The NORSI General Assembly

The representatives of the partner institutions constitute the General Assembly. All partner institutions have one representative to the General Assembly to ensure a unified research school and involvement of senior researcher at the institutions. Please see list of representatives below.

The General Assembly is the ultimate decision-making body of  NORSI. The General Assembly does not have operational responsibility, but survey and assure that the Executive Committee performs its duties in accordance with this Consortium Agreement and the Contract. The General Assembly may instruct the Executive Committee.

The General Assembly must meet at least once a year.

Role and decisions: The General Assembly may make decisions on matters that may affect the Consortium Participants’ rights and responsibilities. The following decisions shall be taken by the General Assembly:

  • Changes to the Consortium Agreement.
  • Evolution of the Consortium: Entry of a new party to the Consortium and approval of the settlement on the conditions of the accession of such a new Consortium Participant.
  • Declaration of a Consortium Participant to be a Defaulting Party.
  • Remedies to be performed by a Defaulting Party.
  • Termination of a Defaulting Party’s participation in the Consortium and measures relating thereto.
  • Changes that lead to major deviations from the Project Description or changes to this.

Voting rules and quorum: The General Assembly has a quorum when more than half the members are present or participate in the vote.

In ongoing matters that do not affect the individual Consortium Participant’s rights under the Consortium Agreement or the Contract, the General Assembly may take decisions by a simple majority provided that the Host Institution’s representative votes in favour.

Otherwise, a 2/3 majority is required. In matters regarding the termination of a Consortium Participant the Consortium Participant about which the question of termination applies, does not have the right to vote on the matter.

General Assembly representatives per institution – sorted in alphabetical order by last name:


Martin Andersson


Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Tommy Høyvarde Clausen


Nord University, Norway

Åsa Lindholm Dahlstrand


CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden

Magnus Gulbrandsen


University of Oslo -TIK, Norway

Arnt Fløysand


Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), Norway

Magnus Klofsten


Linköping University, Sweden

Arne Isaksen


University of Agder, Norway

Bjørn Erik Mørk (Co-host)


BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

Jeaneth Johansson


Halmstad University – Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Sweden

Eva Jenny Benedikte Jørgensen


UIT - The Arctic University, Norway

Mats Westerberg


Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Daniel Ljungberg


GOT KIES, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Jerker Moodysson


Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Sweden

Roger Sørheim (NORSI Project Host/Director)


NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Susanne Ollila


Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Rasmus Rahm (EC Observer)


Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, Sweden

Beniamino Callegari (Alumni rep.) (EC Observer)


Kristiania University College

Martin Rønningen


Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway

Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim


University of Stavanger, Norway

Rögnvaldur Sæmundsson


University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

Bram Timmermans


NHH - Norwegian School of Economics, Norway

Marko Torkkeli


LUT University, Finland

Christian Richter Østergaard


Aalborg University Business School, Denmark