NORSI Research School Conference 2022

You are invited!

NORSI Conference 2022 in Oslo!
The 2022 NORSI Research School Conference is scheduled to take place physically on 21-22 of April 2022 at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo (Physical meeting).

You are invited & everyone welcome! NORSI invites anyone interested in the latest within innovation and entrepreneurship research and especially everyone in the NORSI community to take part in the NORSI conference.

Keynote speaker Tina Saebi, NHH

Photo of Associate professor Tina Saebi, NHH. Photo credit: Siv Dolmen

Norsi is proud to present associate professor at Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Tina Saebi as our keynote speaker for the NORSI Conference, 21st of April 2022.

Saebi obtained her PhD from Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics in 2011. Her thesis investigated how firms can manage alliance portfolios successfully by developing alliance management capabilities. Saebi is theme leader at the Center for Service Innovation (CSI) for research on “best practices in business model innovation” and is the co-editor of the book «Business Model Innovation. The Organizational Dimension ».

In addition to her research on business models and innovation, she teaches Master-level courses in international strategy.

We highly recommend attending Tina’s engaging lecture “Business Model Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Conjoint but Disconnected Literatures?”!

“Scientific journal development – From research idea to special issue (SI)”
Professor Magnus Klofsten, Linköping University


Day 0 – WEDNESDAY 20 APRIL 2022

Everyone is welcome to a dinner at Xeast, Nydalen at 18.30 (Torgbygget, Nydalsveien 33, 0484 OSLO)

Preliminary schedule overview!

Day 1 – THURSDAY, 21 APRIL 2022 |

Preliminary program day 1 – before lunch:

Room B2-060

● 09:30 – 10:00 | Registration, Coffee/Tea
● 10:00 – 10:10 | Welcome, Roger Sørheim, NTNU 
● 10:10 – 10:25 | NORSI status, the why and how of NORSI, update general assembly etc. 
● 10:25 – 11:15 | Keynote: “Business Model Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Conjoint but Disconnected Literatures, Tina Saebi, NHH Tina will join us digitally.
Tune in on:
Meeting ID: 503 406 2073
Passcode: 991428

● 11:15 – 11:30 | Coffee Break outside B2-060

Student Presentations – Session 1

● 11:30 – 13:00 | Student presentations (See Session 1)

SESSION 1 – PARALLEL A, Session Chair; Einar Rasmussen
Room: B2-040
Time PhD Candidate Senior Opponent Junior Opponent
11:30 – 12:00 Sophie Hunt Tommy Clausen Trond Nilsen
12:00 – 12:30 Matthew Coffay Vidya Oruganti Hugo Firmo
12:30 – 13:00 Hugo Firmo Tina Saebi Matthew Coffay
SESSION 1 – PARALLEL B, Session Chair; Roger Sørheim
Room: B2-030
Time PhD Candidate Senior Opponent Junior Opponent
11:30 – 12:00 Linus Thomson Eva Jenny Jørgensen Olugbenga Adewumi
12:00 – 12:30 Olugbenga Adewumi Magnus Klofsten Linus Thomson
12:30 – 13:00 Ghazal Zalkat Mats Westerberg Jonathan Muringani
SESSION 1 – PARALLEL C, Session Chair; Lise Aaboen
Room: B2-060
Time PhD Candidate Senior Opponent Junior Opponent
11:30 – 12:00 Elizaveta Johansson Lars Coenen Alexandra Elena Carst
12:00 – 12:30 Carolin Nast Daniel Ljungberg Alexander Myatt
12:30 – 13:00 Alexandra Elena Carst Lars Coenen Elizaveta Johansson
SESSION 1 – PARALLEL D, Session Chair; Jerker Moodysson
Room: B2-020
Time PhD Candidate Senior Opponent Junior Opponent
11:30 – 12:00 Meike Siefkes Magnus Klofsten Tristan Nabong
12:00 – 12:30 ABM Fazle Rahi Bjørn Erik Mørk Barbara Mutonyi
12:30 – 13:00 Tristan Nabong Vidya Oruganti Meike Siefkes

● 13:00 – 13.45 | Lunch outside B2-060

Preliminary program day 1 – after lunch:


Room; B2-060

• 13:45 – 15:00| NORSI Student & Alumni Workshop – part two (the rooms will be announced, participants will be devided in 8 groups)

• 15:10 – 16:00| Discussion NORSI book and research project on social innovation – “Lessons learned, how to keep the knowledge in the community and potential steps forward”, Beniamino Callegari, Kristiania University College, Oslo, Bisrat Misganaw, Neoma, France and Stefania Sardo, TUM, Germany.

Student Presentations – Session 2
• 16:00 – 17:30 | Student presentations (See Session 2)

SESSION 2- PARALLEL A, Session Chair; Daniel Ljungberg
Room: B2-040
Time PhD Candidate Senior Opponent Junior Opponent
16:00 – 16:30 Ukeje Agwu Einar Rasmussen Assiya Kenzhegaliyeva
16:30 – 17:00 Assiya Kenzhegaliyeva Einar Rasmussen Ukeje Agwu
17:00 – 17:30 Martin Stockhaus Roger Sørheim Atle Hauge
SESSION 2 – PARALLEL B, Session Chair; Lars Molden
Room: B2-030
Time PhD Candidate Senior Opponent Junior Opponent
16:00 – 16:30 Ivan Nechaev Lise Aaboen Mikahil Kosmynin
16:30 – 17:00 Randi Elisabeth Taxt Øivind Strand Beniamoni Callegari
17:00 – 17:30 Evelina Maziliauske (Fetingyte) Mats Westerberg Mikahil Kosmynin

Dinner Session – Room Fine Dining A7 – 7th Floor
• 17:30 – 18:30 | Drinks and speed research dating – all participants dividing into groups – prepare your elevator pitch and get to know your fellow NORSI student and faculty and their research (Drinks on NORSI! Coupons will be handed out)

• 18:45 – 21:00 | Tapas Dinner and Socializing/networking – Everyone welcome! (BI cafeteria and fine dining – A7)

Day 2 – FRIDAY, 22 APRIL 2022 |

Room; B2-060
Preliminary program day 1 – after lunch:
• 09:00 – 09:30  | Registration and Coffee/Tea
• 09:30 – 10:30  | Workshop: “Scientific journal development – From research idea to special issue (SI),” Professor Magnus Klofsten Linköping University

Student Presentation – Session 3
• 10:30 – 12:00 (one group 12:30) |Student presentations continues  

SESSION 3 – PARALLEL A, Session Chair; Lars Coenen
Room: B2-020
Time PhD Candidate Senior Opponent Junior Opponent
10:30 – 11:00 SARDAR AHMED Lise Aaboen Shashwatashish Pattnaik
11:00- 11:30 Roberto Vivona Arnt Fløysand Sophie Hunt
11:30 – 12:00 Alexander Myatt Lise Aaboen Ivan Nechaev
12:00 – 12:30 Elisabeth Svennevik Mats Westerberg Kyrre Einar Hegg
SESSION 3 – PARALLEL B, Session Chair; Magnus Klofsten
Room: B2-065
Time PhD Candidate Senior Opponent Junior Opponent
10:30 – 11:00 Madeleine Englund Fulvio Castellacci Bisrat Misganaw
11:00- 11:30 Dimitris Polychronopoulos Roger Sørheim Barbara Mutonyi
11:30 – 12:00 Shashwatashish Pattnaik Rasmus Rahm SARDAR WASI UDDIN AL AHMED
SESSION 3 – PARALLEL C, Session Chair; Beniamino Callegari
Room: B2-030
Time PhD Candidate Senior Opponent Junior Opponent
10:30 – 11:00 John-Erik Bergkvist Jerker Moodysson Chukwuemeka Echebiri
11:00- 11:30 Haley Knudson Jerker Moodysson Babak Gassim
11:30 – 12:00 Suzanne Øverlie Daniel Ljungberg John-Erik Bergkvist
SESSION 3 – PARALLEL D, Session Chair; Øivind Strand
Room: B2-060
Time PhD Candidate Senior Opponent Junior Opponent
10:30 – 11:00 Phuc (Pru) Huynh Lars Molden Jonathan Muringani
11:00- 11:30 Yati Yati Eva Jenny Jørgensen Mikhail Kosmynin
11:30 – 12:00 Xiangyu Quan Lars Molden Matthew Lynch

Summary Session
Room; B2-060
• 12:30 – 13:30 | Summary/Ending remarks & Adjourn, Roger Sørheim, NTNU, NORSI Program Director & Elise Irgens, NTNU

• 13:30 – 14:30 | Lunch, Wraps and buns to go, outside B2-060

NORSI Conference 2022

NORSI students: Present your research and receive the best comments! The NORSI conferences are known for opponents giving well-prepared, insightful, and in-depth comments to all the student presenters. The main rule is that only NORSI PhD students may present. If time allows, we might also welcome some alumni presentations.

PhD student presentations: The student presentations give interdisciplinary perspectives to a wide range of topics within innovation and entrepreneurship research. Prepared feed-back is given by one senior and one junior discussant.

NORSI students, alumni, faculty and partners: We invite you to stay for the whole conference, and we might ask you to be a discussant on a paper or two. Thank you in advance for your contributions

Abstracts and Presentations

Abstract word limit: 200- 300 words
Full paper, presentations and feed-back info:
Full paper: Deadline 5th of April. Submitt to
Each presentation will receive prepared feed-back from both a senior and junior opponent. Each student will be given 30 min.; 10 min. presentation and 10 min x 2 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 abstracts will bew made avialble online.

Accommodation and Travel

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Radisson Nydalen hotel and will make the reservation for you. Accommodation is covered for all NORSI students, alumni, faculty and partner representatives. Please see our travel policy for details.

NORSI conference highlights in short

  • A very friendly and positive place to share your research in progress and get feed-back
  • You receive well prepared feedback from a senior and junior discussants
  • Fantastic place to build your network and learn from others
  • NORSI covers all your travel costs – save your receipts!
  • Opportunities to discuss your own and others research in depth
  • Great place to get an overview of current topics within innovation and entrepreneurship research

Preliminary Participants List NORSI Conference 2022 – Updated 13 April 2022
(Sorted by First Name)

ABM Fazle Rahi Halmstad University Student
Adeline Hvidsten Kristiania University College Alumni
Alexander Myatt Høgskulen På Vestlandet Student
Alexandra Elena Carst Aalborg University Student
Anja Gjærum Kommunal- og distriktsdepartementet. Mulig framtidig NORSI-kandidat External
Arnt Fløysand Western Norway University of Applied Sciences Supervisor/Partner representative
Arne Isaksen UIA Supervisor/Partner representative
Atle Hauge INN Supervisor
Assiya Kenzhegaliyeva NTNU Student
Babak Ghassim University of Stavanger Alumni
Barbara Rebecca Mutonyi Kristiania University College Alumni
Beniamino Callegari Kristiania University College Alumni
Bisrat Misganaw NEOMA Business School Alumni
Carolin Nast University of Stavanger Business School Student
Chukwuemeka Echebiri VID Specialised University, Oslo Alumni
Daniel Ljungberg University of Gothenburg Partner representative
Dennis Gan UiO Student
Dimitris Polychronopoulos University of South-Eastern Norway
Einar Rasmussen Nord University Business School Supervisor
Eli Fyhn Ullern NTNU Student
Elisabeth Svennevik UiO Student
Elise Irgens NTNU Coordinator
Elizaveta Averina Luleå University of Technology Student
Emma Johnson Lund Student
Esra Aslan NHH Student
Eva Jenny Jørgensen UiT The Arctic University of Norway Partner representative
Evelina Maziliauske (Fetingyte) Nord University Student
Farzaneh Mazaheri phd student Student
Fulvio Castellacci TIK, University of Oslo Supervisor
Ghazal Zalkat Halmstad university Student
Hannah  Adriana Isabelle Rønhovde HVL Student
Haakon Thue Lie Dehns Alumni
Haley Knudson NTNU, Department of International Business Student
Hira Shahid Halmstad university Student
Hugo Firmo BI Norwegian Business School Student
Ivan Nechaev Aalborg University Business School Student
Jerker Moodysson JÖNKÖPING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL Partner representative
Jo Sundet BI External
Jo-Dann Nodado Darong De La Salle University Manila (Philippines) and NHH Norwegian School of Economics External
Joar Kvamsås TIK, UiO External
John Chrisman INN University Student
John-Erik Bergkvist Stockholm School of Economics/Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology Student
Jonathan Muringani University of Oslo Alumni
Judy (Hong) Huang University of Stavanger (UiS) Student
Julia Winslow Western Norway University of Apllied Science Student
Kelvin Ivankovic HVL Student
Kjersti Kjos Longva NTNU Alumni
Kristi Bjørnes Skeie University of Stavanger Student
Kyrre Einar Hegg University of South-Eastern Norway Student
Lars Coenen Western Norway University of Applied Sciences & University of Oslo Supervisor/Partner representative
Lars Molden Nord Universitet Supervisor
Lena Aune Weiseth NTNU Coordination team
Linus Thomson Luleå University of Technology Student
Lise Aaboen NTNU Supervisor
Liv Håland Norwegian University of Science and Technology Student
Madeleine Englund University of Gothenburg Student
Mads Erling Pedersen Nofima AS External
Magnus Klofsten Linköping University Supervisor/Partner representative
Maria Hviding BI External student
Marianne Castrén SSES Coordination team
Martin Stockhaus Chalmers University of Technology Student
Mats Westerberg Luleå University of Technology Supervisor/Partner representative
Matthew Coffay Western Norway University of Applied Sciences Student
Matthew Lynch NMBU Alumni/Partner representative
Meike Siefkes NTNU Student
Mikhail Kosmynin Nord university Alumni
Olav Soldal BI External student
Olga Høegh-Guldberg Nord Universitet Alumni
Olugbenga Adewumi Inland Norway University of Applied sciences Student
Per Andreas Langeland NAV External
Phuc (Pru) Huynh Nord University Student
Randi Elisabeth Taxt UIB Student
Rasmus Rahm SSES Supervisor/Partner representative
Roberto Vivona Nord University Business School Student
Roger Sørheim NTNU Supervisor/Partner representative/NORSI Director
Sanaa Talha Nord University Student
SARDAR WASI UDDIN AL AHMED Norwegian University of Science and Technology Student
Shashwatashish Pattnaik Nord University Student
Sophie Hunt NTNU Student
Stine Alm Hersleth Nofima Student
Suzanne Øverlie NTNU Student
Sveinung Grimsby Nofima Alumni
Thomas Borgen BI External student
Tommy Clausen Nord University Supervisor/Partner representative
Tor Paulson Research advisor. Chair of NEON External
Tor Helge Tjelta Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences Student
Tristan Nabong UIS Student
Trond Nilsen Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences Supervisor
Trude Senneseth Applied University of western Norway HVL Student
Ukeje Agwu UiT The Arctic University of Norway Student
Vidya Oruganti NHH Norwegian School of Economics Supervisor
Xiangyu Quan University of Stavanger Student
Yashwant Singh Yadav NMBU Student
Yati Yati Nord University Business School Student
Zanele Lurafu Jönköping International International Business School Student
Øystein Tønnessen Student
Øivind Strand NTNU Supervisor

Date & Location

Date: 21/04/2022
Where: BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway