Norsi Research School Conference 2019

The 2019 NORSI Research School Conference will take place Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January 2019 at BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo. 

You are invited! Norsi invites anyone interested in the latest within innovation research, friends and networks partners of NORSI to attend. The student presentations give interdisciplinary perspectives to a wide range of topics within Innovation Studies.


Conference aim: The goal is to provide a comfortable and open environment for Norsi students to presents their research in progress, findings so far, and to receive feedback and support from peers.

Norsi student presentations: Only NORSI PhD students may present.

Work in progress: This is intended to be a platform for all students and not just those whom are near completion.

Research education: Taking part in the conference is seen as an important part of the research education for students that are part of NORSI. We encourage all NORSI students and supervisors to participate.

Junior Discussants: NORSI students whom opt to not present are encouraged to attend. NORSI students attending will be asked to be junior opponents. Even if you do not present, we might ask you to be a junior discussant on a paper.


Abstract and Registration: 18 December 2018

Registration form

Full paper: 7 January 2019

Registration without abstract (only participation): 7 January 2019

Hotel reservation: 18 December 2018 (Send Birte an email)


Key Note

NORSI is happy to announce that Professor Koen Frenken, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University will give the key note lecture titled “The Rise of the Platform Economy: An Institutional Perspective”.


The conference will start on Thursday, 17 January and end in the afternoon on Friday, 18 January 2019 (no later than 15:00). A draft schedule of student presenters will been posted on this page after 18 December. Please check before the conference as there may be slight unavoidable changes due to absences etc. Please discuss this event with your supervisors to make the most of this opportunity. There will be an tapas-dinner reception after the presentations on Thursday evening.

NORSI Research Workshop

A student initiative is taking place on 2 day of the conference. The event “NORSI research workshop: exploring collaboration spaces” is open to everyone (all conference participants, students, faculty, other researchers).
The meeting is an oppportunity to discuss current opportunities for joint research activities between NORSI students, graduates and faculty members. The aim is to discover which collaborations are possible right now, and lay the foundations for NORSI research projects, hopefully involving researchers at different career stages. The meeting will include short presentations from experienced NORSI members on their current research agenda, sketching out which competences and interests would be most suitable for fruitful collaboration, and a brief overview of some active parts of the research frontier particularly receptive to the pluralist style of research fostered by NORSI. Finally, contacts materials between all interested parties will be shared, allowing researchers to keep in touch after the conference and further develop joint research ideas.

Program – Preliminary Schedule Overview –

For full program with abstract – TBA

Day 1 – Thursday, 17 January 2019
09:00 – 10:00 | Norsi Management Team Meeting (for management group only)
10:00 – 11:45 | Norsi Board of Directors Meeting (for board members only)
11:30 – 12:00 | Norsi Conference Registration and Coffee/Tea/Wraps
12:00 – 12:10 | Welcome, Magnus Gulbrandsen, Norsi Board of Directors and UiO-TIK
12:10 – 12:20 | Short presentation about Norsi,Birte M. Horn-Hanssen, Norsi Coordinator
12:20 – 13:00 | Keynote 1: The Rise of the Platform Economy: An Institutional Perspective, Professor Koen Frenken,Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University
13:00 – 13:30 | Keynote 2: TBA
13:30 – 13:45 | Coffee Break
13:45 – 15:45 | Parallel sessions (3): Student Presentations (15 min + 15 min feedback) x 4 (12 total)
15:45 – 16:00 | Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 | Parallel session (3): Student Presentations (15 min + 15 min feedback) x 3 (9 total)
17:30 – 18:30 | TBA
18:30 – 20:30 | Tapas Dinner and Socializing/networking – Everyone welcome!

Day 2 – Friday, 18 January 2019
09:00 – 09:30| Registration and Coffee/Tea/ Breakfast on the go
09:30 – 10:15 | Key note 2 – TBA
10:15 – 10:30 | Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:30 | Parallel sessions (3): Student Presentations (15 min + 15 min feedback) x 4 (12 total)
12:30 – 13:15 | Lunch – outside B2 – 060
13:15 – 14:00 | NORSI Research Workshop: Exploring Collaborative Spaces, Beniamino Callegari, BI Norwegian Business School
13:15 – 14:30 | (If needed) Parallel sessions: Student Presentations (15 min pres. + 15 min feedback) x 3
14:30 – 15:30 | NORSI Research Workshop: Exploring Collaboration Spaces
15:30 – 15:45 | Summary/Ending remarks & Adjourn


To register please complete in this form. You will not receive a registration receipt.
The registration deadline is 7 January 2019.
Abstract and Registration: 18 December 2018

Full paper: 7 January 2019

Registration without abstract (only participation): 7 January 2018

Hotel reservation: 18 December 2018 (Send Birte an email)

Abstracts and Presentations

Abstract word limit: 200- 300 words

Full paper, presentations and feed-back info:
Full paper: Deadline 7 January 2019. Submitt to
Each presentation will receive prepared feed-back from both a senior and junior opponent. Each student will be given 30 min.; 15 min. presentation and 15 min for feed-back/questions. The paper to be submitted before the conference does not have to be a complete work, and can be in progress. Max. length should be about 8000 words, however shorter papers in draft versions are also acceptable. All abstractss will bew made avialble online.


Travel and accommodation will be covered for all NORSI students, supervisors and representatives. A blook of room has been reserved at Radisson Nydalen hotel. Please reserve your room by sending Birte an email. All travel expences (economy) will be refunded after the conference.

Participant List

>Preliminary Participants List NORSI Conference 2019 – Updated 6 December 2018 (Sorted by First Name)
Amir Sasson, BI Norwegian Business School
Ann-Christin Johnsgård, BI Norwegian Business School
Anne Isabelle Robbestad, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Arne Isaksen, University of Agder
Barbara Rebecca M. Lappalainen, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Beniamino Callegari, BI Norwegian Business School
Birte Marie Horn-Hanssen, BI Norwegian Business School
Björn T. Asheim, University of Stavanger
Chukwuemeka Echebiri, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Eili Bergitte Sehm Skrivervik, University of Oslo TIK
Elisabeth Marie Cassidy Svennevik, University of Oslo TIK
Emma Lind, University of Stavanger
Gilbert Kofi Adarkwah, BI Norwegian Business School
Gry Agnete Alsos, Nord University
Haakon Thue Lie, NTNU/Leogriff
Haakon Tveter, BI Norwegian Business School
Heidi A. Strøm, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Ingvild Blomstervik, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Iselin Kristine Mauseth, Nord University
Jakoba Sraml Gonzalez, University of Oslo TIK
Janna Alvedalen, Circle, Lund University
Johan Furemar Miörner,Lund University
John Erik Rørheim, University of Stavanger
Jørgen Aarhaug, University of Oslo TIK / TØI
Kari-Elisabeth Vambeseth Skogen,University of Oslo TIK
Karolina Lesniak, NTNU
Keith Herbert Peavy, BI Norwegian Business School
Kjersti Kjos Longva, NTNU
Knut Sogner, BI Norwegian Business School
Koen Frenken, Utrecht University
Lene Foss, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Magnus Gulbrandsen, University of Oslo TIK
Marianne Røgeberg, University of Stavanger
Matthew Patrick James Lynch, Østfold University College
Mikhail Kosmynin, Nord University
Muhrsid M. Ali, University of Stavanger/Huddlestock
Mørk, Bjørn Erik, BI Norwegian Business School
Nhat Strøm-Andersen, University of Oslo TIK
Nina Hjertvikrem, University of Stavanger
Nina Kyllingstad, University of Agder
Petter Gullmark, Nord University
Randi Lunnan, BI Norwegian Business School
Roger Sørheim, NTNU
Sanaa Talha|, Nord University
Stefania Sardo, BI Norwegian Business School
Stine Alm Hersleth, NMBU
Sveinung Grimsby, Nofima/ UiO-TIK
Tércio Pinho Filho, University of Oslo TIK
Tina l Troset, Nord University
Tine Petersen Malonæs, BI Norwegian Business School
Tristán Nabong, University of Stavanger
Tuukka Rainer Reinhold Mäkitie, University of Oslo TIK
Victoria Batt Rawden, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Åsa Lindholm Dahlstand, Circle, Lund University

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Birte M. Horn-Hanssen/

Date & Location

17-18 January 2019
BI - Norwegian Business School

Conference Resources

Previous Norsi Conferences