BI Research Centre

Center for Creative Industries (BI:CCI)

BI Norwegian Business School's research center for the creative industries will promote and strengthen both research and higher education in this field in Norway.


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Anne-Britt Gran

Anne-Britt Gran (Professor and director of the Centre) is educated within the Humanities at the University of Oslo with theatre studies, history of ideas and sociology in her curriculum. Gran has been associated with BI since 1999, during which time she has partaken in development of the Bachelor’s programme in Arts Management that she now leads as Dean. 

Gran has worked at the University of Oslo, NTNU and at Århus University. She has been a theatre critic and commentator for Morgenbladet, and a member of the Norwegian Arts Council’s Commission for performing arts. In 2007 she started the culture analytics company, Perduco Kultur AS, where she was partner and CEO for five years. Gran has researched diverse culture-related topics, including cultural sponsorships, aesthetisation of the economy, theatre organizations, cultural policy, digitization, and digital culture consumption.

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Terje Gaustad

Terje Gaustad (Associate Professor) holds a Ph.D. in strategic management from BI Norwegian Business School, his thesis focusing on value creation in the American movie industry. Since 2005 he has been Head of Academics for the movie industry course in Bachelor of Arts Management programme at BI.

He has also led and developed BI’s executive programme in Management of film, TV and stage productions. Between 1999 and 2004, Gaustad worked as researcher at the Centre for Media Economics at BI. He has broad experience from the International movie industry and currently leads Vanquish Alliance Entertainment AG, a Swiss movie finance and production company he co-founded in 2001.

Peter Booth

Peter Booth

Peter Booth is associate professor in Centre for Creative Industries at the Department of Communication and Culture, and is connected to both BI 's Centre for Creative Industries and the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society.

He received his PhD in Cultural Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam, following studies in fine art, economics and finance at University of Melbourne, London School of Economics, and the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Peter currently contributes the EU H2020 funded project, Artsformation, a research project exploring the intersection between arts, society and technology, and the potential of the arts to intervene in critical social issues connected to digital transformation. His research broadly covers sociology of art and finance, artist labour, structural and environmental change in the creative sector, and the interactions between technologies and the arts and museum sectors.

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Mona Kristin Solvoll

Mona K. Solvoll (Associate Professor) is educated as a media scholar from the University of Oslo, with a Ph.D. from BI Norwegian Business School. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on the organizational changes of NRK Sport as a public broadcaster. 

She has lectured at BI since 2006 in the Bachelor’s programme for PR and market communications and in journalism. Mona has been co-responsible for the BI executive program in Digital Communications Management since 2012. Change within the media industry is her primary area of research. Solvoll recently published the book Medieøkonomi: konflikt og samspill together with BI colleague Tor Bang (2014).

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Christian Winther Farstad

Christian Winther Farstad (Ph.D Scholar) holds a bachelor in Arts Management, and a MSc in Organizational Psychology, both from BI Norwegian Business School. Winther Farstad has several years of experience as a lecturer in Arts Management and Organizational psychology at BI, Baratt Due Institute of Music and Gateway College (New York).

Farstad is also a musician, playing the accordion in concerts both in Norway and internationally together with several renowned artists.

Sofie Braseth

Sofie Braseth has a bachelor in communication leadership from BI Norwegian Business School, and is now studying MSc in Business (Major in strategy) at BI. Braseth is a research assistant for the project "Media Innovation Through the Corona Crisis (MICC).  

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Tor Bang

Tor Bang (associate Professor) is a media scholar with a Ph.D. in political rhetoric. Bang has been working at BI since 1997, first as a lecturer at the Norwegian School of Marketing, then a part of BI Norwegian Business School, where he also led the pedagogic academic team between 2001 and 2005. 

Since the relocation of BI’s campuses to Nydalen in 2005, Bang has worked at BI’s Department for Communication and Culture. He has written and edited a range of books about marketing communication and media, his latest addition being Medieøkonomi: Konflikt og samspill, co-edited with Mona Solvoll and co-written with the media scholars Arne Krumsvik, Jens Barland and Johann Roppen (2014).

Peder Inge Furseth

Peder Inge Furseth

Peder Inge Furseth (Professor) is educated Social Scientist from the University of Oslo with a PhD in sociology. He has worked at BI since 2000, where he is responisble for the Master of Management-program "Nyskapning og kommersialisering". 

Furseth is a leadership and innovation researcher and teacher with 20 years of experience. 

His speciality is to integrate executive education with research, workshops and professional networks. Peder´s main topics in research are service innovation, business models, innovation culture, multi-channel integration, social networks, and value formation. His main teaching is the master of management program called Innovation & Commercialization (Nyskaping og kommersialisering), a 150 hour course that has modules both in Oslo and in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Christine Myrvang

Christine Myrvang

Christine Myrvang is Professor in economic history. She is educated at the University of Oslo, and has worked years as a researcher at the interdiciplinary Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture. She has worked at BI since 2009. 

Her major research interests are business history, from the late 18th Century to the present, and the history of modern consumer culture. She has done historical research on a broad range of topics: industry and manufacturing, knowledge, technology and expertise, retail and insurance, consumption, sales and advertising, and the media industry. Her research also includes cultural history in a wide sense, and her latest work was on Sigrid Undset, the office worker who became a renowned novelist and intellectual, awarded the Nobel Price for Literature in 1928. 

Linn-Birgit Kampen Kristensen

Linn-Birgit Kampen Kristensen (PhD and Assistant Professor) has a PhD from the University of Oslo, Department of media and communication, and was a research fellow in the Digitalization and Diversity-project.  

Her PhD  "Digital or physical, streaming or turning pages? Digitization, diffusion and diversity in the book industry. A Norwegian Case" is a study how the digitalization of the Norwegian bookindustry affected spread and diversity. Kampen Kristensen has worked at BI since September 2020, and is responsible for the courses Kommunikasjon i sanntid, bærekraftig eventledelse and ledelse av kunst og kreativ næring. 

She also teaches several courses in creative industry, internship and communication. 

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Irina Eidsvold Tøien

Irina Eidsvold Tøien (Associate Professor) Tøien has recently completed her doctoral theses at the University of Oslo, in the field of intellectual property /copyright: "Creative, Performing Artists." Irina previously worked as legal director for the composer organization TONO, and as an attorney with intellectual property rights as her main focus area.

She has also studied acting at The Academy of Theatre in Oslo (1982-85), and still occasionally works as an actor. Eidsvold Tøien is currently employed as Associate Professor at BI Norwegian Business School, where she teach in Copyright for creative industries and participates in Digitization and Diversity in the film group.

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