Department of Communication and Culture

The department combines humanist and social science perspectives and places communication for leaders, public relations, arts management, and intercultural communication at the centre of its cross-disciplinary research and teaching.


  • Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 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 - 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.

  • Friday, 12 January 2018 - New governmental committee for artist grants

    The Ministry of Culture has appointed a new committee for the governmental grants for artists for the period 2018-2021. One of the members appointed is Sigrid Røyseng, Professor at BI and Professor II at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

  • Tuesday, 09 January 2018 - 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 - 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 - 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 forthe 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 - 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 harrassment 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 Næ (local news from Søre Sunnmøre).

  • Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 inthe programme "Politisk kvarter" on P2.

  • Tuesday, 01 August 2017 - 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 taxfree

    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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 shool

    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 - 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 themself." 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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.