NORSI Workshop Call: 5 – 6 September 2019 at BI – Alumni Initative

Invitation to NORSI members (student, alumni, faculty):
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us at the first NORSI Research Workshop, to take place in Oslo at BI Norwegian Business School between the 5th and 6th of September 2019.

Preliminary Program
Both days in room A2- 070. Coffee/tea and wraps served.

Thursday, September 5th
12:00 – 12:05 Welcome, Beniamino Callegari

First Session: The regional perspective
12:05 -12:25 Bonding and bridging social capital and economic growth in EU regions, Jonathan Muringani, UiS 
12:25 -12:45 The SeeRRI project: integrating Responsible Research and Innovation into regional innovation policyNhien Nguyen, Nordland Research Institute
12:45 -13:00 Regional industry restructuringJan Ole Rypestøl, NORCE

Break (5 mins)

Second Session: Sectors and firms
13:05 -13:15 Book chapter presentation: Between naturalization and disharmonies – the inner fragility of safety in the Oil and Gas drilling industryStefania Sardo, Munich Center for Technology in Society
13:15 -13:30 The balance between openness and secrecy in innovationHaakon Thue Lie, NTNU
13:30 -13:45 Dynamic capabilities in the internationalisation of small firms from developing economies, Sudip Kranti Tiwari, Nord University
13:45 -14:00 Book chapter presentation: Conditions of network engagementVeronika Trengereid, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
14:00 -14:15 Book chapter presentation: Network within network – absorptive capacity of the experience-based firmsAre Jensen, Nord University

Break (10 mins)

Third Session: People and teams
14:25 -14:40 Entrepreneurial Identity formation among Immigrant women Entrepreneurs, Sanaa Talha, Nord University
14:40 -14:55 Book chapter presentation: How are autonomous teams innovative? Stian Bragtvedt, Nord University
14:55 -15:05 Book chapter presentation: Entrepreneurial team formation and the theory of imprintingBisrat Misganaw, NEOMA Business School, France

Break (10 mins)

15:15 – 15:30 Personal presentations
15:30 – 17:20 Groups formation and work
17:20 – 18:00 Results and discussion

19:00 – ? Dinner – Smalhans

Friday, September 6th
09.00 – 09.15 Coffee at BI

09:15 – 11:00 Fourth session: NORSI book project
09.15 – 09:20 Status report (Bisrat)
09:20 – 09:25 Description of the concept (Ben)
09:25 – 09:35 Comments from Bjørn and replies (Stefania)
09:35 – 10:45 Discussion (primary topic: concept refinement, secondary topic: structure)
10:45 – 11:00 FAQ + future moves

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11.15 – 12.00 Fifth session: creating the future
11:15 – 11:45 Setting up thematic research groups
11:45 – 12:00 Feedback and setting up the next workshop

12.00 – 12.30 Lunch – Wraps

Workshop aim
The aim of this gathering is to kick-start the NORSI thematic research groups, to review and develop existing collaborative research project involving NORSI members, and to lay foundations for new collaborative projects aimed toward impactful publications.

If you are a PhD student looking to jump from conference drafts to published articles, an early-stage researcher trying to climb the greasy pole of tenure, if you are looking to expand your network of collaborators by leveraging the opportunities offered by NORSI, this call is for you.

NORSI Travel Refund
Travel costs and accommodations are sponsored by NORSI: same procedures as NORSI courses. Please contact Birte if you have any questions.


We only require you to register by 25 August, and tell us if you would like to present your current work, introduce your research networks, or illustrate the research project you always wanted to pursue, but you never had the collaborators to actually start.

Registration link
Registration deadeline: 25 August 2019

Alumni facilitators
This event will be organized and managed directly by alumni volunteers: if you qualify, and you’d like to contribute and shape this event and the following edition, just tell us when you register, and you’ll soon be contacted and integrated in the group.
This is your opportunity to engage early with a developing research network with big development plans for the future. Come and help us make these plans come true! The facilitators are currentl – NORSI alumni and NORSI Book Editorial Team – Beniamino Callegari, Bisrat Agegnehu, Stefania Sardo and Erik Andreas Sæther.

Contact us
If you have any questions, please contact Beniamin:




Date & Location

Date: 05/09/2019
When: 5 - 6 September 2019
Where: BI - Norwegian Business School, Room A2-070