NORSI General Assembly Meeting & Research School Conference 2022

You are invited!

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

NORSI Conference Registration Form – April 2022   

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. The conference takes place in conjunction with the NORSI General Assembly Meeting.

First NORDIC NORSI conference: This is NORSI’s 1st year as a Nordic research school. At this year’s annual conference, we will celebrate the Nordic development and contributions of all our partner institutions. The conference will in addition to the presentation focus on network building, mingling and informal research exchanges.

Keynote announcement 

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 our/the Norsi Conference 20 of January 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?”!


Program: Full tentative program to be posted as we get closer to the event.

Preliminary schedule overview:

19 January 2022– Digital General Assembly – all partner representatives, Zoom

21 April 2022 – NORSI Conference Day 1 – students, alumni, faculty, partners, NORSI community

22 April 2022 – NORS Conference Day 2 – students, alumni, faculty, partners, NORSI community

General Assembly

Preliminary program:​


TBA | NORSI General Assembly Meeting – all partner reps.:​
Online on Zoom
NORSI Student & Alumni Elections: Perspective and Election of new representatives (x2), Ukeje, UiT  (student rep) and Beniamino, Kristiania University College (alumni rep)

NORSI Conference 2022

Day 1 – THURSDAY, 21 APRIL 2022|
Preliminary program day 1 – before lunch:

BI Norwegian Business School

Preliminary program day 2:

Day 2 – FRIDAY, 22 APRIL 2022|

BI Norwegian Business School

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

Registration Deadlines:

Deadlines: The original deadline (18th of December) for the application of the papers will be postponed. 

– Registration deadline – with abstract: 17th of March 2022 
Submit your abstract to Elise Irgens at

– Registration with accommodation/hotel reservation deadline: 1st of April 2022

– Full paper deadline: 5th of April 2022 

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.; 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 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

Date & Location

21-22 April
BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway