Research Centre

Centre for Business History

The Centre for Business History (CBH) is involved in research, teaching, reporting and other forms of communication within the field of economic and business history.

The Centre aims to improve the understanding of the interaction between companies and organisations in their institutional environment as well as the dynamics of economic development.

For further information, please see the Norwegian pages

Harald Espeli

Researcher 1 Department of Law and Governance +4746410608


Research Coordinator
Britt-Mari Sletto
Phone: +47 46 41 00 81

BI Norwegian Business School
Nydalsveien 37
N-0484 Oslo

Switchboard: +47 46 41 00 00

CBH constitute the largest group of economic and business historians in Norway, at present employing about 10 researchers fulltime. The main part of the research is financed by companies, organisations and government agencies as well as the Research Council of Norway. CBH's employees are responsible for arranging courses at all levels at BI, from undergraduate to Ph.D. seminars. In addition, a considerable amount of information is disseminated through lectures and articles, both in professional and other fora.

Centre for business history was established at BI in 1989. It continued the activities of an independent research centre founded by Even Lange in 1979. Today, the director of CBH is Researcher 1 Harald Espeli.