot be learned overnight. Raja will meet a sector of strong personalities and rhetoricians with strong opinions in the cultural sector, Gran says.

  • Tuesday, 25 February 2020 - Klassekampen Cracks in the theater strategy

    There is no crisis in Norwegian theaters, because most Norwegian theaters have significant public support that enables theater production and heavily subsidized tickets. But there has been public failure in the period 1970–2000, and the failure is also present throughout the 2000s. Professor Anne-Britt Gran is writing in an article.

  • Saturday, 22 February 2020 - Klassekampen.no Hunting readers on Instagram

    Almost one of two Norwegian authors uses social media to promote the sale of their own books. Do today's writers themselves take responsibility for marketing? No, says Kaja Kvernbakken, who still finds great pleasure in "pushing" her first book on Instagram. BI Professor Anne-Britt Gran has led a research project on author studies. She thinks it's surprising that the writers aren't even more active on social media. Social media is a lot about text, and the authors should have been familiar with these medias, Gran points out.

  • Friday, 21 February 2020 - Dagens Pespektiv New management model in Akademia

    Board experts are not necessarily positive that all universities with elected principals should have external chairpersons. Professor Morten Huse at BI Norwegian Business School warns against taking it for granted that there should be a distinction between the CEO and the chairman of the board. We must avoid doing this automatically. It is not in all cases that it will work with an external chairman, Huse says. According to Huse, it is most important that the control mechanisms work. You do not have to control everything based on key indicators. You can also easily end up in situations where an external chairman becomes too dependent on the impulses of the CEO, Huse explains.

  • Friday, 14 February 2020 - kulturplot.no Norwegian museum management is divided in the view on social media

    A clear majority of Norwegian museum leaders agree that social media is an important part of museum dissemination, but many believe social media is in conflict with the museum's values and functions. This shows the recent report on digitization in the arts and museum sector from BI Center for Creative Industries. The researchers have asked 82 of the museum leaders. As many as 93 per cent of museum managers agree, in whole or partially, that social media is an important part of museum dissemination. Still, there are just as many who who are skeptical. This group believes that social media can conflict with the museum's values and functions, says BI professor and director of the research project, Anne-Britt Gran.

  • Friday, 14 February 2020 - Dagsavisen Astrup Fearnley ends contract with disputed sponsor

    The Astrup Fearnley Museum does not renew the sponsorship contract with Lundin Norway. A Norwegian branch of an oil company that has been investigated for genocide in Sudan. Anne-Britt Gran is professor of cultural policy and cultural understanding at BI Norwegian Business School, and has done research on cultural sponsorship. She does not think the end of contract between Astrup Fearnley and Lundin Norway is about the genocide criticism. It looks like the contract period is over, and with a new director it is natural that she is involved in the selection of new sponsors, Gran says. Gran believes things will change in the cultural industry in the long run. I think in the coming years we will see a more climate-conscious culture sector in terms of sponsorship, says Gran.

  • Friday, 14 February 2020 - Klassekampen.no Pumps up figures of c visitors

    Statistics Norway presents misleading numbers of visitors to Norwegian theaters, the agency admits. BI professor Anne-Britt Gran says the statistics hide a significant market failure. She is very critical to Statistics Norway's presentation. The statistics are wrong and it is very serious. These figures are used by scientists, politicians and administration. We often hear that things are going well within the theaters, but things are going less well if you don't count on rentals, events and tours, she says.

  • Wednesday, 05 February 2020 - Fredrikstad Blad There is little innovation in retail

    On Monday morning the news came that the Gresvig Group, which owns G-sports and Intersport, is bankrupt. There is little innovation in the retail trade. They largely operate and sell items over the counter, often not giving employees enough education and insight into the goods they sell. Norwegian consumers travel extensively abroad, and see and become acquainted with many exciting concepts, says Peder Inge Furseth, Professor at BI Norwegian Business School. Furseth believes that Norwegian concepts have largely been in place for the past five years. E-commerce from abroad is also increasing a lot, he says. there is little innovation

  • Tuesday, 04 February 2020 - barnehage.no Two minutes is not enough time to get involved in children's play

    Lack of involvement from the employees in the children's free play in the kindergarten provides poor learning opportunities and quality, according to new research from BI Norwegian Business School. There was surprisingly little adult involvement in the kindergartens we observed. Sometimes the adults were not together with the kids at all. And even when the adults talked to the children, there was little support through back-and-forth interactions and attention, says Lisa Karlsen on the phone from Italy. In collaboration with Associate Professor Ratib Lekhal at BI Norwegian Business School, she recently published the article "Practioner involvement and support in children's learning during free play in two Norwegian kindergartens", research based on observation of two kindergartens in Oslo.

  • Friday, 31 January 2020 - Morgenbladet Red Bull is good at marketing

    Red Bull is the The Norwegian Opera and Ballet's new main partner. For the summer, the energy drink company will arrange rock climbing competition at the opera roof. Bull logo vs. architecture. I was surprised and did not immediately see what was common for the two parts, neither values nor image, says Professor Anne-Britt Gran. She is head of the Center for Creative Industries at BI Norwegian Business School, where she is a researcher on cultural sponsorship. Red Bull has previously been criticized as a sponsor by both sport and music players, so there is no obvious safe choice the Opera has taken, says Gran.

  • Friday, 24 January 2020 - vl.no Children who miss culture are not part of the same journey

    New Minister of Culture Abid Raja believes that his own background will be useful in the efforts to make culture available for all. He gets a steep learning curve. Raja is unknown to us who are engaged in the cultural and media sector, I have never heard him comment on the sector ever, says Anne Britt-Gran, BI professor at the Department of Communication and Culture. At the same time, she points out that since the gender equality is part of the Ministry, Raja is in an interesting position. He can, of course, start by equating the cultural and media sectors, which in many ways is equality bad both in terms of women and people with immigrant backgrounds, says Gran.

  • Monday, 13 January 2020 - kommunikasjon.no Artificial intelligence poses a reputation risk

    How to handle it. Assessments and decisions are increasingly delegated to algorithms. It poses a reputation risk because it is often unclear how the systems work. This is precisely why transparency is not necessarily the solution. Here are three better tips for managing your reputation risk. This is what Professor Christian Fieseler and Associate Professor Alexander Buhmann, Department of Communication and Culture, write about in this article.

  • Friday, 10 January 2020 - ballade.no Decades of accessibility in the music industry

    The 2010s was the decade of availability. What opportunities will open in the 2020s? This is the theme, Audun Molde, adjunct lecturer at the Department of Communication and Culture, writes about in this post.

  • Thursday, 09 January 2020 - klassekampen.no How much do we read during a year?

    A new survey from BI Norwegian Business School shows that Norwegian people read close to 40 percent fewer books than the industry's own surveys say. The book industry appears to be too optimistic, says Professor Anne-Britt Gran.

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    The case is also referred here.

  • Thursday, 02 January 2020 - VG Boss salaries

    On average, the bosses earn twelve times as much as other Norwegians. VG has gone through the income of the top executives of more than 100 of Norway's largest businesses. The salaries have become much higher in recent years, explains Tor Grenness, professor emeritus at BI Norwegian Business School and researcher on top management salary. Grenness also highlights how recruitment is carried out.


  • Tuesday, 17 December 2019 - nrk.no Maria Carey on the top of Billboard

    A 25 year old song by Mariah Carey tops this week for the first time Billboard. Audun Molde, Adjunct Lecturer II at BI Norwegian Business School, explains why.

  • Tuesday, 03 December 2019 - nrk.no/radio Summarizing the fist decade of music

    How was the 10's? NRK summarizes in the program Studio 2 at P2, the music decade in one hour, with Anja Nylund Hagen (UiO), Audun Molde (BI) and Robert Hoftun Gjestad (Aftenposten).

  • Tuesday, 03 December 2019 - borsen.no Mette-Marit's contact with Epstein

    Several people react strongly to Mette-Marit's social interaction with Jeffrey Epstein. This is a lost case for the royal family. There is nothing the King can say that would convince people that she did not know anything Epstein's past. It is very difficult for people to believe it, says Professor Peggy Brønn at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Tuesday, 03 December 2019 - museumsnytt.no No evaluation of the museum reform

    The largest reform in history of the Norwegian museum sector will not be evaluated. The sector and political opposition in Stortinget are surprised and disappointed. Such an evaluation should be presented ahead of the Museum White Paper, says Anette Trettebergstuen (AP) in the Cultural Committee Stortinget. She is supported by Anne-Britt Gran, Professor of Cultural Policy and Cultural Understanding at Handelshøyskolen BI. The museum reform was so large and inclusive that it should have been evaluated, and such an evaluation should have been presented before the completion of the Museum White Paper, Gran says.

  • Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - klassekampen.no Equinor and Aftenposten

    Is Equinor acquiring credibility and seriousness in the climate issue with its advertising collaboration with Aftenposten? Aftenposten has now moved on to offer services as a public relations agency, says Peggy Simcic Brønn, Professor of communication and culture at BI Norwegian Business School. From the outside, for an ordinary reader, there is no longer a distinction between commercial parts and the editorial part of Aftenposten, says Brønn.

  • Monday, 25 November 2019 - nrk.no PST creates confusion on FINN.no

    In a job ad on FINN.no, the Police Security Service (PST) searches for a sneaky "alvebetjent" on Svalbard. Even if the position does not exist, the ad can still lead you to a job in PST. Peggy Simcic Brønn is Professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School. She is skeptical of the way the Police Security Service operates. When such a heavy and big organisation is going to play, they have to be very careful. I hope it is well received, because it can be the opposite says Brønn.

  • Monday, 18 November 2019 - NRK Innovation Norway: Changed the routines after the clock stunt

    Peggy Simcic Brønn is Professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School. Still, she points out several issues with the campaign. That a public relations agency chooses to run a false campaign to create publicity is wrong and damages the reputation of the industry. Brønn believes Innovation Norway did a mistake in making a false story.

  • Monday, 04 November 2019 - Lindesnes More and more people are "outsourcing" maintenance work

    Møll Bensinstasjon AS does a business of "looking after" robotic mowers throughout the winter. More and more people are choosing to use of the offer. These are not big "problems", but they contribute positively to people's everyday lives. Professor of Innovation at BI Norwegian Business School, Peder Inge Furseth, agrees with Møll that it is about saving time. Innovation is about creating value on new ideas or by combining familiar ideas. The purpose of innovation is to solve big and small everyday problems, explains Furseth.

  • Thursday, 31 October 2019 - NRK What is plagiarism?

    Professor of law Olav Torvund and music critic Audun Molde, Adjunct senior lecturer at BI Norwegian Business School, spoke about plagiarism - the current case is Highasakite - what plagiarism really is.

  • Monday, 21 October 2019 - ABC Nyheter What is it about dictators and horses?

    What kind of associations are there? There is something Genghis Khan about it, something with Asia and honor, says Maria Isaksson. Isaksson is an expert on political rhetoric and associate professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School. She believes that presidents and dictators on horseback give a signal about something very basic but effective. It is clearly something very heroic. It's the horse and me. Unprotected. Without arms. The man on the horse becomes a symbolic expression of individual and personal power. Not military power, Isaksson says.

  • Monday, 14 October 2019 - vestviken24.no Easier to do the difficult talk

    Trust and respect must be built while dealing with difficult situations, says Ide Katrine Birkeland from Nøtterøy. She holds a doctorate in organizational psychology and management and is Associate professor at BI Norwegian Business School. Birkeland is one of the speakers at the conference "Now it's her turn" run in connection with the TV campaign for revenue for the organization CARE.

  • Monday, 14 October 2019 - DN.no Posten can now deliver parcels to your house - without being home

    Packages from online stores can now be delivered inside the door to customers who are not home. - A question of confidence, says professor. In a survey among Posten's pilot customers, 66 percent say that such a service is mostly about trust and that the reputation of the supplier is very important. But delivery precision is even more important, says Professor of Service Innovation at BI Norwegian Business School, Peder Inge Furseth.

  • Saturday, 05 October 2019 - e24.no "Exit" - the truth about the finance sector?

    Former stockbroker Ole Hedenstad Aunaas believes the TV series "Exit" has little to do with finances, but tells about widespread use of drugs and prostitutes. BI professor Peggy Brønn says the finance industry is surrounded by mystery. From the outside, people wonder what is really going on there. How do they make so much money, what do they really do? There are people with money, suits and white shirts, fast cars, money is holy grail, they use languages we do not know, they do everything they can to make money. It may be wrong and it may be true, but that is the perception, says Brønn.

  • Friday, 04 October 2019 - Morgenbladet Muus and her men

    Historian and researcher 2 Christine Myrvang at the Department of Communication and Culture has written a review of the book "Mrs. Muus' complaint" by Bodil Stenseth. Myrvang writes it is an event when Bodil Stenseth publishes a book. Stenseth addresses a forgotten marriage drama among 19th-century Christian conservative Norwegians in Minnesota.

  • Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - Aftenposten Rhetoric experts are surprised by Greta Thunberg's emotional speech during the UN climate summit

    On Monday, September 23, climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a furious speech at the UN Climate Summit in New York. In the speech, she braided the world leaders because they are not doing anything to stop global warming. Maria Isaksson, Associate Professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School, was also impressed by Thunberg. She has a clear, honest, direct, serious and fact-oriented speaking style, which is impressive for a 16 year old teenager. She has a strong standing in an polarized climate debate. She asks the world's most powerful politicians to be ashamed and it appeals, Isaksson says.

  • Monday, 23 September 2019 - dinside.no The package tours are dead as we know them

    Thomas Cook, who owns Norwegian travel agency Ving, is bankrupt. Peder Inge Furseth, professor of innovation at BI Norwegian Business School, tells Dinside that he thinks the time for traditional travel packages is over. Package trips are dead as we know them. More and more customers do not want to buy pre-packaged travels - they want something that is authentic or they want active experiences, and they want flexibility, says Furseth.

  • Thursday, 19 September 2019 - Klassekampen Newspapers on paper go back

    Aftenposten and other subscription newspapers in Schibsted goes back. Media researchers believe price increases may be the explanation. Media researcher Mona Kristin Solvoll at BI Norwegian Business School believes that streaming services such as Spotify and Netflix have contributed to increase the willingness to pay for digital media services among most Norwegians, but that overall costs have gradually become substantial.

  • Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - Dagbladet Chrildren become "digital trials"

    In recent years, Ipads and PCs have become an increasingly common part of Norwegian school life, many children already receiving Ipad in first class. But now more parents and professionals are calling attention. Anne-Britt Gran is a professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School. She is very critical to children from first class start using ipads, and also believes that digitization is an experiment.

  • Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - Dagens Næringsliv Svosj before Amazon

    Schibsted launches a subscription-based package service called Svosj. Online stores can subscribe, the user pays NOK 29 a month and 90 per cent of households in Norway are covered. Professor at BI Norwegian Business School Peder Inge Furseth believes it can be a success. Amazon has had a similar subscription service in the United States since 2005.

  • Saturday, 14 September 2019 - VG Bad bosses and lazy employees

    Thomas Erikson himself thinks he was an arrogant bloated and unstructured boss - who took the consequence and resigned to the management position. It is not much better with lazy employees who waste time on other things than work. If you are in a managerial position and want to overcome the problem, you should not, however, start monitoring those you believe to be sub-contractors. If you do, you create inefficiency, says Associate Professor at BI Norwegian Business School, Susann Gjerde.

  • Saturday, 31 August 2019 - Romsdals Budstikke Yesterday's solutions for tomorrow's problems

    In just 20-30 years, our welfare level can be significantly lower than we currently have. But in Western Norway, many politicians will spend tens of billions of NOK to build unprofitable tunnels and bridges. In the north, many will expand train capacity for an even higher price tag. None of these projects should receive support from the Stortinget or county politicians. This is Professor at BI Norwegian Business School, Peder Inge Furseth's message in this article.

  • Tuesday, 27 August 2019 - Aftenposten Boycott claims in campaign against Trump

    The United States' largest chain of Italian restaurants is under attack by activists. The background is a sauce of rumors. The fierce polarization of American politics has led to a series of calls for boycotts. Professor Peggy Brønn at BI Norwegian Business School points out to Aftenposten that the boycott against the fitness centers is getting another dimension of dual communication since Ross also owns the Miami Dolphins football team and runs a sports equality foundation. Brønn states that one question that can determine whether a boycott has consequences is whether the company is personally owned or listed on the stock exchange.

  • Saturday, 17 August 2019 - klassekampen.no About private art donors

    The international arts field is cutting its ties to wealthy philanthropists. The new term is "toxic donations". Anne-Britt Gran is a Professor at BI Norwegian Business School and has researched private companies' sponsorship of the cultural industry. She points out that the US and Norway are two completely different worlds when it comes to philanthropic business. In the US, billionaires are expected to give something back to society, and many of the country's major cultural institutions are entirely dependent upon contributions from private benefactors. In Norway, it is known that public money keeps the culture alive. Therefore, Gran believes it is unlikely that donor criticism, which is now widespread in the United States and England, will spread to Norway.

  • Thursday, 15 August 2019 - Kapital 13/2019 Norwegian top executives in Caesar's classroom

    There seems to be a story in our boardroom today - a story of perfect leadership. At the forefront, this is usually form-based and illustrated with four headings on a sheet followed by a recipe. Psychologist and author Steinar Bjartveit in the consulting company Keiron does not believe in this story. He is also a Adjunct Lecturer at BI Norwegian Business School and has built up the programmes Consulting and Management programs, together with Associate Professor Maria Isaksson and Adjunct Lecturer Kjetil Eikeset.

  • Tuesday, 13 August 2019 - utdanningsnytt.no BI Centre for Innovation in Education attends Arendalsuken

    Associate Professor Ratib Lekhal from BI Norwegian Business School has researched on kindergartens and chaired the debate on quality in Norwegian kindergartens at Arendalsuken. I know that it is not the same quality in all kindergartens, it can even differ in the quality between the individual departments in a kindergarten, Lekhal says. Today is a lottery if your child comes in a good daycare, he says. He pointed out that the number of children attending daycare has increased significantly over the last ten years.

  • Tuesday, 06 August 2019 - hegnar.no The parties' election campaign "merch": - Almost cheap garbage

    Professor Peggy Brønn believes few voters will be convinced by the products: The question is whether they have any influence on what voters vote. I believe the election campaign material has little effect, because ultimately, it is the persuasiveness of the parties' message and how it is delivered by the party leaders that makes the biggest impact, says Brønn.

  • Saturday, 03 August 2019 - e24.no Disney has raised over $ 60 billion on new recordings

    Terje Gaustad, Associate professor at BI, says there's a good reason why Disney wants to make new versions of their films. They build on the company's already existing brand catalogue, he says.

  • Saturday, 27 July 2019 - e24.no The Marvel movies have recorded $18 billion

    In 2008, "Iron Man" was launched. The film was the first in a series of superhero films from Marvel that have influences the last ten years. Terje Gaustad, Associate professor at BI Norwegian Business School, explains the film's popularity in addressing universal themes, but places them in a fictional universe. This means that they fit even better into an increasingly global market, he says.

  • Monday, 15 July 2019 - nrk.no At least fifteen Disney classics are coming in a new suit

    A new version of "The Lion King" on cinema on July 17th. It is the sixth of Disney's classics that is now being recreated. In total, fifteen new versions of the Disney group's animated films will be reproduced. All these films will be available on Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, which will be launched in the US in November. The service is scheduled to be available in Europe next year. Associate professor Terje Gaustad at BI Norwegian Business School believes that the new films fit well with Disney's strategy.

  • Thursday, 11 July 2019 - kampanje.com BI professor gives Kjos the grade B+

    Professor Peggy Brønn believes Kjos is a typical example of "the right man, at the right place, at the right time". He has meant a great deal, especially at the start of the whole Norwegian adventure. It was a time when he was not the best advertisement for the company, says Brønn, who is Professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School. She emphasizes that she has been critical to Kjos as Norwegian's top manager on several occasions, but believes he has contributed positively to the brand.

  • Saturday, 06 July 2019 - lofotposten.no Celebrates 15 years of festival success in Lofoten

    On July 8th, Queen Sonja opened Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival. Knut Kirkesæther and Christian Winther Farstad, BI Norwegian Business School, look forward to arranging a whole week with everything from pianists in the world elite to evening concerts.

  • Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - Aftenposten PR is a subject of indignation

    The hairy goal is change - of meaning, attitude and finally behavior. In the big conversations in society, it seems that there is little that annoys so many as much as the idea that actors seek and receive "PR-help". We are happy for the debate. It gives us the opportunity to inform what public relations are. It belongs in the humanities, with the theoretical scope from psychology and communication subjects and from professional traditions in which PR is exercised. The profession therefore recruits broadly, from politics and economics, law and the public sector, from education and cultural fields and from superfluous in the press. This writes the associate professor Tor Bang and Professor Peggy Brønn, BI Norwegian Business School and Kristian Fuglseth, college lecturer, Høgskulen i Volda.

  • Friday, 21 June 2019 - Dagens Perspektiv Requires higher board fees in state-owned enterprises

    The role of board is changing. Today, the board members are expected to work for the board fee, but compared to the top executives, the remuneration has stagnated. Professor Morten Huse at BI Norwegian Business School is more concerned with the relationship between the CEO's total remuneration and the remuneration of the board. The total fees to the board members should be at the same level as the CEO's remuneration, he says.

  • Wednesday, 19 June 2019 - nrk.no The Sommarøy lie went around the world, now the revelations come

    On June 21, Innovation Norway sent out a press release revealing that Sommarøy's measure to abolish the time was actually a publicity stunt. Don't lie!. She adds that the idea of gathering a community and finding "gimmick" as throwing the clock is good. But here it has gone too far, says Brønn.

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    The stunt was also referred in Framtidajunior.

  • Saturday, 15 June 2019 - Budstikka Youtube film promotes the churches in Bærum

    Peggy Brønn, professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School, believes the project is innovative. The question is what is the goal. If it's about getting more people to the church, I don't think advertising is the solution, says Brønn. The professor nevertheless believes the PR stunt can contribute to more people being curious about what the churches in Bærum can offer. They may like it and be entertained, but in the long run it will not gives the church more visitors. That is about a completely different content, says Brønn.

  • Thursday, 13 June 2019 - barnehage.no Research on how kindergarten quality can improve for the smallest children

    It is about becoming even better at what we are already good at, and ensuring that it is good quality at all levels and that all employees in the kindergarten promote children's learning and development, says boards of Lommedalen kindergarten department Bærums Verk, who participates in the project "Trygg before 3". The project, which started in 2017, is a collaboration between RBUP East and the South, RKBU-Midt and BI Norwegian Business School. In the team together with Buøen are also Professor May Britt Drugli in RKBU-Midt and Associate Professor Ratib Lekhal at BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Wednesday, 05 June 2019 - Dagens Næringsliv AI and pr

    Although it is unlikely that artificial intelligence will replace pr, many believe that this technology will lead to major changes in this field. This writes Peggy Brønn, Alexander Buhmann, both BI Norwegian Business School, and Øivind Ihlen in this post.

  • Monday, 03 June 2019 - kommunikasjon.no New research: Internet - not just sunshine

    Smart houses as they appear in the advertisements, show the Internet of Things in a harmless kitchen context. German researchers have mapped the darker sides of the Internet of Things. Associate Professor at BI Norwegian Business School, Tor Bang, has written this post.

  • Friday, 31 May 2019 - Dagens Perspektiv Give me a practitioner!

    We are seduced by charismatic leaders with hairy goals and glossy visions, and underestimate leaders who actually get things done. Adjunct lecturer at BI Norwegian Business School and leader developer in the firm Keiron, Steinar Bjartveit believes we have something to learn from Napoleon, the army commander who won the blow after battle. The history of Napoleon's leadership is more of a tribute to Erna Solberg and Angela Merkel than to Barack Obama, says Steinar Bjartveit.

  • Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - sportsbransjen.no The sports industry day

    This year's sports industry day took place on May 27, and the nearly 100 attendants received six inspiring and useful lectures with super-actual content. Peder Inge Furseth, Professor at BI Norwegian Business School, gave an introduction to how we best facilitate for innovation in the sports industry. He explained why innovation capacity alone is not enough, we need innovation capability. Then he gave a quick introduction to various strategies that could be smart tools along the way.

  • Monday, 13 May 2019 - aftenposten.no Oslo can be flooded with electric park bikes

    Anyone can rent the bikes. At least 11 players have reported interest in renting electric park bikes in Oslo. BI professor Peder Inge Furseth believes the market for renting electric kickers will be demanding for the smallest companies.

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    The news was published for the first time at dn.no May 4th.

  • Sunday, 05 May 2019 - DN.no Uber, Routes and View can dive the scooter market

    Large companies such as Uber, Routes and View may come in to the market for rental of electric scooters. If so, today's small companies in the market may find this challenging, says BI professor Peder Inge Furseth.

  • Friday, 26 April 2019 - Klassekampen The large newspapers loos to NRK

    The commercial media houses with Aftenposten and Dagbladet in the lead have for several years claimed that license-funded NRK undermines their online business model. When the commercial media houses introduced user payment online, the users start using other free online options, says media researcher Ragnhild K. Olsen at BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - nitr.no Trondheim must deliver

    Being a technology capital at the international level requires tremendous resources and continuous development, says reputation expert and BI professor Peggy Simcic Brønn.

  • Monday, 08 April 2019 - nrk.no The success "The Book of Mormon" goes into million deficits

    The Book of Mormon" has been the greatest success of the Norwegian Theater ever. Nevertheless, the theater's own calculations show that the performance goes to 4.8 million in deficit. Professor Anne-Britt Gran at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI nevertheless questions whether an audience success such as "The Book of Mormon" does not go in plus. Is it a good idea then that institutional theaters set up such expensive performances, when one can estimate with certainty that such a great success would have gone with profits at a private theater, says Gran.

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    Here is the reply from the Director of The Norwegian Theater, Erik Ulfsby.

  • Wednesday, 03 April 2019 - DN.no Learning asset from Flåklypa

    Caprino Filmcenter made Flåklypa to one of the most valuable brands in the Norwegian entertainment industry. Those who try to do something similar today should be cautious. This is written by Associate Professor Terje Gaustad, BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Thursday, 28 March 2019 - ballade.no The music industry has been digitized

    But what does this mean in practice? And how is it experienced in people's working day? musicologist and Adjunct lecturer at BI Norwegian Business School Audun Molde gives us an insight.

  • Friday, 22 March 2019 - kristiansand-chamber.no Leaders have been challenged on their own goals

    When Steinar Bjartveit, lecturer at BI Norwegian Business School, met more than 100 people from the business network Nordic Arena this week, he challenged leaders on their individual goals as a leader.

  • Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - vice.com Tinder does not want you any good

    In her new book, "Love Under Algorithm", journalist Judith Duportail investigates behind the scenes of Tinder and leads a reflection on how to consume love in 2019. The link in “Après tout, des études l’affirment: «Les femmes utilisent davantage Tinder pour améliorer leur image d’elles-mêmes, quand les hommes cherchent des rencontres ou des histoires d’un soir.» refers to one Associate Professor Christoph Lutz' articles.

  • Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - gq.com The Apps That Aim to Make Falling in Love as Easy as Playing a Game

    We already rely on apps to find dates, and now developers are hoping we'll use them to stay together, too. But do they work? “Romantic relationships are very personal and private,” says Dr. Christoph Lutz, an associate professor at Nordic Centre for Internet & Society at BI Norwegian Business School. Thus, the data produced within such apps is sensitive, potentially even more sensitive than the data produced through dating apps, since we might be more authentic on relationship game apps. Given how new the bulk of these apps are, they’re likely still in the process of finding their business model and exploring monetization. Leveraging the data produced, which is a valuable asset given its personal nature,” he says.

  • Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - resett.no Election researcher: For close ties between public relations and politics

    Politicians and people working with public relations are not corrupt even though they are friends and help each other, but it can weaken the confidence of politicians, says election researcher Bernt Aardal. However, Professor Peggy Brønn at BI Norwegian Business School does not find this matter relevant to the debate on the links between public relations and politics. The reputation expert points out that Norway is a little country with few PR advisors and politicians. We just have to realize that it is impossible to avoid friendship in such a small environment, and these friends stand up for each other, she says to NTB.

  • Monday, 18 March 2019 - hegnar.no New Hydro CEO calls for more women in the industry

    Hilde Merete Aasheim hopes to be a role model for others when she pursues Svein Richard Brandtzæg and becomes Hydro's first female CEO. Professor Peggy Simcic Brønn at BI Norwegian Business School believes that this is brilliant news. Hydro can experience increased media coverage, as I consider this as big news - a woman to be head of a company that is among Norway's historic, industrial flagships, she says.

  • Friday, 08 March 2019 - dn.no What managers can learn from Caesar

    All leaders should study Julius Caesar, Napoleon said, 1800 years after Caesar. Does the claim still hold, 200 years later? It can quickly be easy to draw parallels throughout history. Some psychological and relational factors are nonetheless timeless. They only appear in other forms. The post is written by Steinar Bjartveit, adjunct lecturer II at the Department of Communication and Culture.

  • Friday, 22 February 2019 - utdanningsnytt.no No connection was found between pedagogy in kindergarten and later school skills

    However, both children's mental health and school skills were linked to the relationship with the teachers, according to new research. Ratib Lekhal is associate professor at BI and kindergarten researcher and was one of them who peer-reviewed the report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. When it comes to the relationship between children's relationships with adults and children's mental health, it is difficult to know whether there are bad relationships leading to poorer mental health, or the opposite. Most likely this affects in both directions, says Lekhal. It is important to work with relationships in the kindergarten and how to meet children and how to handle all kinds of children. This is also known from previous research, says Lekhal.

  • Thursday, 21 February 2019 - Dagsavisen Must argue to get the minimum rate

    Fewer at the top get more of the money, says Susanna Wallumrød, who publishes her 14th record and looks back on 15 years in the music industry. At the same time, BI has recently submitted its report to the Ministry of Culture on the impact of digitization on the Norwegian music industry. It shows that the vast majority of artists today earn less on recorded music, while they do not get their share of the growth in the concert market.

  • Monday, 18 February 2019 - Adresseavisen Digital rectification in the music

    Never have so many access to a lot of different music, and many of us have never heard exactly the same. The report ordered by the Ministry of Culture, the Center for Creative Industries at BI Norwegian Business School and Menon Economics have looked into the financial consequences of digitization in Norwegian music life in the report "What'snow - the impact of digitization on the Norwegian music industry". The main conclusions in the report are little merry reading for those who believe digitization leads to more diversity.

  • Saturday, 16 February 2019 - wired.co.uk Think Tinder has changed the nature of love?

    Science disagrees. Technology's impact on love can be felt in some ways – but is it as predictable as we think? When VCRs came into existence in the 1980s, many speculated that it would kill intimacy, because pornography would become available at home. Even when the printing press was invented, the worry was that it would cause information overload. “Before the first academic articles about Tinder were published, influential media pieces, such as the one by Nancy Jo Sales in Vanity Fair, framed the topic in a very negative way,” says Christoph Lutz, who researches mobile dating at the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society at BI Norwegian Business School

  • Tuesday, 12 February 2019 - dn.no The life of the sound and the sound of life

    Norwegian music is broad, diverse and constantly evolving, but BI and Menon's fresh report on the consequences of digitization for the music industry in Norway also points to major challenges. Digital platforms give Norwegian authors, musicians and artists access to a global audience. The report from BI and Menon also shows that there has been a positive development in the Norwegian music industry. This writes the Minister of Culture and Gender Equality, Trine Skei Grande, in this article.

  • Tuesday, 12 February 2019 - dn.no The sound of life and life in the sound

    Norwegian music is broad, diverse and constantly evolving, but BI and Menon's fresh report on the consequences of digitization for the music industry in Norway also points to major challenges. Digital platforms give Norwegian authors, musicians and artists access to a global audience. The report from BI and Menon also shows that there has been a positive development in the Norwegian music industry. This writes the Minister of Culture and Gender Equality, Trine Skei Grande, in this article.

  • Saturday, 09 February 2019 - Klassekampen.no Gender and music

    A new BI report claims that the gender differences are strengthened rather than weakened by the digitization of the music industry. BI professor Anne-Britt Gran asks the Minister of Culture, Trine Skei Grande (V), to take action, and wants to quote women for support schemes.

  • Saturday, 09 February 2019 - Klassekampen.no Gender and music

    A new BI report claims that the gender differences are strengthened rather than weakened by the digitization of the music industry. BI professor Anne-Britt Gran asks the Minister of Culture, Trine Skei Grande (V), to take action, and wants to quote women for support schemes.

  • Friday, 08 February 2019 - Morgenbladet Spotify's gender equality initiatives come to Norway

    Last week, the report "WHAT's NOW - the impact of digitization on the Norwegian music industry" was presented, and among many findings, the researchers from BI: CCI concluded that the difference in income between female and male musicians and authors increases. Among the proposed measures was to "strengthen areas of competence development". Then it fits perfectly that Spotify's "Equalizer Project" is launched in Oslo this month.

  • Wednesday, 06 February 2019 - nrk.no People prefer hardbacks

    Norwegian schools invest hundreds of millions in ipads - but want paper books as well More and more schools decide to replace both pencil, writing books and reading books with an ipad. After a while, however, it seems that hardback reading books are so popular that they come back. People like hardbacks. Research from professor Anne-Britt Gran at BI Norwegian Business School is not surprised that the students prefer hardbacks in stead of ipads for reading. We see from the research that people in all age groups prefer reading on paper than on screen. It does not apply to the elderly people only, even in the age group 15–19 most people prefer to read on paper, says Gran. Paper is also a technology, and it is a very good technology. There are a lot of technology optimists in our society today, and some of them may be a bit too eager in using new technology, Gran says.

  • Tuesday, 05 February 2019 - musikkultur.no Report for culture - weak or real politics?

    What is a report for culture? It is a strategic plan. It points out a direction, but does not necessarily point to concrete measures. This is the role of a parliamentary report - it must make up the status and point to the road ahead, explains Sigrid Røyseng. She is professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music and BI, and has researched and written about cultural politics and cultural management. She also looks at cultural reports as time images. That's how it has been developed since we got the first cultural reports in the 70s. The reports may seem superior and abstract, but say something about the spirit of the current times, says Røyseng.

  • Tuesday, 05 February 2019 - musikkultur.no Norwegian music loses ground

    Norwegian listeners listen less to Norwegian music. The report "What's Now - The Impact of Digitization of the Norwegian Music Industry" was presented end of January. The Center for Creative Industries at BI Norwegian Business School, in collaboration with Menon Economics, is behind this research. The report was commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, and mainly deals with the consequences of digitalisation for the Norwegian music industry. One of the findings is that the turnover of Norwegian music has clearly declined since the launch of Spotify in 2008.

  • Monday, 04 February 2019 - Uniforum.uio.no Majority of external representatives in university boards

    Jan Fridthjof Bernt wants a majority of external representatives in the university boards. Morten Huse, professor of organization and management at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School, agrees on how important it is for the external representatives to understand the distinctiveness of the university. The university is a place where knowledge is developed. Therefore, the opinions and thoughts of the academic staff are very important, and the academic staff must be emphasized in the management. One of the most important aspects for the external representatives is that they understand the uniqueness of the university and do not look at it as any other organization. And that they bring in knowledge that can help developing the university, says Huse.

  • Saturday, 02 February 2019 - Klassekampen The Ipad experiment

    I am also a technology optimist, and right now I am very optimistic about paper technology for the purposes of long-reading, concentration training and in-depth learning. Technology change is not well established in research, says Professor Anne-Britt Gran, at BI Norwegian Business School, in this article.

  • Friday, 01 February 2019 - Ballade.no The winner takes it all

    Thursday, January 31, the report "What's now - the impact of digitization on the Norwegian music industry" was presented. Income increases both in the streaming market and the concert market - but performers and creators receive less. It is the Center for Creative Industries at BI Norwegian Business School in collaboration with Menon Economics, which is behind the report, commissioned by the Ministry of Culture. The research group is composed by musicians, economists and humanists with associate professors at BI, Irina Eidsvold-Tøien, as leader for the group.

  • Friday, 01 February 2019 - Morgenbladet Norwegian musicians have become poorer

    Norwegian musicians have become poorer, more gender-divided and less listened to, according to a new report. On Thursday, the report "WHAT's NOW - The Impact of Digitization on the Norwegian Music Industry" was presented to The Minister of Culture, Trine Skei Grande at BI in Oslo. The report, which is made by the Center for Creative Industries at BI, maps the economic impact of digitization on the Norwegian music industry.

  • Thursday, 31 January 2019 - Aftenposten.no Will force the radio channels to play more Norwegian music

    A new BI report will reintroduce requirements for Norwegian music at P4 and Radio Norge. The digitization of the music market has given many Norwegian artists and creators tougher financial conditions over the last decade. This shows the BI report "What's now - the impact of digitization on the Norwegian music industry", which has been launched and presented to the Minister of Culture Trine Skei Grande today, jan 31st. The report shows that although the total music market in Norway has grown significantly, from NOK 5 billion in 2011 to nearly NOK 7.6 billion in 2017, the licensees' share of the pot has decreased.

  • Friday, 18 January 2019 - Ukeavisen Ledelse The Research Council may have broken its own articles of association

    The board allowed the administration to be the sender of controversial proposals. Expert on boards: The Research Council's board broke with its own articles of association when it chose not to consider a synthesis report with several controversial recommendations for a new research sector policy. This is the conclusion from an expert on boards, Frode Solberg, lecturer at BI Norwegian Business School. Colleague, Professor Morten Huse, and also expert on boards, says that the Research Council is among the organizations he knows, which are the toughest in the field of conflict of interest. Members of the Research Council's board have to sign for conflict of interest on a regular basis, and this makes it difficult to put together various boards and panels, he says.

  • Friday, 18 January 2019 - Ukeavisen Ledelse Employees in different parts of Norwat prefer different management styles

    A survey by Gillian Warner-Søderholm, Associate professor at BI Norwegian Business School: In Norway, it is common for employees to prefer managers who communicate in order to emphasize the importance of cooperation, good processes and welfare, as well as team building. In addition, Norwegian employees prefer leaders who deal with conflicts early and communicate in a way that demonstrates a willingness to deal with and solve problems at an early stage.

  • Friday, 18 January 2019 - aftenposten.no Many have money, but lack the prestige

    In Norway, so many awards that there are not enough candidates. In return, all awards are prestigious. Peggy Brønn, Professor at BI Norwegian Business School, has been fascinated with the growing market of awards. Not least, the competition between being important and having the most prestige. And how even the Nobel Prize in Literature can be dragged into the mess. Anyway, too many awards reduce the value of them in general, she says, wondering if there are enough good candidates in Norway for all the awards.

  • Monday, 14 January 2019 - kampanje.com Dagbladet stood on the edge of the cliff

    A new book reveals the secret café meetings of the media tops. In connection with Dagbladet's 150th anniversary, the book "Always in front of the screen" is published, which is tightly packed with stories about internally lurking, power struggles, intrigues, successes and fades. A central chapter in the book, written by Martin Eide, UiB, and Christine Myrvang, researcher II at BI Norwegian Business School, is the drama that took place during the years 2012 and 2013.

  • Monday, 14 January 2019 - innherred.no No good shopping summer

    There is the angle that the shopping centers loose ground. The reason for this is that the growth among the 60 largest shopping centers was the lowest in twenty years. In total, they had a revenue growth of one per cent. Growth in private consumption is 2.5 to 3 percent, and then shopping centers loose ground, concludes professor of innovation at BI Norwegian Business School, Peder Inge Furseth. The news was first published on Hegnar online Jan 13th and Finansavisen Jan 11th.

  • Friday, 04 January 2019 - Dag og Tid A notified murder on Dagbladet

    Andreas Hompland writes about the book "Always in front of the screen" about Dagbladet's recent history, written by Martin Eide, UiB, and Christine Myrvang, researcher II at BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Tuesday, 01 January 2019 - kampanje.com The most read and shared media cases in 2018

    PR blunders, TV crises and an advertising slogan marked last year's second quarter. The Crown Prince Couple considered Se and Hør's presentation of Marius Borg Høiby's girlfriend Juliane Snekkestad as regrettable and considered complaining about the celebrity magazine for the Press's Professional Committee, which BI professor Peggy Brønn thought was ridiculous. The case was the most read and shared in April.


  • Friday, 21 December 2018 - Dagsavisen Increasing of political stunts

    Erna Solberg has during 2018 played very much football. The number of political stunts is increasing, but can also be risky, says Professor Peggy Simcic Brønn at BI Norwegian Business School. If the stunt does not match the politicians' identity, they must say no. A gap between who you really are and the way you present yourself is the quickest way to loose confidence, says Brønn. It is incredibly silly by a politician to join or participate in events that are contrary to who they are, just to get publicity, she says.

  • Thursday, 20 December 2018 - frifagbevegelse.no "Kjosification" of Norwegian employers market

    Companies can now legally act in such a way that they undermine the pillar of our society, the Norwegian cooperation model, writes BI professor Eli Moen after employees in Norwegian lost in the Supreme Court.

  • Monday, 03 December 2018 - Budstikka.no Asker in grey, white and black

    Too many public websites and first pages are boring, with no images and colors. It seems that many people have forgotten that web sites should create enthusiasm and identification.The municipality's website should be able to help build cohesion and symbolize the good life in the municipality. As the website of Asker municipality looks today, it does not help build cohesion or symbolize attractiveness. Research conducted by Maria Isaksson from BI Norwegian Business School and Poul Erik Flyvholm Jørgensen from the University of Aarhus shows that the public will be more positive about what a municipality does and says, if they can identify with it, and if the website gives them positive thoughts about the municipality.

  • Friday, 30 November 2018 - Klassekampen Culture, seen from Overhalla

    The message of culture jumps over how complex and challenging the digital revolution is in the cultural sector. Here are just cheerful opportunities and limitless optimism. This writes Professor Anne-Britt Gran in this post.

  • Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - Dagens Næringsliv Open Facebook meeting in Oslo

    Facebook invites you to a two-day public meeting in Oslo city center. People become skeptical when scandals are so close, says Professor Peggy Brønn, BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - Dagsavisen The Minister of Culture's optimism in technology

    The new cultural governmental report seeks to make cultural policy important. But it has a naive confidence in technology. There is reason to ask about optimism of the cultural intelligence technology. Here we need technology realism. Artists' weakened income are linked to business models of companies such as Facebook, Google and Spotify, writing professor Sigrid Røyseng, BI Business School and Professor II at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

  • Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - kommunikasjon.no Crises comunication crises related to me-too

    Communication researchers have long stayed away from analyzes of the field of sexual assault. But now some of Norway's meto-cases have been analyzed in a communication perspective. Psychologists and organizational scientists, social medicine and gender researchers have for many years gathered data, analyzed, discussed and presented research on sexual abuse in war, in peace, at work, in defense and in relationships with asymmetric power relations. This is what Associate Professor Tor Bang writes about.

  • Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - utrop.no Missing focus on new minorities

    There is nothing about how to include the diversity of recent migration, says the leader of Transcultural Arts Production (TrAP) in a critical comment on the cultural governmental report launched before the weekend. Sigrid Røyseng is professor of culture and management at BI Norwegian Business School. She thinks it is good that the cultural report points out that cultural life has not been good enough for diversity. Røyseng believes that the reasons why cultural life does not reflect the population should have been mentioned more in the report. One reason, she believes, is that cultural life has been operating with a quality concept that has shown little openness to different approaches.

  • Sunday, 25 November 2018 - E24.no Nordic e-commerce grows most in the world

    Global sales in the world's online trade increased by 17 percent in the third quarter, shows a new survey from system Salesforce. Growth is the highest in the Nordic region, where consumers increased online shopping by 48 per cent. Peder Inge Furseth, Professor of Innovation at BI Norwegian Business School, considers the figures as a warning signal for Norwegian retail. He believes we will probably see more bankruptcies in Norwegian trade in the future.

  • Friday, 23 November 2018 - minervanett.no A new parliamentary report for culture

    Friday, November 23, is the day Norwegian cultural life has been waiting for a long time: for the first time in fifteen years, a new parliamentary report for culture is being launched. Professor Anne-Britt Gran, BI Norwegian Business School, believes that vision and goals for the sector will be important. She does not perceive regional reform as central as many of the actors in the field do. Gran is instead concerned about how the cultural message will relate to digitization.

  • Thursday, 22 November 2018 - Dagbladet.no A new book about Dagbladet

    Dagbladet has its 150 years of anniversary in January 2019. New book about Dagbladet and the digital shift in the newspaper market has been published. The book is written by historian Christine Myrvang, BI Norwegian Business School and media researcher Martin Eide, UiB.

  • Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - Dagsavisen Waiting for Trine's vision for the future

    For the first time in 15 years a new cultural governmental report is presented. The report may be the most important Trine Skei Grande has been making for her entire term as Minister of Culture. This is an important report in the years to come. In this perspective, digitalization is the biggest challenge, says Anne-Britt Gran, professor of cultural policy at BI Norwegian Business School. I hope the Minister of Culture in the report addresses the digital challenges we face, and the importance of digitization for the economy of the cultural industry, says Gran.

  • Saturday, 10 November 2018 - E24.no Sales stunt for crisis-driven retail trade

    The huge Chinese shopping-day Singles Day is being taken by more and more users in Norway. Top manager in Virke fears that this also will take much of the Christmas shopping. It seems illogical to add more sales days when the retail trade is struggling, says Peder Inge Furseth, Professor of Innovation at BI Norwegian Business School. But because of its struggle, it has accumulated an excess of goods to be sold out, he says.

  • Thursday, 08 November 2018 - Budstikka Tax lists for family business

    Where families stand for great values, it is common to see transition from family business to corporate family business. The family and family members will gladly become investors after the funds in the company have been withdrawn through sales, says Professor Morten Huse at BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Saturday, 03 November 2018 - Ledernytt.no Game of Thrones and leadership

    The TV series Game of Thrones shows what characterizes good leadership and emphasizes how important it is for managers to reflect on their own leadership style and leadership role. This is the message from Trond Kjærstad at BI Norwegian Business School. "I have two entrances to it. Game of Thrones is about the struggle for leadership and shows a number of leaders who fight for their positions," he says. Kjærstad believes the dilemmas that the heroes and villains in this magnificent series encounter are highly recognizable to many leaders.

  • Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - nrk.no Masks with Trump, Putin and Kim

    Masks of presidents from the United States, Russia and North Korea frighten more than blood and gallows during Halloween. Peggy Brønn, Professor of business communication at BI Norwegian Business School, believes the sale of political masks is a sign of a profound phenomenon in society. There are many scared people - and these three are the three most scary on Earth right now. Using them as masks is a definite way to take power from these leaders, says Brønn.

  • Friday, 26 October 2018 - A-Magasinet Waves from the east

    Zeshan Shakar was told that his home always was criticized from outside. Now the success writer is at the head of a wave of personal stories from Oslo's urban cities. Peggy S Brønn, professor at BI Norwegian Business School, thinks personal stories are important. They give us a face to a situation that people only know from media coverage. If it also stimulates people to question their own prejudices, it can also do something about the reputation, Brønn believes.

  • Friday, 26 October 2018 - Budstikka Change of generation in the family business in Storms

    Fifth generation enters the company in Bærum. Annette Storm (40), as the first woman, will lead the 121-year-old aroma and taste producer Storms at Vøyenenga. Family takeover like this is no longer so usual, says BI Professor Morten Huse. In some cases, like this, the company will continue with the family ownership and management. But it's not as common as before. For example, where businesses account for high values, we also see more frequent transfers from family businesses to corporate businesses, says Huse.

  • Friday, 19 October 2018 - The greatest inventions are in front of us

    In Aftenposten October 15, the economist Robert J. Gordon challenges the importance of the digital revolution. He concludes that the great invention's time is over. I see at least three problems with Professor Gordon's conclusion, writes Professor Peder Inge Furseth in this post. The importance of how technological development improves the quality of life for billions of people is extensive and can not be fully quantified, Furseth writes.

  • Thursday, 18 October 2018 - utdanningsnytt.no Stress test of 300 children

    Stress test of 300 one and two-year-old children has started, and in three years time, researchers hope they can say whether the quality in kindergartens affects the stress level of the children involved in the experiment. The research project "Trygg før 3" is a collaboration between RBUP, BI Norwegian Business School and Associate Professor Ratib Lekhal at the Department of Communication and Culture and the Regional Knowledge Center for Children and Youth, Central Norway, NTNU by Professor May Britt Drugli.

  • Thursday, 18 October 2018 - Bergens Tidende The music industry in Bergen

    Companies in the music industry in Bergen increased sales by more than 50 million from 2016 to 2017. Audun Molde, Adjunct lecturer II at BI Norwegian Business School and Kristiania College, says several things that are distinctive to the music industry in Bergen. The city has some highly skilled single actors, who share in common the goal of working internationally. They do not only look to Norway but to the world. This gives results, says Molde, who currently participates in a research project finanzed Ministry of Culture, and looks at how the digitization of the music field has affected the industry's economy and market structures.

  • Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - dn.no Stargate is selling their song catalogue

    The Norwegian hitmakers Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen sell their rights to Shamrock Capital. Audun Molde is a adjunct lecturer II at BI Norwegian Business School, teaches the popular music studies at Kristiania College and is author of the book "Pop. A history". Becoming an international investment object as songwriters is a very big acknowledgment of what they have done, says Molde.

  • Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - e24.no Support Coca Cola

    Experts disagree with Coca-Cola's treatment of the small competitor Jallasprite. The law firm supports the giant, while others call the company's behavior petty. The professor of corporate communication at BI Norwegian Business School, Peggy Simcic Brønn, thinks Coca-Cola has to protect their brand, but in this case they should avoid legal action.

  • Friday, 12 October 2018 - forsvaretsforum.no TV debate can be curriculum

    Minister of Defense gets criticism for personal attacks. Expert on rhetoric and Associate Professor Maria Isaksson at BI Norwegian Business School is considering using an interview with Frank Bakke-Jensen to be terrified and alert in teaching. Minister of Defense apologizes. Isaksson says that the TV debate is close to be used for future learning about rhetoric among students in the communications studies.

  • Friday, 12 October 2018 - Ukeavisen Ledelse It's not about persuading others

    Professor in Communication and Management at BI Norwegian Business School, Sut In Wong, says that it is the manager's responsibility to facilitate smooth flow of communication in an organization.

  • Thursday, 11 October 2018 - utdanningsforbundet.no New survey on local wage supplement in kindergarten and school

    Bård Kuvaas and Ide Katrine Birkeland at BI Norwegian Business School have commissioned the report "Survey on local wage subsidies in kindergartens and schools" on behalf of Utdanningsforbundet. The main conclusion is that local individual wage supplements are very unlikely to affect the motivation and work environment of teachers and teachers in kindergartens in a positive way. Instead, it may cause negative consequences because the criteria and procedures that underlie local wage increases are not perceived as fair.

  • Thursday, 11 October 2018 - Klassekampen Agents on risky adventure

    Norwegian agencies are preparing for Book Fair in Frankfurt next year. But not everyone will survive, believes BI researcher Anitra Figenschou, adjunct lecturer at the Department of Communication and Culture. She says that from a business perspective it is difficult to survive in the book industry in general, and especially for an agent. She believes, however, that Norwegian agencies have a greater chance than ever to do well, given the unique book year Norway. But if that's enough, Figenschou is not sure.

  • Friday, 28 September 2018 - Dagens Næringsliv Talking about tax provides right tax

    The tax office in Norway has an interaction with large companies that is unique in European context. This writes Professor Benedicte Brøgger and lecturer Kiran Aziz, BI Norwegian Business School, in today's newspaper.

  • Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - Forskerforum.no Crisis in the Researchers Association

    The fact that a board member goes to the media about the Steinnes-case before it is finished is a blow in the face of the Researchers Association, says communications expert, Peggy S Brønn. She is a professor of communication at BI Norwegian Business School and head of the BI Center for Corporate Communication. This is a bit of a crisis for researchers when the local organization undermines the central organization in this way, says Peggy S Brønn.

  • Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - TV2.no Reactions against advertising for Airport Shuttle

    An advertising campaign for Bergen Airport Shuttle Service has created powerful reactions. A poster shows a woman who has to get home in time to get the children in bed. Another shows a man who has to go home in time for a football match. Professor at the Department of Communication and Culture, and an expert at PR and Communication at BI Norwegian Business School, Peggy Simcic Brønn, says it's disappointing to see such advertising in 2018. It's so easy and stereotyped, she says. Women have fought against this stereotype for years. It's like pulled out of the 50's. It's a completely brain-dashed advertising, there's no sign of creativity, says Brønn.

  • Monday, 17 September 2018 - ballade.no How to get the profitable cultural tourists to Norway

    We must start talking about investing in the art, writes the program manager at NOSO. I can not see that the government's new plan should make any difference for the culture-based industries, says BI Professor Anne-Britt Gran.

  • Saturday, 15 September 2018 - DN.no Apple's unique position

    Professor Peder Inge Furseth at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School believes that Apple's pricing strategy is possible because of the unique position of the American electronics giant.

  • Friday, 14 September 2018 - Drammens Tidende Innovators in Drammen

    Innovators intend to pick 400 investment millions. This sounds exciting and thoughtful, not least the international venture, says Benedicte Brøgger. She is professor at BI Norwegian Business School, and works with entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs at the Department of Communication and Culture. "I am currently in China, and here are several internal stock exchange just for small tech companies. Something like this could also be useful in Norway in terms of capital for entrepreneurs", she says.

  • Friday, 14 September 2018 - Bergensavisen Mail death in the future

    Much remains before online shopping experience is good enough - and simple enough. Professor Peder Inge Furseth at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School believes logistics is one of the main challenges for online stores. The accuracy of the delivery is another.

  • Friday, 14 September 2018 - Ukeavisen Ledelse We have a lot to learn from Silicon Valley

    BI Professor Peder Inge Furseth sees no reason why we will not learn from the innovation efforts in the United States. It also applies to things that do not work, he says.

  • Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - E24.no No revolution in the e-commerce

    I do not see any revolution in the e-commerce market, says Professor Peder Inge Furseth, who does not believe that so-called voice-assisted assistants will dramatically influence the e-commerce. He believes many have excessive expectations for speech assistants.

  • Wednesday, 05 September 2018 - Dagbladet.no Telenor in a crisis

    Professor Peggy S. Brønn at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School, says to Dagbladet that it does not come as a big surprise to her that Svendsen is now leaving Telenor. My first reaction was that someone had to go and that must be her, says Brønn. Svendsen could never win against Brekke, who has the support of the board, she says. Morten Huse, professor at the same department at BI, emphasizes that he does not know the details behind Svendsen's departure, but he says it is important that it is good working relationship in a management. It is a CEO's responsibility to ensure that a team works well, he says. It can be completely devastating if there are big conflicts inside a business company. Huse also believes that it will not be easy for Brekke in time to come. He will certainly be in the pursuits, he says.

  • Wednesday, 05 September 2018 - Dagsavisen Berit Svendsen leaves Telenor

    Berit Svendsen leaves as top manager in Telenor Norway. Telenor CEO Sigve Brekke denies that he has expelled Svendsen. Svendsen himself is silent about the reason. Professor Peggy S Brønn at BI Norwegian Business School interprets the departure as follows: According to a fairly credible chairman and chief executive officer, Svendsen is leaving because her contract was soon coming to an end. They did their best to get her other positions that would put her in a better position to become a possible CEO, but she was not interested, Brønn says. Brekke can sit in the position for another eight years, as he is not affected by Telenor's new policy with fixed-term contracts. Who will be waiting for eight years to get an opportunity to reach the top manager position when you can only sit there for two to three years, asks Brønn. The issue is also referred in Bergens Tidende September 5th.

  • Friday, 31 August 2018 - Ukeavisen Ledelse We can be more innovative with simple steps

    While working life is organized with paukes and tricks, research shows that groups are systematically underperforming, especially when it comes to innovation, says a psychologist and lecturer II at BI Norwegian Business School, Trond Kjærstad, in his new book on creativity, "Gunstig intelligens"

  • Saturday, 25 August 2018 - Inside24.no BI Talks: Managing diversity

    In this episode of BI Talks we are discussing how to manage diversity in organizations with Associate Professor Gillian Warner-Søderholm. She is a full time faculty member of the BI Norwegian Business School, and is also the Head of the department of Communication and Culture. Warner-Søderholm is teaching on a number of programs in intercultural communication, international business, Scandinavian culture, study strategies, negotiations and presentations.

  • Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - NRK.no About Twitter in Stortinget

    How busy are the members of Stortinget in social medias? NRK has "seen them in the cards" on the use of Donald Trump's favorite medium. One issue is how often a politician writes messages on Twitter or Facebook. How good the text is, is something else, says college lecturer in rhetoric at BI Norwegian Business School, Ratna Elisabet Kamsvåg. The ability to write a Twitter message of interest is more important than posting a lot of messages, she says.

  • Friday, 17 August 2018 - siste.no Public institutions spent millions on Arendalsuka

    More than 100 public institutions, companies and enterprises have spent millions during Arendalsuka politics festival. Professor of Public Relations and Communication at BI Norwegian Business School, Peggy Brønn, is an expert in public sector reputation. She believes that it may be well-spent money for public agencies and institutions to be present in Arendal. Arendalsuka is a place where you will be seen and heard. Instead of spreading a communication budget thinly throughout the year, you can get to much in one place. In addition, you are not dependent on the media to get a message out to a big public, says Brønn.

  • Friday, 10 August 2018 - Dagens Perspektiv Power - what leaders can learn from Machiavelli

    Steinar Bjartveit, consultant and lecturer in management at the Department of Communication and Culture, BI Norwegian Business School, uses timeless classics - such as Socrates, Machiavelli, Marcus Aurelius and Shakespeare - when he teach management. Classics are constant, regardless of the differentwaves that characterize the management profession.

  • Tuesday, 24 July 2018 - Adresseavisen Clothing store has doubled the size of the online store room

    The e-commerce market has gained momentum in Norway, increasing by a two-digit percentage each year. Adresseavisen has previously written that the turnover in Midtbyen has been stagnant since 2014 and that the shopping centers on a national basis have increased revenue by two per cent so far this year. Professor Peder Inge Furseth is an innovation researcher at BI Norwegian Business School, and says that Norwegian trade has been so good that they have not renewed themselves. This will have major consequences for the physical stores. Their sales will decline, the number of stores will decline and we will buy more and more online, he says.

  • Monday, 16 July 2018 - Dagens Næringsliv NRK reported too much about the cave issue in Thailand

    Anne-Britt Gran, is professor of cultural understanding and cultural policy at BI Norwegian Business School, and has written a post where she questioning whether it is NRK's responsibility as a national broadcast company to provide continuous updates on the situation at the cave in Thailand. Gran does not think it is a matter if NRK is going to cover the issue at all, but rather about how much NRK should cocer an issue like this.

  • Monday, 09 July 2018 - VG Must increase our ability for innovation

    Innovation Norway has a director who primarily has the ability to create public debate about her leadership style and employment. This is a pity. The debate should also be about Norway's low innovation capacity. This is posted by Professor Peder Inge Furseth.

  • Monday, 09 July 2018 - nettavisen.no Zalando top managers sharp wage reduction with new model

    The Zalando bosses cut their wages by two thirds and greatly increased the bonus. Tor Grenness is Professor Emeritus at BI Norwegian Business School and senior management expert. He believes the strategy of low fixed salary and high bonus can be a risky strategy. The downside of such big bonuses linked to a specific goal is that you as a manager might be too focused on what you gain personally more than the company's interest in the long term, says Grenness.

  • Thursday, 28 June 2018 - vl.no Reactions on Pride stunts

    Social involvement has become an important part of corporate branding. The organization Pride believes DNB is hanging on the rainbow wave, without being genuinely concerned with gay rights. Companies that support movements have often been criticized for first doing this when the movement has won the struggle for broad public recognition. Companies should be aware of this risk, says professor Peggy Simcic Brønb at BI Norwegian Business School. The case is also referred to in the newspaper Dagen 2.7. and Vårt Land 3.7.

  • Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - Aftenposten Missing distinctions in the #meetoo-debate

    The debate about sexual harassment has become superficial. The real issues are not being addressed, researchers believe. Actors work in a way where they use their own body, emotions, sensuality and eroticism. The gray zones are therefore in line, and there is something we should take seriously in the debate, says Professor Sigrid Røyseng at BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Saturday, 09 June 2018 - Budstikka Sells medical assistance without queue

    New medical services pop up in Asker and Bærum. ■ Dr. Dropin. ■ If you have booked until 1400 a day and the doctor sees delays,the doctor sends a text message telling the patient about this. ■ Hjemmelegene.no. Patients can search and order a doctor in their area by entering their zip code. Peder Inge Furseth, Professor at BI, believes people are more than ready for this type of innovation. As consumers and customers, we want to save time whenever we can and have a more comfortable everyday life. This is just the beginning for such concepts, he says.

  • Friday, 08 June 2018 - Ukeavisen Ledelse Competition situation in aviation market changed in the 90's

    The airline market went through major changes from the mid 90's. The introduction of the freedom of establishment completely changed the competitive situation in aviation, saays Professor of BI Norwegian Business School, Eli Moen.

  • Sunday, 03 June 2018 - Dagbladet Criticism against DN

    Tidal company again attacks DN after critical report. It could be a dangerous strategy, says BI Professor, Peggy S Brønn. She says that Tidal makes it as if DN is wrong, and Tidal is right. This is a dangerous strategy, because then the company should definitely be correct, otherwise the reputation of the company will be seriously damaged. Most organizations hesitate to go against the media in such a way, being so aggressive, because the action could be the target, more than the case, says Brønn.

  • Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - E24 Does not believe in e-commerce

    The Swedish cheap store Rusta has expanded sharply in Norway. The top boss believes the chain does not need e-commerce. BI researcher Peder Inge Furseth is clear in his statement: Norwegian trading chains that do not have online shopping within 3-4 years will probably have to close down.

  • Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - insidetelecom.no Can loose half a billion

    Norwegians spend more money on streaming services, but they do not get Nordic content for money. New advertising rules may make Norwegian content even smaller than today. Associate Professor II at BI Norwegian Business School, Terje Gaustad participated in the debate on television streaming during the Inside Telecom conference in Strømstad on May 8th, says that 30 percent of the money Norwegians spend on television, go to online services.

  • Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - Vårt Land Scepticism to Facebook's donate button

    Public finance is a good service for Facebook, but it does not create a better reputation for corporate social responsibility. "It's business," says Peggy Simcic Brønn, professor at BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - E24 Spanish newspaper: IAG shareholders propose a joint Norwegian bid with Ryanair

    London fund with stakeholders in the air force IAG believes the company should collaborate with Ryanair to buy Norwegian, according to Spanish newspaper. Professor Eli Moen at BI Norwegian Business School says that when such things are going on, it is typical that there are incredibly many speculations. Whether they are conscious or just speculations to have something to write about, it's impossible to know, she says. They propose a splitting of Norwegian, what do you think about it? It was the same with Air Berlin. Then Lufthansa took a part of it, and EasyJet the rest. So the way to divide companies has been done before, says Moen.

  • Wednesday, 02 May 2018 - minervanett.no The Norwegian Opera has lower prices than other major opera houses in Europe

    In December 2015, a committee led by Professor Sigrid Røyseng at BI concluded that there is a great potential for increasing DNO & B's own income. Ticket prices had risen far less than wage and price inflation, says Røyseng to Minerva today. But in this context, it is obviously a matter of whether the opera should work to attract new audiences or increase within the audience groups they already have. Although the opera has become more accessible after moving from Folketeatret to Bjørvika ten years ago, the barrier to attend an opera show is still high by many people, says Røyseng.

  • Monday, 30 April 2018 - utrop.no Proposal in cutting support to theatres not reaching multicultural audience

    Transnational Arts Production (TRAP) proposes cutting the support for theaters, orchestras and other public-oriented cultural institutions that do not reach a multicultural audience. Sigrid Røyseng is professor and professional leader of the bachelor program Creative Industries Management at BI Norwegian Business School. Utrop asks whether financial sanctions against cultural institutions are the way to go: Financial sanctions can certainly help to make cultural institutions more offensive in their diversity work, Røyseng answers. But Røyseng is skeptical about the long-term effect: in a larger perspective it will be difficult, as it will be seen as a violation of the principle that art life should not be politically controlled, that is what we call the arm's length principle, she says.

  • Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - Klassekampen Have not seen such bias before

    According to Anitra Figenschou, publisher and lecturer at BI Norwegian Business School, the book market today, with a few publishing companies controlling all sales channels for books and negotiations without transparence and openness, the we must trust that publisher companies do not use their power to force competitors out of the market, Figenschou says.

  • Thursday, 19 April 2018 - NRK.no NRK + local newspapers = true ?

    In the debate about NRK and local newspapers, important information has disappeared in the discussions. Then we have researchers responsible for correcting the mistakes, Anne-Britt Gran, Mona K Solvoll and Ragnhild K Olsen are writing in this statement.

  • Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - Nationen A new source of activism

    Animal welfare organization Animas campaign against Coop and "cage eggs" is a form of "like and share" campaign we have not seen before. Reputation researcher Peggy Simcic Brønn at BI Norwegian Business School believes Coop has a bad case in convincing the Norwegian consumers why they should continue to buy eggs form cages. This is an interesting case, but I am surprised that Coop still sells eggs from cage hens when all other grocery stores in Norway have - or will - stop selling it. Brønn thinks Coop has a bad case to win this debate against animal welfare organizations.

  • Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - Vårt Land The ecclesiastical origin of pop music

    The gold standard for today's most widely used pop music, hip hop and R & B, has deep historical roots in American ecclesiastical music styles and performers, says the author of the new book POP - A story, Audun Molde is a lecturer of the music industry at Westerdals Oslo ACT and BI Norwegian Business School. In his new book, he explores the history of pop music and the music industry for the last 200 years. Popen's church origin.

  • Monday, 16 April 2018 - medier24.no 40% of the population use the NRK online more after online payment was introduced?

    It is suggested that 40% of the population use the NRK online more after online payment was introduced. But that is not right. Important information has disappeared in this discussion. And it is regrettable when the figure is used to doubt the research the Media Authority is building its report on, writes Mona K. Solvoll, Ragnhild Kr. Olsen and Anne-Britt Gran at the Department of Communication and Culture. In connection with the presentation of the Media Authority's report on NRK and media diversity, it has been referred to findings from our Research Council-funded project (KulMedia program) about the population's use of local media. This is an independent research project on digitizing local media and cultural industries. It has not been commissioned by the Media Authority, nor is it in the basic material used by the Media Authority, Solvoll, Olsen and Gran are writing.

  • Monday, 16 April 2018 - E24.no The name Norwegian will survive a possible purchase

    Neither BI professor Eli Moen thinks Norwegian consumers will notice too much of a possible acquisition of Norwegian. Norwegian with all its flights and routes will not disappear from the market by a purchase, she says.

  • Saturday, 14 April 2018 - Dagsavisen Norwegian acquisition will follow aviation trend

    A possible Norwegian acquisition confirms a development that has been going on in the last 20 years, says Professor Eli Moen at BI Norwegian Business School. There will be an increased concentration and fewer players in aviation. Before we had the flagships British Airways and Lufthansa. With the liberalization of aviation, low-cost companies increased the competition pressure. In recent years, flagship vessels have entered the low-cost market, says Moen, pointing out that it is not a long time ago a similar acquisition when Lufthansa bought the airline Air Berlin.

  • Thursday, 12 April 2018 - kampanje.no Critical towards the Royal Family's handling of the magazine Se og Hør

    The American Peggy Brønn is a professor at BI Norwegian Business School. This is an interesting issue where the reactions to media coverage become the news itself, which is typical of "high profile cases", she says.

  • Monday, 09 April 2018 - Dagens Perspektiv Video: Women in boards

    BI professor Morten Huse is researcher on boards and he has himself held various board positions and positions in Norwegian business. In this video, he tells about the role of women in the boards.

  • Friday, 06 April 2018 - gaffa.no A new book about pop history

    Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Handelshøyskolen BI, Audun Molde has written a book about pop music history during the last 200 years - and thanks from pop musicians to take the genre seriously. Wise, thorough, educational and with respectf, says Knut "Euroboy" Schreiner about Molde's book "POP - A History", while Silje "Bendik" Halstensen finds it interesting to understand more about how pop music has become what it is today. The pop musician Sondre Lerche, comments the newly published book to showcase several layers of cultural, technological and commercial phenomena.

  • Friday, 06 April 2018 - Dagens Perspektiv "The process" against Anita Krohn Traaseth

    Neither Minister of Industry, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen nor the county authorities knew that the board of Innovation Norway had initiated a process for possibly throwing Anita Krohn Traaseth as CEO. Management expert and professor at BI Norwegian Business School, Morten Huse, believes that the Ministry of Industry must have been under pressure in this case. It is not always easy to be completely clear in advance. Former Minister of Industry, Monica Mæland and Prime Minister Erna Solberg have certainly given him some clear advice about what has been important. They feel a big commitment for the women who are recruited into top positions to give them proper treatment. Then it is for them to step more carefully than Dyb initiated, Huse says. This statement is rejecting by Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

  • Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - The West Australian 'No magic fix’ for boardroom gender equality

    Mandated quotas to get more women on boards will not on their own achieve gender equality but they are a step in the right direction, according to a visiting Norwegian academic. BI Norwegian Business School communications and culture department professor Morten Huse said mandated quotas on their own would not achieve gender equality or lead to companies performing better.

  • Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - Dagsavisen Goodbye to the cinema monopoly

    Both the film industry and the audience across the country have reason to enjoy Odeon breaking the cinema monopoly in Oslo. Local cinema monopoly in combination with high property prices can probably explain that it has been built up a sub-capacity in line with population growth in Oslo, writes Associate Professor Terje Gaustad, BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Thursday, 22 March 2018 - Morgenbladet The good reality narrative

    The reality narrative has recently been at the center of the debate. The disclosure of Henrik Langeland's book about the Aker Group had cut and glued from other sources without sufficient reference, opened a discussion about the relationship between professionalism and narrative, honesty and creativity in reality-based literature. This weakens the prosperity and its connection to reality narrative, says Christine Myrvang, business historian at BI Norwegian Business School. In this time of fake news and facts under pressure, it is more important than ever that text and source references run together, she says.

  • Thursday, 22 March 2018 - The West Australian About leadership and gender

    One of WA’s top businesswomen says she “couldn’t care less” if she got appointed to a company board position because of a gender quota. Norway introduced quotas requiring the boards of listed companies to be at least 40 per cent women more than a decade ago. Professor Morten Huse’s research found that while quotas in Norway increased the number of women on boards it did not have a knock-on effect to seeing more women in executive and other leadership roles. He also stressed that Norway’s experience could not simply be cut and pasted to other countries, where different political and social dynamics were involved.

  • Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - abcnyheter.no Rhetoric experts concerned about the debate climate post Listhaug

    Rhetoric experts believe the Listhaug case has hardened the political debate climate in Norway and warns against further harshing debates. This is one of the hardest debates we have seen between Norwegian politicians, says rhetoric expert and Associate professor at BI Norwegian Business School Maria Isaksson.

  • Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - Dagens Næringsliv NRK is competing to a small extent with local medias

    Local newspapers believe that local content free of charge on the NRK website can make consumers less interested in what they offer for payment, but according to our surveys, 85 per cent of local media consumers use NRK as an add-on to local medias. It is thus limited how much NRK competes with local media. This writes Professor Anne-Britt, Associate Professor Mona K. Solvoll and PhD Fellow Ragnhild K. Olsen at BI Norwegian Business School in this chronicle.

  • Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - Aftenposten.no The successful "Bookshelf"-project

    We need a digital cultural promise to ensure the dissemination of Norwegian content. If not, global players like Amazon, Google and Netflix will win. Cultural consumption is becoming more and more digital. It must also be reflected in the forthcoming cultural announcement. The National Library's successful Bookshelf project can show the way how public digital infrastructure can be built, also in other cultural areas. This writes Professor Anne-Britt Gran, PhD Fellow Linn-Birgit Kampen Kristensen, Department of Communication and Culture, BI and Eivind Røssaak, Associate Professor National Library in this chronicle.

  • Friday, 16 March 2018 - Dagens Næringsliv Better management with mathematical models?

    Tor Grennes, Professor Emeritus in International Management at BI Norwegian Business School, believes that socioeconomic models are not what is needed to improve management researchers.

  • Friday, 16 March 2018 - Dagens Næringsliv Employers should pursue vocational subjects

    Johan From and Hans Bonesrønning, both professors at BI Norwegian Business School and affiliated with the Center for Innovation in Education Management, believe that major structural changes in vocational education are needed. The companies should take the main responsibility and provide guidance for training, while the schools complement and follow up training according to the needs of the companies. They write this in a chronicle in today's newspaper. In addition, the newspaper has two pages on the matter. The government recently announced that from 2020 there will be major changes in vocational education and students will receive specialization in the first year.

  • Friday, 16 March 2018 - Morgenbladet About book sources

    With the plagiarism scandal regarding Henrik Langeland's book about Aker, the prosperity of justice is again on the agenda. Within the historical discipline, at least deviant source solutions are quickly pointed out. In January, Christine Myrvang, business historian at BI Norwegian Business School, had a post on Facebook because Aschehoug has not included the source list of Asbjørn Bakkes biography of Erik Bye (2017) at the back of the book, as usual, but put it on a separate website. Myrvang does not seem the solution of separating book and sources is a practice to follow. The source references in a book, gives the text authority by visualizing the knowledge that lies behind and enlighten the text, she says.

  • Thursday, 15 March 2018 - Kommunal Rapport Will change special teaching in schools

    There is a lot of special teaching in school, with NO EFFECT, shows studies. Now the expert group will have extensive changes. Ratib Lekhal, associate professor and professor of national management education for kindergarten at BI Norwegian Business School, has completed one study. He measured the effect of special education through mathematics and Norwegian samples. The conclusion is that the pupils who received special education in Norwegian had a lower score than the corresponding group who received regular education. In mathematics there were no changes. We have examined whether special education has any effect as it is performed today, but we have not looked into the content of the teaching, says Lekhal.

  • Friday, 09 March 2018 - Morgenbladet Book about Aker withdrawn from market

    There is no clear distinction between narrative and scientific work, says business historian at BI Norwegian Business School, Christine Myrvang. Friday night the publisher withdrawn the new book about Aker's history. For historians who write this kind of books, there is no clear distinction between scientific works and narratives. We write research-based, source-based stories, says Myrvang. If Langeland "just" would write a story from reality, which is not so close to the references, Aker should put him to write a novel and give him artistic freedom to do just that, says Myrvang.

  • Thursday, 08 March 2018 - Dagbladet Tajik has the qualities of Obama

    Dagbladet counts Norway's twelve best female speakers. Hadia Tajik is among those who impress the most. The jury consisted of Knut Olav Åmås, Fritt Ord, Ratna E. Kamsvåg, Department of Communication and Culture at BI, Mina Gerhardsen, Communications Director of Norad and Martine Aurdal, Dagbladet. Kamsvåg is a rhetoric expert at BI, and believes people's idea of speakers is often by a positioned man on the chair with a dominant voice and a confident body language. This statement helps to nuance this picture, she says.

  • Monday, 05 March 2018 - Aftenposten.no The chairman of Innovation Norway's board withdraws

    Aftenposten announced Monday that the chairman of Innovation Norway's board withdraws. The reason is that the Minister of Industry, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (H), has stopped the board of directors of Innovation Norway's consideration of Director Anita Krohn Traaseth's future position as Director. I think it is relevant to ask: What would Trygve Hegnar, Elisabeth Grieg or another private dominant owner of a company have done in a similar situation, comments Professor Morten Huse at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School, who is travelling in Australia and emphasizes that he has not had the opportunity to get into this specific case. It is a tradition that the state as owner should be passive in such a situation, and it would be a fuss if a minister does not adhere to this, says Huse. The state as a shareholder, in principle, represents all of us ordinary Norwegians. How a minister chooses to act in a case like this depends on the ideological point of view. In such circumstances, a minister must expect critisism, anyway, says Professor Morten Huse.

  • Saturday, 03 March 2018 - Bustikka Fairtrade cotton at Dressmann

    Dressmann takes the lead and becomes the world's largest player in Fairtrade cotton, and the customers will not pay more for the products. Professor and reputation expert Peggy Simcic Brønn at BI believes consumers today expect businesses to work more ethically. Brønn says that the reputation of companies is reduced if they do not.

  • Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - VG.no Fear in the publishing industry

    Petter Stordalen secured himself Norway's second best selling author, Jørn Lier Horst. Then he snapped Aschehoug's bestseller Tom Egeland. Now the head of the Norwegian authors association hopes that Stordalen will not continue to run the publishers of bestsellers. Professor Anne Britt Britt and head of the Center for Creative Industries at BI Norwegian Business School has followed the news of Stordalen's entry into the publishing industry. Such a so-called commercial concept will soon be able to pay off. Personnel costs seem to be kept at a minimum level in all three publishers Pilar, Capitana and Gloria. I am surprised that the heavy publishing skills from Kagge and Cappelen Damm will be used as advisors across the publishers, as they do not have ownership interests. It sounds like a bad deal for them and a good deal for main owner Pilar, says Gran.

  • Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - Dagens Næringsliv Film challenges

    Assistant Professor II Terje Gaustad at BI Norwegian Business School has written that the increasing electronic consumption of films and series has led to less costs for Norwegians to see new films and series. Politicians may have to choose between earnings and accessibility for viewers, writes Gaustad.

  • Friday, 16 February 2018 - Klassekampen Cinema Warning

    Cinema visits went down in both Norway and the EU last year. If the trend continues, there are great reasons for concern, according to experts. Since 2007, the DVD market has burst, and the audience has moved to subscription-based online services such as Netflix and HBO. Another danger is to find in the declining interest among young people for big screens and popcorn. Statistics from Statistics Norway show that young people between the ages of 16 and 24 have less visits to cinemas: from an average of ten annual visits in 2000 to 4.3 visits in 2016. This group has been the majority visiting the cinema. When going to the cinema is no longer as attractive, the industry has a big challenge, says Associate Professor II Terje Gaustad. The case is also mentioned in Avisa Møre and DN.

  • Friday, 09 February 2018 - DN.no A literary earthquake

    Norwegian writers say yes to Petter Stordalen's introduction to the publishing industry and crime writer Jørn Lier Horst's breach with Gyldendal. But few publishers want to do the same. Anitra Figenschou, college lecturer at BI, says that immediately she thinks it sounds reasonable. Stordalen will hold shares in his own publishing house, but is part of an association. In this industry, it's hard to be medium sized, says Figenschou. One thing the new publishing house lacks is ownership in the bookstore's value chain, such as bookstores, distribution networks and book clubs.

  • Friday, 09 February 2018 - Ukeavisen Ledelse Missing female share in German Boards

    German companies have two types of boards. In the supervisory boards, the proportion of women increases. In the management boards, the proportion of women is not increasing. Gender quotas in German supervisory boards have given a fairly good increase in the proportion of women. BI professor Morten Huse has researched a lot on boards in Norway and abroad, and knows the trend well. Increase in the proportion of women in the boards with a hope of more effects - one of them is increased women's representation in top management groups. But it takes time to change a tradition. Uneven female share in German boards

  • Thursday, 08 February 2018 - Kunstkritikk.no Aesthetic opportunities in finance

    In the recently submitted doctoral dissertation to Peter Booth, "Art and Finance: Morals, Pictures, Money, and Something More". The dissertation illustrates how creative innovation in finance can be decoupled from utility considerations. Booth has a background as a finance analyst and visual artist, and had the opportunity to observe both the art and financial field from the inside. His thesis is that finance has a potential to fill the role of art. It has become a place of speculation, in the sense that you must act beyond what you already know. Booth is currently postdoctoral at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI. Financial aesthetic opportunities

  • Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - Klassekampen Threaten Norwegian agreements

    The system in Norway, where the the rights to a production is shared between the producer and collective organizations such as For, is perceived as an obstacle to online services and others who are interested in purchasing Norwegian films and series, stated a new report from Menon Economics and BI on cash flows in Norwegian films. We have heard this from the sector that it is more difficult to buy Norwegian content than foreign content. It's a bit scary if this will be an obstacle for Norwegian films and series, says Terje Gaustad, project manager for the report and associate professor II at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI.

  • Friday, 02 February 2018 - Ukeavisen Ledelse Leader challenge: Trine Skei Grande

    Should the government project for Venstre and Trine Skei Grande be a success, she must learn from Frp. She must dare to face issues that make social-liberal hearts throbbing even if government partners disagree. Otherwise, Venstre will lose its soul and even more voters. She can make much more out of this than the original political power should indicate, says Steinar Bjartveit, psychologist, consultant and college lecturer at BI Norwegian Business School. Bjartveit teaches at the BI programme "Management, Power and Mind".

  • Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - Ballade.no The award for this year's talent developer goes to:

    Without music education, we had hardly seen the explosion of Norwegian music exports as we see now, writes Audun Molde, at the Department of Communication and Culture, in this article. He encourages Spellemann to recognize talent developers.

  • Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - Finansavisen Uniform leaders in Norwegian boards

    Most directors have both general experience as business managers and also experience from the board, as a board member, says Morten Huse, Professor of Organization and Management at BI Norwegian Business School. It is often the chairman who has the longest experience from the business. That kind of experience is still missing among the majority of women. Another recruitment basis for directors is that they by tradition represent the main owners, and also among the owners the majority is men. And it does not help women very much to join a network, says Huse.

  • Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - VG Chains will die without online store

    The e-commerce market is increasingly gaining market share from the physical stores. Time is running out for the chains without online store, says Peder Inge Furseth, researcher at BI. The case is also mentined in E24.

  • Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - Aftenposten Facebook is focusing on local news

    This may be a positive opportunity for local newspapers. We see that people engage strongly in local news, for example, in the debate about NRK's new district broadcasts, says Mona Kristin Solvoll at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI.

  • Monday, 29 January 2018 - Nrk.no Summary of the Grammy-utdelingeneGrammy Awards

    Audun Molde attended the Morningnews on P2 and and gave a summary of the Grammy Awards.

  • Friday, 26 January 2018 - Klassekampen Loose young digital readers

    While more and more young people read online local newspapers, NRK struggles to reach younger users with their district broadcasts, shows a new survey from BI Norwegian Business School. The survey confirms that both NRK and local newspapers have a major challenge in reaching young people. But the problem is most serious for NRK, says Ragnhild Olsen, media researcher at BI. The issue is also discussed in VG and Altaposten.

  • Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - Udir.no Kindergardens + good managers = true

    The development towards larger and more complex organizations creates new challenges for leaders in kindergartens. Therefore, in order to ensure equal quality and high quality for the children in the kindergarten, it requires good management, says Ratib Lekhal, associate professor and coordinator for the national management education for kindergardens at BI Norwegian School of Management.

  • Sunday, 21 January 2018 - VG.no Northug can loose millions

    Northug becomes less attractive, also for Coop. If he does not attend the Olympics, he does not deliver the brand Petter Northug. The brand Petter Northug is a winner, says Tor Bang, associate professor at

  • Thursday, 18 January 2018 - Vårt Land Great expectations for new Minister for Culture

    Cultural life is positive to Vestre in the new government. Venstre's leader replaces Høyre*s Linda Hofstad Helleland as Minister of Culture. Anne-Britt Gran, Professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI, does not think this makes any big change. She says that the new government platform, the Jeløya Declaration, outlines a cultural policy that is very similar to that current policy by Høyre and Frp. Venster's cultural policy does not differ radically from Høyres at any issue, says Gran.

  • Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - DN.no Asks the residents to solve the future's challenges

    Preben Carlsen wants to include Oslo residents on "idedugnad". BI Professor Eli Moen believes success depends on bringing stakeholders from business to the team. She believes "People's success" depends on the competence of the members to solve various problems. It takes time to develop such specific skills, and to develop solutions that are good enough, she says.

  • Monday, 15 January 2018 - Nordlys.no We watch movies and series for billions

    The price for movie/series have been lower. The audience is the winner, says Terje Gaustad from BI and Anne Espelien from Menon Economics.

  • Tuesday, 09 January 2018 - Nrk.no Increasing presidential speculations

    Ratna Elisabeth Kamsvåg, rhetorician at BI Norwegian Business School, believes Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globe speech was well-written, but predictable, given the speculations that Winfrey may think of a political career.

  • Tuesday, 09 January 2018 - P4 Must be present in social media

    It is serious for Norwegian companies that they are little present and little active in social media, says Innovation Researcher at BI, Peder Inge Furseth.

  • Sunday, 07 January 2018 - Nrk.no Digital teaching in Norwegian schools is madness

    Mother and Professor Anne-Britt Gran says that teaching in digital skills in Norwegian schools is too bad and unclear. She calls for more critical attitudes to companies such as Google and Facebook.

  • Thursday, 04 January 2018 - VG.no Spotify fights for its reputation

    The struggle is about the reputation before the company hopes to go on stock exchange, says Audun Molde at BI Norwegian Business School and Westerdals Oslo ACT. He believes that the law is primarily about adjusting the legislation, which has not changed in 20 years. It is not necessarily Spotify who has done something wrong, but the case shows that the law is from a time before the music industry was digitized. It is important for the trust and reputation of Spotify planning to go on stock exchanges and they will try out new markets. It is important for them that their reputation is good, he says.

  • Thursday, 04 January 2018 - Dagbladet The Norwegian Opera can celebrate 10 years without a Music Director

    There is no employment of a new music director in the near future. Professor Sigrid Røyseng at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI points out that although the Opera Director, the Ballet Director and Music Director are formally equal, it has not always been the case in practice. The Music Director has often not been present on a full-time basis. The organizational model is fragile and cultural leaders are often strong personalities, she says.


  • Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - Klassekampen Their own newspapers

    62% of the population use the municipalities' websites as information sources. Skedsmo Municipality has its own news editorial. Communications adviser Stig Ervland says that the politicians in Skedsmo two years ago decided to start the newspaper. Ervland says that Asker Municipality already has such a newspaper. It may therefore seem that Norway's local press has received a new competitor. A recent survey of Norwegians local media habits shows the same trend. Media researcher Ragnhild Kr. Olsen at BI Norwegian Business School, is responsible for the survey together with colleagues. She believes that the municipalities' own communication with the inhabitants has gained a central place in the digital media landscape. When a municipality runs its own web site with news, announcements and practical information, it may take over several of the tasks that local newspapers previously used to be alone to cover, says Olsen.

  • Friday, 15 December 2017 - Morgenbladet The history of Storebrand listed among the best books 2018

    The history of Storebrand (2 books) has been listed among the best books of the year in Morgenbladet (No. 47). The books are written by Sverre A Christensen, Espen Ekberg, Christine Myrvang and Trond Bergh. They are all business history historians.

  • Thursday, 14 December 2017 - NRK P2 Listen to Audun Molde in Studio 2

    Audun Molde participated in the Studio 2 programme and talked about John Travolta and that it is 40 years since the movie "Saturday Night Fewer" was launched in New York.

  • Friday, 08 December 2017 - NRK P2 About #metoo and fools in tv shows

    Audun Molde participated in the Friday Panel on NRK P2, an unpretentious feature that addresses "the most important things happened this week", about #metoo, fools in tv shows and rude St Claus.

  • Friday, 08 December 2017 - Morgenbladet Business history and its creators

    Who 'owns' really the story of a business/company? The historian view gives great definition of what kind of work is seen and appreciated. Top stories of men with power may conclude that other work in a company is invisible. In my opinion, even accountants have the right to a past. This is written by business historian Christine Myrvang in this cronicle.

  • Thursday, 07 December 2017 - Dagens Næringsliv About business history and men

    Business history may concentrate less on the top management, writes business historian Christine Myrvang in this post. Books about business history often reflect the company's hierarchy of power. Perhaps the books should act less on leading men and more about the ladies at the typewriters? asks Myrvang.

  • Saturday, 25 November 2017 - ABC Nyheter Top leaders are androgynes

    Future leaders must be able to switch between a masculine and feminine leadership style, like Rune Bjerke, Kristin Skogen Lund, Erna Solberg and Jens Stoltenberg do. The question is how much Rune Bjerke has misused his trust towards the board and the owners, ie the state, says Professor Peggy Simcic Brønn, Professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI. May be it is time for a new management style. People who are thinking in new ways, says Brønn.

  • Thursday, 23 November 2017 - Universitas The issue of racism at UiO

    The Equality and Discrimination Ombud has concluded that UiO has violated the law. Several experts believe that there may be reasons for termination of employment. If this is something that has been overlooked for several years, it's not good leadership. I expect the university to consider this as a serious crisis that goes beyond the organization, says Peggy Brønn, Professor of Communication and Culture at BI.

  • Monday, 20 November 2017 - psykologisk.no Leaders and psychologists should learn from Odyssevs

    It is in the tension between what is possible and what is not, that we develop ourselves, says psychologist and leader of leadership development, Steinar Bjartveit. He has written a book about the ancient hero Odyssevs. Bjartveit is a lecturer at BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - Dagbladet Cowardice and fear

    Top leader in TV2 was aware of serious sex harassment for more than a year, but did not intervene. Professor Peggy Brønn at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI, believes that Jansen Hagen should consider withdrawing. This was a serious incident and that he did not intervene, shows his clear weaknesses as a leader. As a leader he must be confident and his personal reputation has been injured, says Brønn.

  • Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - NRK Sapmi Purchased assistance from PR giant to exert pressure on DNB and contested oil pipeline development

    The Sami Parliament has bought advice from Burson-Marsteller, for assistance in getting the Oil Fund and banks out of Dakota Access Pipeline. Professor Peggy Simcic Brønn at BI's Department of Communication and Culture is originally from Florida in the southern part of the United States. She emphasizes that Sami Parliament is not the only one who wishes to influence large organizations to change their attitudes and behaviours. She says she does not know this case in detail, but believes the Sami Parliament's acquisition of advice from Burson-Marsteller is acceptable.

  • Monday, 13 November 2017 - Adresseavisen Businessman Richard Chen from Taiwan sponsors the boy's choir with millions

    He ran for life from the tsunami in Thailand, with his four year old son in his arms. It changed the life of Richard Chen. After the accident in 2004, he felt he had to do more to help others, he said. That is why he invited Nidarosdom's boys choir to Singapore to perform two concerts in one of the world's best concert venues, the Esplanade Concert Hall. Anne-Britt Gran, professor and director of the Center for Creative Industries at BI Norwegian Business School says that this seems like something for charitable reasons, not to strengthen his own brand. That is the exception to the rule, Gran says.

  • Thursday, 02 November 2017 - Aure Avis Have you heard?

    Who bothered to read local newspapers - when we have Facebook, where we are all journalists and keep each other updated 24 hours a day? Perhaps more than you would think of. Media researcher Ragnhild Kr. Olsen at BI Norwegian Business School has studied the relationship between local newspapers and Facebook in the research project "Digitization and Diversity", funded by the Research Council of Norway. There are apparently gloomy discovery she comes up with, here are some of them: 74 percent of the respondents use Facebook to retrieve local information. The local newspapers achieve 67 per cent by comparison. 77 percent respond that they retrieve information from local newspaper websites, but Facebook is preferred in the daily update of news.

  • Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - Dagens Perspektiv May be a problem

    Leaders who hold on power, although they have formally left the company, are found in most types of businesses. This can also be a problem in family businesses, says Professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI, Morten Huse, who is an expert in family businesses, generational switches and work in boards.

  • Monday, 30 October 2017 - P4 Three stores out of ten are online

    Figures from the trade organization Virke show that 35.3 percent of Norwegian stores are online. One third has no sales on the internet. That percentage is quite high, says Peder Inge Furseth. He says that Norwegian retail stores are slow to adopt new technology that has been available for a number of years. They focus too little on innovation and now customers are changing their shopping habits and shopping online are incerasing. Norwegian online stores are not ready on time, he says.

  • Friday, 27 October 2017 - Adresseavisen Even bigger class distinctions

    Anne-Britt Gran, professor and head of Center for Creative Industries at BI Norwegian Business School, thinks it is a great paradox that, at a time of major restructuring and innovation, we do not emphasize creativity enough in schools. We will not be able to cope with these changes in front of us if we only learn Norwegian language and maths. We can google everything, but reflection and independent thinking become much less when we do not stimulate our creative abilities through aesthetics at school, says Gran. We are getting even bigger class distinctions.

  • Friday, 27 October 2017 - Nrk.no Shops that do not get online are a sinking ship

    This says Peder Inge Furseth at BI Norwegian Business School. Many local businesses have long feared that online stores should take their customer base. You can use the internet as a communication channel, inform about the goods in the store and you can also use the internet to form relationships with customers, he says.

  • Friday, 27 October 2017 - Morgenbladet Who is the most effective Minister of culture?

    Cultural Researcher Sigrid Røyseng at BI draws out "a minor decision" made by a "less profiled Minister of Culture", Ellen Horn and her decision to make the Cultural School Bag (DKS) to a national scheme. The decision, taken at the beginning of the 2000s, has since contributed to a relatively extensive dissemination of art and culture to Norwegian schoolchildren in all parts of the country, says Røyseng.

  • Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - Klassekampen Foundations contribute the most to gifts

    Professor Anne-Britt Gran at BI Norwegian Business School has researched on private funding for culture life in terms of gifts and sponsorship. My impression was that the gift enhancement would contribute to funding from private companies and wealthy individuals, than foundations that already contribute the most for the civil society, says Gran. She thinks it is problematic that major arts and cultural institutions that already receive the most of public support, are also the largest recipients of the gift enhancement policy. When evaluating the scheme, we have also to look into whether it has led to any unintended and unfortunate consequences. Among other things, it may contribute to the fact that the foundations move money from civil society to the more professional players. Foundations give the most in gifts

  • Friday, 20 October 2017 - Klassekampen Did not take action towards harassment

    None of the biggest theatres in Norway know that sexual harassment is a problem in the workplace. Given that it's so difficult to report, I think there can be problems without necessarily coming to the surface. They have to build trust and culture to say that it is okay to report without beeing punished, for example lack of interesting roles to play, says Professor Sigrid Røyseng.

  • Thursday, 19 October 2017 - Aftenposten Norwegian actors tell about extensive sexual harassment

    A culture with a lot of intimacy makes the boundaries of what's right and what is wrong is less pronounced than in other parts of the working life, says professor Sigrid Røyseng at BI, who was behind the research "Touching up and Abuse" together with Bård Kleppe, Telemarksforskning. For a change to take place, the topic must be discussed and handled more clearly by those who are responsible for the working environment in the theaters and in the film industry. Let's hope the media reports contribute to it, "says Røyseng. The case is also discussed in P4 and in Dagbladet.

  • Monday, 16 October 2017 - Journalen.hioa.no Reduced cultural budgets

    The government's new proposal for higher VAT and tighter cultural budget can make cultural initiatives unavailable. The consequence istougher times in cultural life in the coming years, says Professor Anne-Britt Gran at BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Friday, 13 October 2017 - viover60.no Advice for safe shopping on internet

    Peder Inge Furseth, Sssociate professor at BI Norwegian Business School, e-commerce and innovation specialist, provides advice and tips for safe online shopping.

  • Friday, 13 October 2017 - Computerworld Agreements mus be good for both parts

    The public sector can have a lot to gain if agreements make both supplier and customer satisfied with the terms. Professor Peggy Brønn has shown in her PhD thesis from BI that a good relationship between customer and supplier can be summarized in four indicators: trust, reciprocity, commitment and financial satisfaction.

  • Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - Universitas UiO spent NOK 153000 on a headhunting company - nobody hired

    The University of Oslo hired the recruitment company Amrop Delphi to hire a new communications director. NOK 153,000 and half a year later, the university will cancel the hunt without hiring. Reputation expert and BI Professor Peggy Simcic Brønn find it strange that UiO failed to find a candidate for the position.

  • Monday, 09 October 2017 - Morgenbladet The Renaissance and private culture funding

    The Renaissance is often used as an example of why private culture funding is better than funding from the government. It's a banal short circuit, says Unn Falkeid, Professor of idea history at the University of Oslo, with the Renaissance as a special area. It is a very difficult question. You can not compare the situation in Florence with the present situation, says Lasse Hodne, Professor of art history at NTNU. My aim with reference to the Renaissance are the structural similarities and differences and to put our own time in perspective. The reason why the Renaissance is particularly interesting now is the technological and scientific transition that the epoch represented, since we now live in the midst of the digital revolution, says Professor Anne-Britt Gran.

  • Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - Innomag.no The shared economy in China

    People in China are immersed in their mobile phones. On the subwy, in the stores, at cafes and restaurants. There ar mobile phones everywhere. What do they do? They hang out with friends and colleagues, they play games, make appointments, pay bills, take courses, order food, send items. Almost everything can be obtained via mobile in China today, sais Professor Benedicte Brøgger.

  • Sunday, 01 October 2017 - Dagbladet Effects of Ryanair crisis

    Eli Moen, professor of international management at BI Norwegian Business School, believes Ryanair has caused this situation. Ryanair has to pay for a situation caused by themselves. It's interesting that the pilots own pilot market now goes in their direction, because pilot shortage is putting pressure on better working conditions.

  • Friday, 22 September 2017 - NRK P2 Friday cultural panel

    Adjunct Senior Lecturer Audun Molde has participated in today's unpretentious Friday panel at the NRK P2 Cultural News.

  • Thursday, 21 September 2017 - Ballade.no Spellemann listened to the critics

    Chairman Marte Thorsby in Spellemann says that the change from professional juries who considered several categories to separate professional juries by category comes after a comprehensive assessment. Audun Molde has been in the big jury for the last two years. He believes that there is hardly any problem with this change.

  • Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - Dagsavisen Less film diversity

    Digitization has given us more movies at the cinema, but at the same time reinforced the winner-taking-all-effect. The ideals of diversity and accessibility have been strong in Norwegian cinema politics. People will have a multifaceted movie offer at a cinema near where they live. We've got a more diverse offer in terms of the total number of titles that are offering, but most people are watching the most popular titles that also get the most of the cinema capacity. The films that represent the variety of the offer have a very small audience. The digitization of the cinemas has given us a smaller diversity, writes associate professor II Terje Gaustad and researcher Øyvind Torp in this article.

  • Sunday, 17 September 2017 - Hegnar Online Ten advise for commucation across cultures

    Management is about daring and finding solutions to situations. But it's also about being able to communicate across cultures, says Assistant Professor Gillian Warner-Søderholm.

  • Friday, 15 September 2017 - Bondebladet Norway is bad in bioeconomics

    Is it oil trap? When a state has large resources, it affects what the government is struggling for and how the state thinks about it, says Professor Eli Moen.

  • Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - Aftenposten They loose their cultural fight

    Cultural policy has almost been absent in this year's election campaign. This is because the parties, with the exception of Frp, largely agree on cultural policy, says Sigrid Røyseng, Professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI. The left side had probably boosted public funding somewhat through Kulturløftet, but it is more about a degree of difference than a substantial difference, says Røyseng.

  • Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - VG Forget about book cover and heavy school bag

    Anne-Britt Gran is a professor at BI Norwegian Business School where she is head of the BI Center for Creative Industries research center. The largest ongoing research project in the center is Digitization and Diversity, which deals with the digitization of the cultural and media sector. She is critical to schools that become fortunate with iPad from the first day at school. We do not know enough about how iPad learning in the long term effects memory and concentration and addiction, yes with the brain itself. I would not expose my own child for that experiment, she says.

  • Monday, 11 September 2017 - Klassekampen Will define the Norwegian culture

    Do government options stand for different choices in cultural policy? Ideologically yes, in practice no, is the answer form researchers. Economically, cultural policy is quite predictable, says Professor Anne Britt Gran at BI. She is one of three cultural policy researchers Kassekampen has asked to consider the government alternatives based on the policy of the two Stoltenberg governments and the Solberg government.

  • Sunday, 10 September 2017 - Telemarksavisa AP has sent SMS to more than 500000 voters

    It is inspired by the election campaign and most tricks are taken into use. AP has sent SMS to 500,000 Norwegians on Sunday morning (10/9). It has created reactions. This is new in a Norwegian election campaign, says Tor Bang, associate professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School. AP has not succeeded in this election campaign, but the election is not over. AP are struggling to reach their voters, so this SMS is a summary of what they want the election campaign to be about. The case is also referred in Netavisen, the newspaper Firda, ABC Nyheter and Nærnett.no (local news from Søre Sunnmøre).

  • Thursday, 07 September 2017 - Insidetelecom.no Investigation of the Norwegian media economy

    The investigation of media diversity is at its forefront. In Denmark, thay are already discussing broadband tax and smartphone charges. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Culture issued a mandate to investigate the cash flows of Norwegian films and series. The mandate was distributed in June, and now the associate professor Terje Gaustad at BI Norwegian Center for Creative Industries, together with Menon Economics, is currently in the process of investigating.

  • Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - Bergens Tidende The Right Party receives easily money grants at the Western part of Norway

    When the contributions to the election campaign differ substantially, there are two open-minded consequences, says Tor Bang at BI, Assistant Professor in PR and communication. The first one is that those parties who receive the most and thus take more space, is able to establish a strong election campaign. The second is that politics can be for sale and the party adjust to the donor's premises for politics. And that is worse, says Bang.

  • Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - Nrk.no Critics against Norwegian

    In connection with the recording of a new commercial film, the airline Norwegian searched for women with a typical Scandinavian appearance. Old-fashioned, says BI Professor Peggy Brønn.She says that companies should not use stereotypes in their marketing.

  • Monday, 04 September 2017 - Ballade.no Values and differencies

    It was pr-schwung last week when Music Norway's launched the report on commercial developments in the Norwegian music industry from 2011-2015 last. Researchers at BI's Center for Creative Industries (BI: CCI) have gone through the industry in the long run and found good results, especially at the top. The main points of the report are very good results among the best, especially for the benefit of songwriters, management and booking agencies.

  • Sunday, 03 September 2017 - Aftenposten Støre tells the truth

    The trend shows that it is now popular with fact checkers. The results presented also confirm the need for politicians to be "investigated" for their statements. However, it is not everything the work models in use can say something about; Political exploration needs in addition rhetorical supervision, writes Ratna Elisabeth Kamsvåg.

  • Saturday, 02 September 2017 - Dagsavisen Disappearing forest industry

    In the past decades, we have had one dominant business, called oil. We have had enough income, so it has been taken into consideration that other industries may disappear, says Eli Moen, Professor at BI.

  • Friday, 01 September 2017 - Musikkultur.no The music industry is growing

    The music industry is creating higher values for the Norwegian economy. This is stated by the Norwegian Music Industry 2011-2015 report, which the Center for Creative Industries at BI (BI CCI) has done on behalf of Music Norway. They have measured the economy of the music industry in the period 2011 to 2015, by looking at turnover, employment and profitability in the industry.

  • Friday, 01 September 2017 - Bergensavisen The export success

    The report Music Industry in Norway 2011-2015, made by BI Center for Creative Industries and Menon Economics commissioned by the Music Norway Export Agency was presented Thursday. The report shows that the music industry overall experienced a 28 per cent increase in value in these five years, from 1.7 to 2.2 billion. If we go eight to ten years back in time, it was in economic trouble. This was reversed with streaming and Spotify's growth around 2011, and the report confirms the optimism now prevailing in the industry. The value creation from concerts and festivals has also increased by 46 per cent.

  • Friday, 01 September 2017 - Trønderavisa About opera, rocky churches and cultural schools

    What is your local cultural battle case? Professor Sigrid Røyseng reads a culture view in the answers.

  • Thursday, 31 August 2017 - Ballade.no 10 companies account for almost half of the value creation in the industry

    On Thursday, the report "Music industry in Norway 2011 - 2015 - Economic analysis of five sub-sectors and 11 sub-groups" was presented. It was created by the Center for Creative Industries at BI (BI: CCI) in collaboration with Menon Economics commissioned by Music Norway. The main findings of the report are:Value creation has increased by 28 per cent from 2011 to 2015. Half of the growth came in 2015. Then the industry had a total value creation of NOK 2.2 billion. Turnover was NOK 10 billion in 2015. Turnover increased by 22 percent from 2011.

  • Thursday, 31 August 2017 - NRK.no The music industry has grown twice as much as the aquaculture industry

    A new report from Music Norway shows that there are good times in the music industry in Norway. The report is presented by Music Norway in collaboration with BI: CCI on Thursday 31 August. Not only has the industry become more profitable, but profitability grows faster than the rest of the inland economy and much faster than other creative industries.

  • Thursday, 31 August 2017 - Aftenposten Strong growth in the music industry

    Thursday 31 August, the report "Music industry in Norway 2011-2015" is launched by BI Center for Creative Industries and Menon Economics, commissioned by the Music Norway Export Agency. The report shows that the music industry overall experienced a 28 per cent increase in value in these five years, from 1.7 to 2.2 billion. Half of the increase came in 2015. The case is also mentioned in Bergens Tidende.

  • Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - Nrk.no After the Prime Minister Duel

    Rhetorician at BI, Ratna Elisabeth Kamsvåg, believes Støre got the best out of the duel. The concept of posting the debate as a job interview with personal focus, seemed good for Støre. According to the rhetoric, the time was very good since AP struggles with the polls. Kamsvåg emphasizes that both Solberg and Støre are good debaters. But Støre made it some better than Solberg, she says.

  • Monday, 28 August 2017 - Dagsavisen A new web site

    At the end of the election campaign, today the new Resett website is being launched, which will be an alternative to the established medias. But does this become a Norwegian Breitbart? Based on what Resett's editor Helge Lurås has said in advance, this new site appears to be to the right in the media landscape and will be an alternative to the established medias. But before we have seen what Resett will present, it's obviously too early to predict if this site will be a new Breitbart or not, says media researcher Tor Bang at BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Friday, 25 August 2017 - Tidens Krav Culture defines cities and reputation

    Companies that want change of mind should hire an artist. Or a philosopher. Anne- Britt Gran is a professor of cultural understanding and cultural policy at BI Norwegian Business School. During Verdiskaperkonferansen in Kristiansund on August 24th, she spoke about ideas and facts about creative industries and cultural life, which hopefully also smoothly will come to local and regional business leaders.

  • Monday, 21 August 2017 - Klassekampen Facebook and the local newspapers

    More and more people use Facebook to update on what's happening in the local community. This can lead to poorer information quality, says Ragnhild Kr. Olsen, media researcher at BI Norwegian Business School. In recent years, Facebook has become an increasingly strong competitor for Norwegian media houses. The US net giant is cutting off with an increasing proportion of the Norwegian advertising market. Norwegian local newspapers, such as the Lindenes Avis in the south and the newspaper Finnmarken in the north, also notice that Facebook has moved on to what has been their traditional markets. Facebook has now become a superpower among Norwegian local newspapers, she says. Olsen is researcher for a comprehensive national survey on media usage and local newspapers.

  • Monday, 21 August 2017 - Kinomagasinet.no The movies are getting wider

    But they have a shorter viewing period. In 2008 there were 60 Norwegian cinemas that launched the films on the premier date, the number in 2013 was close to 100 cinemas. This information is revealed in a survey conducted by associate professor II Terje Gaustad and researcher Øyvind Torp at BI Norwegian Business School, based on data obtained from the Report Server, provided by Film & Kino.

  • Monday, 21 August 2017 - Journalsten.no Facebook is the preferred choice

    74 percent of those asked in a national survey use Facebook to extract local information. Far more than the local newspapers' paper versions that are preferred by 67 percent. Media researcher Ragnhild Kr. Olsen at BI Norwegian Business School, is behind the survey, which looks at use of media and local newspapers.

  • Saturday, 19 August 2017 - Nationen The industry pays for finance madness

    Norske Skog's debt situation is a good example of the madness that has developed in the financial sector, says BI Professor Eli Moen. The sector has operated in ways that are referred to as "casino capitalism", in short gambling with speculative projects. It also applies to those who have given loans to Norske Skog, she says.

  • Friday, 18 August 2017 - Kinomagasinet.no Did the digitalization of the cinemas lead to greater diversity in the film selection?

    This has Terje Gaustad, associate professor II at the Department of Communication and Culture, been in the process of finding out. He states that the answer is yes and no. There are far more titles at the cinema, but overall the market's long tail does not take a larger share of the overall market as the theory would suggest, he says.

  • Friday, 18 August 2017 - Nationen About Norske Skog

    Norske Skog's paper mill in Halden have little faith in political promises to "look into the matter" if the group is bankrupt. Professor Eli Moen, says politicians have the opportunity to change the conditions of framework. Infrastructure is the area in which the state usually plays an important, neutral role. But this has geerally not been strongly politically focused in Norway, she says. Nor can Moen see that the politicians' constituencies have lifted the forest industry.

  • Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - Stavanger Aftenblad Confusion from Innovation Norway

    If Innovation Norway is providing relevant advice to the government, the organization must have a better understanding of both service innovation and digitization. In Aftenbladet, Associate Professor Peder Inge Furseth wrote about how to create more innovation in Norway (31st July). The starting point is that Innovation Norway (IN) believes Norway must create radical innovation in the public sector. This task belongs to the parliament and government. IN's vision is to give local ideas global opportunities - it's a vision of growth in private companies, writes Furseth.

  • Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - Aftenposten Rhetoric and politics

    The terms "rhetoric" and "politics" are almost referred to as opposites, but in reality, politics is entirely linked to rhetoric, writes Adjunct lecturer II Ratna Elisabeth Kamsvåg.

  • Tuesday, 08 August 2017 - Nationen Friday is D-Day for Norske Skog

    Financial owners only are a huge problem for Norske Skog and the Norwegian forest industry, says Professor Eli Moen. The entire capitalist development over the last 30 years, where the financial sector has set the rules for good business, is a problem for the forestry industry. The finance industry is on short-term and highest possible profit. This is not the way to build a new and strong industry, she says.

  • Monday, 07 August 2017 - nrk.no Slogan competition among Norwegian politicians

    Ratna Elisabet Kamsvåg, Expert of R & D at BI, has been in the jury to proclaim the the slogan winner in this summer's unpretentious competition among Norwegian politicians in the programme "Politisk kvarter" on P2.

  • Tuesday, 01 August 2017 - Nrk.no How to keep the job the job more than ten days

    Professor Gillian Warner-Söderholm says that a leader should not step on the toes of others. It's important to remember that people should behave properly to each other. Warner-Søderholm believes it is important to be curious and show commitment to a new workplace. A leader should have meaningful conversations with everyone in the team every week. Management is good communication, and good communication gives good leadership, she says.

  • Monday, 31 July 2017 - Stavanger Aftenblad Innovation Norway in the wrong direction

    Innovation in the public sector and in public / private cooperation must be of small or moderate size to succeed. Political measures for radical public innovation will probably fail. Taxes will be thrown away. This is written by Associate Professor Peder Inge Furseth.

  • Friday, 21 July 2017 - Klassekampen Survey on streaming channels

    In June it became apparent that Menon Economics and BI Center for Creative Industries get the contract. Associate Professor Terje Gaustad at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI is project manager. We will try to map the cash flow in the film industry and find out, among other things, what percentage of revenue comes from the different streaming channels, he says. Gaustad says there is a problem that there are very different point of views in the industry about how the market looks like. It makes it harder to have a constructive debate on how it should be organized. Therefore, our goal is the best possible survey, he says.

  • Friday, 21 July 2017 - Vårt Land Less stereotyped advertising

    British authorities will force the advertising industry away from established gender roles and harmful beauty ideals. A ban on stereotypes is difficult to enforce when so many of them are really real in people's everyday lives, says Christine Myrvang, researcher at the Department of Communication and Culture.

  • Monday, 10 July 2017 - Dagens Perspektiv Confidence in leaders is falling

    Confidence in leaders, both in business and politics, is falling, writes Professor Peggy Simcic Well in an article.

  • Saturday, 01 July 2017 - Aftenposten Høyre is branding Erna

    Solberg is Høyre's foremost brand right now. There is no doubt that Solberg is the brand in this election campaign, says Tor Bang, associate professor at BI and an expert in public relations and political communication. But Høyre can not only rely on Erna Solberg only and that she will do this alone, then the organization becomes vulnerable, he says.

  • Thursday, 29 June 2017 - Aftenposten Public innovations must be small or moderate in order to succeed

    Political measures for radical public innovation will probably fail. This because there is a great structural and cultural inertia in a bureaucracy, writes Assistant Professor Peder Inge Furseth in today's short debate post.

  • Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - Kinomagasinet Status for the cinema in Norway before and after digitalization

    Assistant professor II Terje Gaustad at BI Norwegian tells KINOMAGASINET that he will present preliminary results from an ongoing research project called "Kul media". At least two years of research remains. "It's about the digitization of the cinemas and how this affected the diversity of the cinemas and the consumption of movies. Therefore, we look at the situation before and after, respectively the years 2008 and 2013, says Gaustad.

  • Saturday, 24 June 2017 - Romsdals Budstikke Innovation Norway breaks its own vision

    Innovation Norway's vision is to give local ideas global opportunities. It is a vision of growth. But in this year's innovation speech is the main point of reducing public sector expenses in Norway. Thus the organization breaks with its own vision, writes Assistant Professor Peder Inge Furseth in a debate article.

  • Friday, 23 June 2017 - Dag og Tid The strugle for sponsors in the art industry

    The Norwegian art museums are among the poorest in Europe to obtain funds from private sponsors. Anne-Britt Gran, Professor and Leader at the BI Center for Creative Industries, says that Norway is a young nation, and has not the same long tradition of rich people interesting in art, as other European countries, where princes, aristocrats and capitalists have financed artists. In addition, the Norwegian state has contributed to the great reconstruction of the country after the second world war, and also in the field of culture and art. Gran says that Norwegian artists and art institutions have largely relied on the state and this weakens the market for sponsors.

  • Thursday, 22 June 2017 - Klassekampen On line income too low for newspapers

    For the first time, advertising revenues are shrinking for on line Norwegian newspapers. A new survey doubts if digital user revenue can save the media industry. Over the past year, Amedia, Schibsted and other media companies reported solid growth in pure digital subscriptions or user revenues. But media researcher Ragnhild Kr. Olsen at BI Norwegian Business School brings other research to the table. It is obviously great that media houses manage to create new online payment habits. But it's a bit too early to conclude that this is a success story. A comparative study we have conducted shows that there are some underlying trends that give good reasons for concern, says Olsen. This issue is also on Radio Folgefonn June 23rd 2017.

  • Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - NRK Increasing on line shopping threatens the physical stores

    Norwegian stores are not good at using new technology, thus foreign online stores will endanger traditional Norwegian merchandise trade, says Associate Professor Peder Inge Furseth.

  • Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - Aftenposten Five advice to Innovation Norway

    Innovation Norway (IN) should take other steps than focusing on organizational innovation and more radical innovation in the public sector, writes Associate Professor Peder Inge Furseth in this debate article today.

  • Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - Dagens Næringsliv Alarming about Norwegian leaders' technology skills

    Or simply did the survey answer the answers you could expect? The results of a survey conducted by Norwegian leaders (and employees) were asked about their expertise in meeting the "technological revolution". This has included many, also the Minister of Industry, to express their concern. But is this is surprising? Professor Emeritus Tor Grenness is asking.

  • Monday, 19 June 2017 - Dagbladet The movie and television giants are looking for illegal downloading

    Assistant Professor II Terje Gaustad currently does not see any reason why Norwegians need to worry. The ACE document illustrates how illegal downloading leads to loss in the content industry. Collaboration gets effect. Gaustad has previously researched about Norwegian download habits, and is currently writing a report. "The results are not clear, but we can certainly say that there is a decline in online piracy, but we know that there is still considerable consumption. We also see that there is a change of age groups. The young people move from illegal downloading flow to streaming from illegal sources, he says.

  • Monday, 19 June 2017 - Kultur- og næringsdepartementet The government received input on cultural and creative business development.

    Industrial Policy Council for Cultural and Creative Business was appointed by the Government in 2015 to provide input on how the government can facilitate business development, growth and value creation in the cultural and creative industry in Norway. The government will continue its work and look forward to the Council's latest input, said Minister of Culture, thanking the members and secretary of the council, Anne-Britt Britt, head of the BI Center for Creative Industries for the efforts.

  • Thursday, 15 June 2017 - Aftenposten Where is the innovation?

    Innovation Norway's vision is to give local ideas global opportunities. It is a vision of growth. But in this year's innovation speech, the central point is to reduce the costs for the public sector of Norway. Thus, the organization breaks its own vision, writes Associate Professor Peder Inge Furseth in this debate article. The case is also referred to in the newspaper Nationen June 16th, and Anita Krohn Traaseth has written an answer to this debate in Aftenposten June 18th.

  • Saturday, 10 June 2017 - Vårt Land Time has stood still for 30 years in culture politics

    Culture politics lives in a bubble for itself. The party programs seem to be written in the 1970s, says Anne-Britt Gran. After reading the cultural policy programs in front of this year's parliamentary elections, this is her reaction, professor and researcher in creative industry at BI Norwegian Business School, as well as head of the Center for Creative Industries.

  • Thursday, 08 June 2017 - Bondebladet Norway is bad in bio economics

    Professor Eli Moen is not satisfied with the Norwegian forest and bioeconomic initiatives, and that the Oil Fund instead invests billions in the Swedish and Finnish forest industry. We are not good in the bioeconomics. Is it due to oil economy? With large resources, it affects what the industry are focusing for and how the governmenr thinks, she said. What is preventing us from exploiting our own resources? Moen was one of many participants at this year's big tree and forest conference.

  • Wednesday, 07 June 2017 - Dagens Næringsliv Cheaper to buy on web than tax-free

    The impression is that it is cheaper to buy cosmetics, perfumes and the like on tax free does not seem to be correct. Taxfree shops claim that they are 25 percent below market prices, but the figures show something completely different, says Associate Professor Peder Inge Furseth.

  • Monday, 05 June 2017 - VG The people want Johaug for the Olympics

    She has made herself a victim, and that is well-accepted. It's a good position to be in for Johaug, because she just needs to be sad. People feel sorry for her and it's an ideal position to be in when you're in a crisis, says Professor Peggy S Brønn. - Are you surprised that she has come out so well of this matter? - No, not in Norway, sayst the BI professor.

  • Friday, 02 June 2017 - NRK The Minister of Culture should replace the entire board at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet

    Professor Morten Huse says that the Board has been too passive. The board is in charge of the organization, and the chairman is responsible for the operation, he says.

  • Friday, 02 June 2017 - Vårt Land With talent for more than playing

    Cultural Economy: The trend in music life is fewer fixed jobs, and more freelancers. Tomorrow's artists can not only be good at their field. They must also have entrepreneurial talent. Cultural entrepreneurship has become the buzz word in the sector, and it has emerged. Is about major changes in society, according to Professor Anne-Britt Gran and head of the Center for Creative Industries.

  • Thursday, 01 June 2017 - skog.no Long term journey in the sunrise

    We understand that politicians in an election campaign must focus on what they disagree on, but as an industry we want to know what we can reasonably know about the future, said chairman of Moelven, Olav Fjell at the Skog og tre conference. Eli Moen, Professor of International and Cross-Cultural Management at BI, gave also some clear advice. - Join the industry from the beginning," she claimed. Yet Norwegian industry has great opportunities.

  • Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - Næringsforeningen Rosenkilden 10 advise for good management

    How should leaders communicate when they want impact across cross-cultural working environment? Professor Gillian Warner-Søderholm gives ten advise. If you study gender statistics for leaders in Norway, it is still disappointing.

  • Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - Komunikasjonsforeningen Calls for standards and knowledge

    Norwegian communicators need more knowledge about how they measure the effect of their work. They should also comply with international standards, says Alexander Buhmann, researcher on power measurement. He has, in collaboration with colleague Profesor Peggy S Brønn and the Communications Association, identified the obstacles that are used when parts of the industry to a small extent measure the effect of communication, ie the impact communication has on the audience and to which extent it is possible to achieve behavioral changes.

  • Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - Utdanningsfrobundet.no Dialogue based method provides better management

    A new method developed at the University of Auckland aims to create better dialogue between managers and staff in the care of pre school and school sector. According to Postdoktor Ide Katrine Birkeland, the new method is mainly about building trust and solving problems in a more offensive way. An example is: Leaders often face issues where they need to make a change or solve a problem while maintaining the relationship with their employees.

  • Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - VG Comvicted of tax fraud

    Even though Lionel Messi's (29) appeal is rejected, the football star will not spend time in jail. However, the verdict may have something to say for his sponsorship income, believes reputation expert. My first impression is that this will not hurt his reputation, says Professor Peggy S Brønn.

  • Friday, 19 May 2017 - botrend.no Norwegian furniture manufacturer furnishes Times Square

    The Norwegian furniture manufacturer Vestre launches new benches, tables and chairs on Times Square in New York. You can achieve valuable networking and competence sharing, says Professor Anne-Britt Gran, Head of BI Center for Creative Industries.

  • Friday, 19 May 2017 - P4 Disagree on the farmers' blockade action

    Reputation experts disagree on the farmers' protest action and if is was a success. Reputation expert, Peggy S Brønn, believes the action only created frustration.

  • Saturday, 13 May 2017 - VG Trust is difficult to rebuild

    There is no doubt that internal criticism weakens Olaf Thommessen's position as head of the Corporate Federation. The acid test is if employees leave the organization. Then the board must respond and then probably the days of Thommessen are going to an end. The problem is that it is very difficult to rebuild trust. It's almost impossible, says Professor Peggy S Brønn. This issue was also mentioned in Dagens Perspektiv May 16th and in Ukeavisen Ledelse May 19th.

  • Friday, 12 May 2017 - Kampanje.no Design - for which purpose?

    Professor Anne Britt Gran's research shows that businesses do not take advantage of the opportunities in creative industries.

  • Friday, 12 May 2017 - Periskop.no Small publishers can not compete with the big ones

    Children's books from small publishers suffer from quality problems, according to the chairman of the purchasing agreement in the Culture Council. It is quite natural that the rejection rate of the purchasing system is much higher for the small publishers than for the big ones, says lecturer II Anitra Figenschou. She runs her own publishing house.

  • Friday, 05 May 2017 - Klassekampen Reduced financial support from the state in the future

    Professor Anne-Britt Gran think there will be tougher times in the cultural sector in the coming years. Reduced income from oil will be put to an end of the economic age of gold in Norwegian cultural life, Gran says.

  • Friday, 05 May 2017 - Morgenbladet The cultural sector seen from BI

    BI professor Anne Britt Britt has graduated a generation of cultural administrators through the program Culture and Management. The argument that we have culture for the sake of culture is very difficult to sell when cutting the governmental budget, says Gran. Interview in Morgenbladet.

  • Friday, 05 May 2017 - Ukeavisen Ledelse Dialogue based method gives better management in school

    A new method developed at the University of Auckland has the intention to create better dialogue between managers and employees in the school sector. Viviane Robinson, Professor and School Researcher at the University, has developed a method where leaders in schools and kindergartens learn to build trust while doing improvement and practical organizational development. The method, called "Open-to-Learning Leadership", is based on a meta-analysis Robinson has completed of what kind of school management makes the students to learn the most. BI Norwegian Business School collaborates with Robinson and teach leaders in the school and kindergarten sector in the methodology. Postdoctoral Ide Katrine Birkeland is responsible for the courses.

  • Thursday, 04 May 2017 - Dagbladet It hurts ...

    Helleland's house professor Anne-Britt Gran at BI, in the famous style, outlined a future scenario many cultural workers probably look like a doomsday dystopia: a cultural life where the participants increasingly need to find funding outside governmental aid schemes.

  • Thursday, 04 May 2017 - Bergens Tidende Source of turmoil

    Professor Anne-Britt Gran at BI is a skilled scenario maker, and has come to the statement that the government can not increase its culture commitment into eternity. Norway should not always be an oil-fired economy, and the cultural industry may realize that it can not only expect public grants in the years to come.

  • Thursday, 04 May 2017 - Minerva Argueing strongly ...

    We must realize that there will be less money for culture in the future. If not, the new cultural document becomes irrelevant. BI professor Anne-Britt Gran did provoke. As she pointed out that we will meet the future with less money, she launched the creative industries almost like "the new oil". There is a strong belief in culture as value creation, and that has probably both the political left and parts on the political right side difficult to accept.

  • Friday, 28 April 2017 - Ukeavisen Ledelse Creative industry can be used for much more than decoration

    Business leaders preferably use creative industries in marketing, reputation building and entertainment, showing a new survey. Companies do not take advantage of the opportunities in creative industries, says BI professor Anne-Britt Gran. A survey by Professor Gran, Head of the Research Center for Creative Industries at BI Norwegian Business School, shows that this type of expertise does still not come into account and is utilized for its value in business.

  • Friday, 28 April 2017 - NRK Hollywood stands for strike

    American scriptwriters want better conditions and threaten strikes. Terje Gaustad is associate professor at BI Norwegian Business School. He also has broad experience from the international film industry, as a producer. "The authors have a good case, but the economy is under pressure from the producer side. So it is also understandable that they are not willing to offer that much, says Gaustad.

  • Thursday, 27 April 2017 - NRK Experts worried about Norwegian deficits

    Norwegian will grow strongly this year and next year, but costs will incerase. The concern is more deficits than expected in the first quarter. Despite strong growth in the number of passenger, Norwegian today announced the biggest deficit since its inception. Professor of International Management at BI Norwegian Business School, Eli Moen, shares the concern, especially considering the company loosing money even when there is a significant increase in the number of passengers.

  • Thursday, 20 April 2017 - VG TV Støre may seem without political ideentity

    Ratna Elisabet Kamsvåg, Rectoral Expert at BI says that Jonas Gahr Støre did a better figure in the national Labour party meeting than could be expected, but he still struggles to highlight his speeches.

  • Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - VG Are Norwegian media too negative of Trump?

    No cases or people are more discussed by the Norwegian media in 2017 than Donald Trump. Critics claim coverage has been one-sided and tendentious. Should Norwegian media go into themselves? What Trump is concerned, his project has been telling the world that he represents the faceless people, the election has showed that he succeeded, says Professor Tor Bang.

  • Tuesday, 18 April 2017 - Dagens Næringsliv 66 of 88 board members are men

    Professor Morten Huse has researched on the impact of women's participation in Norwegian boards. He believes agencies should have an awareness of why sex ratios are unequal. - Basically, I believe every business should be concerned about what creates profitability and sustainability of the business, he says.

  • Saturday, 15 April 2017 - Budstikka Children in family businesses learn about the company at the breakfast table

    Brothers and sisters are happy to share the tasks, says Professor Morten Huse.

  • Thursday, 06 April 2017 - NRK P2 Universal Music Group and Spotify have signed an agreement

    Adjunct Lecturer II Audun Molde stated in the Morning Culture News about the music company, Universal Music Group and streaming service Spotify has signed a multi-year licensing agreement that gives paying customers greater access. Streaming Service has long relied on to be free and financed by advertising for those who want it, and ad-free with some additional services for users who want to pay a certain amount per month. The new agreement appears to alter the principle that all Spotify users will have the same good music selection.

  • Thursday, 06 April 2017 - Klassekampen No worries

    NRK has to be where the users are. And when users move to digital platforms it is obvious that NRK move their resources, says media researcher and PhD candidate Ragnhild Olsen.

  • Tuesday, 04 April 2017 - kampanje.com Pay wall good for local digital newspapers

    The report, "Ad + - Reference potential for digital local newspapers with user payments", which is supported by the Council of media research shows that local digital newspaper advertisement opportunities have improved after user fees were introduced. If local newspapers are not able to make themselves more interesting for younger readers, they will also become less attractive for advertisers, writes Assistant Professor Mona K Solvoll.

  • Friday, 31 March 2017 - Ukeavisen Ledelse "The truth" about leadership

    Researchers at BI has revealed the 'secret' that helps employees to perform at its very best: "Empowering management that allows employees to decide for themselves." This is a partial truth. Professor Sut-I Wong has found that although executives believe they exert empowering leadership, it can be experienced by employees as 'let-it-flow-management,' ie, waiver of liability, if employees expect a more active form of management.

  • Friday, 31 March 2017 - Ukeavisen Ledelse Cultural industries: Suggestions for restructuring

    Minimum standard deduction for sole proprietorships, better medical insurance and better option schemes are some means to increase speed for developing creative industries, writes Professor Anne-Britt Gran She is a member of the Economic Policy Council for cultural and creative industries.

  • Friday, 31 March 2017 - nrk.no kultur Marcus and Martinus will "conquer" Germany

    Germany is the world's third largest music market, so it is obvious that it is a very lucrative market to get into, says adjunct lecturer Audun Molde.

  • Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - medietilsynet.no Pay wall positive for local nespapers

    Assistant professor Mona K Solvoll is behind the report, which shows that neither the readers nor the advertisers disappeared after local papers introduced fees - rather the opposite. This information comes from the research report with support from the Media Authority (Council for Applied Media Research - RAM).

  • Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - Dagens Perspektiv Policy suggestions for restructuring of the creative industries

    Economic Policy Council for cultural and creative industries have recently delivered their second note to the government, the Ministers Monica Mæland (NFD) and Linda H. Helleland (KUD). Professor Anne-Britt Gran is secretary for the council.

  • Monday, 27 March 2017 - Sponsor- og eventforeningen About culture and creativity

    Professor Anne-Britt Gran means, according to Klassekampen, that Norwegian art students should learn how to sell their expertise. BI Center for Creative Industries have investigated the importance of creative industries and professions in business, among 500 Norwegian business managers.

  • Friday, 24 March 2017 - NRK P2 Culture News Friday Panel

    Adjunct lecturer II Audun Molde participated in the Friday Panel to discuss "the week's most important issues." Today he debuted as a radio-poet - with real rhyme!

  • Friday, 24 March 2017 - BI Business Review Women in war - were they valued?

    Professor Guri Hjeltnes writes in Dagbladet on a regular bais under the title "Historical". This article is titled: "I just thought: Shoot, shoot!" and was first published March 18th in Dagbladet.

  • Friday, 24 March 2017 - Melk & honning Now you can shop on Instagram

    Although it abound of things you can buy both in real life and online it seems that neither consumers nor stores have become saturated. Now, Instagram also give you the opportunity to buy what you see on the pictures. Innovation Researcher Peder Inge Furuseth has stated earlier that online stores are taking over more and more of physical stores.

  • Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - arkitektnytt.no Exports Program of Norwegian architecture

    NOK 10 million will be used to help Norwegian architects to gain a foothold abroad. Export initiative led by design and architecture Norway (Doga) and Innovation Norway. Professor Anne-Britt Gran attended Doga, at the press conference on 20 March and in her presentation pointed out that there is a considerable export potential in Norwegian architecture.

  • Monday, 20 March 2017 - Aftenposten Large-scale investment in export program for Norwegian architecture

    NOK 10 million will be used to help Norwegian architects to gain a foothold abroad. Professor Anne-Britt Gran, manager of BI Centre for Creative Industries, believes there is a considerable export potential in Norwegian architecture. The case is also featured in Stavanger Aftenblad, Creative Forum and on the websites of the Ministry of Industry and Fisheries.

  • Monday, 20 March 2017 - Dn.no Pluss User fees good for local newspapers

    Local newspapers have strengthened the opportunities to earn advertising revenue online after introduction of user fees. Most newspapers did not lose traffic as a result of user fees, writes Assistant Professor Mona K Solvoll.

  • Monday, 20 March 2017 - NRK P2 Norwegian artists on foreign companies

    Adjunct Senior Lecturer Audun Molde spoke on NRK Culture News March 20th about Norwegian artists, songwriters and producers who are on foreign companies rather than the Norwegian. It was linked to an article on NRK Ytring today on the financing of Norwegian companies, and with commentary from director of Music Norway and from Finance Norway, before Audun Molde contributed with studio commentary.

  • Thursday, 16 March 2017 - BYAS Use of the Tinder app

    Dr. Christoph Lutz has researched on several aspects of social media, and released an extensive article about Tinder called "Love at first swipe?" Lutz is not surprised that some users of the dating app Tinder also use the app for buying and selling of sex. - There are many fake profiles on Tinder, and individual users - usually men - sending sexual, often offensive pictures and messages.

  • Friday, 10 March 2017 - NTB Cooperation can bring increased innovation

    According to a new survey by BI:CCI is the correlation between degree of innovation and the use of creative industries clearly. Creative industry can contribute to increased innovation in other industries and provide speed up the restructuring of Norway. Innovation Norway arranged a breakfast meeting March 9th on the role of creative industry contributing in the restructuring of Norway. Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland opened the meeting and Professor Anne-Britt Gran participated.

  • Friday, 10 March 2017 - Dagbladet The Royal Family's Information Secretary: The Royal Family: Called sources in critical articles

    The Information Secretary of the Royal Family has been chastened to use "techniques of suppression". Give the impression of panic, says Professor Peggy Simic Brønn. Brønn compares the tactics of large companies who end up in scandals. The case is also featured in the ABC News today.

  • Thursday, 09 March 2017 - Klassekampen Culture in business

    Professor Anne-Britt Gran writes that BI Centre for Creative Industries has investigated the importance of creative industry in the other businesses. 500 Norwegian business manages have answered questions about how they use and collaborate with creative industries and professions.

  • Thursday, 09 March 2017 - Klassekampen Ingenieurs use role play

    NGI is among the companies that make use of expertise from the cultural life. The last three years, NGI has been helped by actors from now Splint to initiate project managers. Professor Anne-Britt Gran has followed one of these courses as part of the survey on companies' attitudes to creative industries.

  • Thursday, 09 March 2017 - Dagens Næringsliv Confidence Based Management - unproblematic?

    After Bård Kuvaas' multi attack on "new public management" (NPM) and scorecard in Dagens Næringsliv on 28 February the discussions have primarily focused on whether goal and performance management functions are so dysfunctional? Professor Emeritus Tor Grennes believes the cure - trust based management - however not has been challenged.

  • Thursday, 09 March 2017 - Klassekampen Culture is not useful

    Professor Anne-Britt Gran believes Norwegian art students should learn to sell their expertise to business. Norwegian business managers mostly use the culture industry for advertising and events, according to new figures.

  • Friday, 03 March 2017 - NRK Ytring Film industry issues with the Working Environment Act

    A Working Environment Act adapted to the film industry's project-based working will provide better conditions for Norwegian film workers, writes Associated Professor Terje Gaustad.

  • Friday, 03 March 2017 - forskning.no Male journalists are often killed, but women are cautioned

    It is becoming more dangerous to be a journalist in war and armed conflicts. Although more male journalists are killed, the concern is often about the safety of their female colleagues. In the book "Some Insights - Some Missing Links", edited by Professor in rhetorics Berit von der Lippe, together with Professor Rune Ottosen, HiOA.

  • Saturday, 25 February 2017 - Klassekampen Recalling the battle for sport

    Assosiated professor Terje Gaustad does not find it surprising that flow services will offer more Nordic content.

  • Thursday, 23 February 2017 - Kapital Should approach 2 million

    You have to go wide out and recruit a person that is dynamic and comes from an external business. I think you have to offer a salary up to around two million NOK, says expert on executive salaries, Professor Emeritus Tor Grenness.

  • Saturday, 18 February 2017 - Budstikka App wave that will provide "solution to everything"

    We have an app-wave where thousands of apps are being developed every day, says innovation researcher Peder Inge Furseth. Creating value for users as they see the benefit of it and will pay for it.

  • Friday, 17 February 2017 - NRK P2 Will soften the Working Environment Act for film producers

    The film staff of "The Snowman" worked far more than the law allows. Work Act must obtain exemptions for film producers, says associate professor Terje Gaustad.

  • Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - Kilden forskning.no Dangerous to be a woman, dangerous to be a man

    It is becoming more dangerous to be a journalist in war and armed conflicts. But although more male journalists are killed, the concern is often about the safety of their female colleagues. This topic is handled in the recently published anthology "Gendering War And Peace Reporting. Some Insights - Some Missing Links" edited by Professor emerita Berit von der Lippe together with Rune Ottosen, Professor HiOA.

  • Monday, 13 February 2017 - NRK About the GRammy Awards

    Adjunct Senior Lecturer Audun Molde was interviewed 3 times in NRK P2 and TV morning news about the Grammy Awards.

  • Friday, 10 February 2017 - NRK The week's "most important news"

    Adjunct Senior Lecturer Audun Molde was one of three participants to discuss the last week's "most important news" in NRK P2 Cultural News in the weekly Friday panel.

  • Wednesday, 08 February 2017 - Universitas Christiania College has been accused of sexual advertising

    Christiania College has been accused of sexual advertising. Associate Professor Tor Bang is not very impressed by the school's advertising campaign. It looks a little homemade, he says.

  • Thursday, 02 February 2017 - Budstikka Innovation based on time squeeze

    A personal shopper service is an example of simple service innovation. Innovation is to combine new ideas to solve a problem and thereby creating value, says Associate Professor Peder Inge Furseth.

  • Thursday, 02 February 2017 - VG Democrats are thirsting for revenge

    Democrats are thirsting for revenge after Republicans delaying tactic of President Barack Obama's choice of candidate for Supreme Court Justice, says Senior Lecturer Charles Cooper.

  • Wednesday, 01 February 2017 - Dagens Næringsliv Poor data security provides businesses with large financial losses

    A company who has suffered negative publicity because of data security break also risk a loss of reputation, says Assosiate Professor Tor Bang.

  • Wednesday, 01 February 2017 - Dagsavisen Chinese giant fastens the Oslo cinema grip

    SF Cinema (previous Oslo Cineman) has been sold to the world's largest cinema chain, Chinese Dalian Wanda Group (DWG). Assosiate Professor Terje Gaustad is not surprised and maybe it will be even tougher for the smaller films and even more emphasis on the big commercial films, he says.

  • Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - Budstikka The chairman acknowledged Router blunders - director remained silent

    It would not have been unnatural if also Ruter director Reitan Jenssen had contributed, says Professor Benedicte Brøgger.

  • Sunday, 22 January 2017 - Melk og honning So is the future of e-commerce

    Associate Professor Peder Inge Furuseth says that the growth in e-commerce are two to three times as great as growth in traditional trade in a variety of industries. Physical stores shut down and move into e-commerce, and we use new channels of trade, such as buying products via the mobile phone.

  • Saturday, 21 January 2017 - Dagbladet How to honor the forgotten heroes?

    Professor Guri Hjeltnes signing vignette Historical: Who deserves a medal? Who deserves not? Is it possible to decorate war heroes 72 years after end of the 2nd World War? Of course it is possible, if desired. But is often difficult And the study of history and politics is no a good combination.

  • Friday, 20 January 2017 - NRK P2 Why do not American artists stand up for Trump?

    Adjunct Senior Lecturer Audun Molde participted in a debate in "Dagsnytt 18".

  • Friday, 20 January 2017 - Aftenposten Rhetoric scares

    It's not just the medias' fault that Donald Trump received much attention in the election campaign. Lecturer Ratna Elisabet Kamsvåg writes the column "Just rhetoric" about every three weeks.

  • Wednesday, 11 January 2017 - Budstikka Warns against duplication of food bought on internet

    Assosiate Professor Peder I. Furuseth means new grocery business online must be original if they are to prevail.

  • Saturday, 07 January 2017 - Dagens Næringsliv "Tweeter-in-chief"

    Associate Professor Tor Bang refers to some communication scientists in the US who believe that there may be rhetorical patterns in messages from the new US president. The moderate messages, some believe, are written by advisers. They exaggerated are Trump's own. Two Trump faces, "Angry-Trump" is going to attack, and "Ego-Trump" will show that he has right.