BI Research Centre

Center for Creative Industries (BI:CCI)

BI Norwegian Business School has created a Research Centre for the creative industries to promote research and education in Norway.

    • Arena Oslo - the Smart Event City

      BI:CCI is a reseach parter in the cluster of «Arena Oslo – the Smart Event City»  (Norwegian Innovation Clusters Arena-program 2017)

      DnD is financed by the Research Council of Norway, through the KULMEDIA program. The overarching research question is: How does digitization influence the diversity dimensions in the culture and media sector?

      The project is a collaboration between the Norwegian Business School (BI), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the National Library of Norway, and the University of Copenhagen.

      In the research project we examine the impact of public and private digitization initiatives on diversity. We concentrate on four industries: the library and book sector (e-books), museums (digital collections), film (digital cinema and movie files), and the press, especially local newspapers (e-papers). In Norway, the state plays a significant role in both the financing and the digitization of the sector; therefore we focus on the interaction between public and private actors.

      Diversity deals with content production, the user, patterns of digital consumption, private and public distribution and dissemination channels as well as the new technological production conditions relating to interfaces, software (algorithms) and new methods of analysis (Big Data).

      For more information on this project visit its website by clicking here.

    • Mapping of The Norwegian Music Industry 2008-2015

      The mapping is conducted by BI:CCI on assignment for Music Norway.

      Music Norway (client)
      BI:CCI: Øyvind Torp (project manager) and Prof. Anne-Britt Gran (quality assurance)
      Menon Economics (subcontractor dataanalysis)

    • Evaluation of Stavanger Symfoniorkester, Nordnorsk Opera and Symfoniorkester, Brageteatret, and Haugesund Teater

      Evaluation of four Norwegian art institutions, conducted by Oslo Economics on assignment for The Ministry of Culture. BI:CCI is involved in the project as subcontractor of Oslo Economics. 


      Oslo Economics: Ove Skaug Halsos, Karl Rikard Løvhaug, Aleksander Bråthen and Svend Boye Butenschøn.

      BI:CCI: Prof. Anne-Britt Gran (quality assurance) og Øyvind Torp.

      Panel of experts appointed by The Ministry of Culture (responsible for the evaluation of artistic quality): Elisabeth Hansen, Trine Wiggen, Hild Borchgrevink, Audun Hasti and Eirik Raude.

    • Digital Local Newspapers, Pay Walls and Advertising

      The above average fall in circulation of local newspapers is a clear trend in today’s media market. Several local media have responded to this trend with the introduction of fees for their digital content. We will examine how readers assess paywalls and how the introduction of various pay walls changes local newspapers’ characteristics as an advertising medium. Financed by Rådet for Anvendt Medieforskning

      This project has been completed, you can find the report here

    • Music Export

      Client: Music Norway. The purpose of this project is to better understand how the export of Norwegian music works and what it takes to succeed. A pilot for best practice will be produced, and a survey will be conducted among musicians with export experience.

      Contributors:  Professor Anne-Britt Gran and Research Assistant Øyvind Torp. 

      This project has been completed, you can find the report here

    • Sensitivity in leadership

      When addressing leadership, terms such as senses, emotions, and sensitivity have become more common. Further, the art field has emerged as a descriptive metaphor for this discussion. This PhD project will investigate leadership through personality traits related to sensitivity. The aim is to find its relations, and compare it with known antecedents, such as for example narcissism. The project will primary collect data from the art field, also to compare art leadership with more common research on leadership.

      PhD project, Christian Winther Farstad.

    • Mapping the importance of the creative industries’ for the Norwegian economy

      A cooperative project with MENON Business Economics. Updating, improving and expanding the mapping of the cultural industries in 2011. 

      This project was completed in February 2016, and the report can be found here.

      Writers: Anne-Britt Gran, Øyvind Torp og Marcus Gjems Theie.

      Other contributors: Anne Espelien and the entire centre team, including students from Arts Management at BI.