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Department of Civil and Transport Engineering Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway
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Knut Fredrik Samset

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Background and activities

Knut Samset is Professor of Project Management at the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway www.ntnu.no . He is the founding director of the Concept Research Programme on Front-end Management of Large Investment Projects www.concept.ntnu.no , and founding director and senior partner of Scanteam www.scanteam.no , an international consultancy based in Oslo.
 
He has extensive experience as journalist, researcher, and advisor to national and international organisations in the fields of risk analysis, appraisal, planning and evaluation of projects. He has provided technical assistance, delivered training workshops, and undertaken studies and evaluations on behalf of the governments of the Nordic countries and Japan, UN agencies, OECD, The World Bank, and several nongovernmental organisations. He is presently teaching Master’s and Doctoral level courses at the university on Front-end management of projects, Project Planning, Evaluation, and Qualitative Research Methodology. His current research is on project governance, front-end planning and decision making, and appraisal and quality assurance of major investments. He has published a large number of research reports and papers and is the author of books on technology assessment, project design, evaluation and front-end management of projects

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Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

  • Samset, Knut Fredrik; Andersen, Bjørn; Austeng, Kjell. (2014) To Which Extent Do Projects Explore the Opportunity Space? A study of conceptual appraisals and the choice of conceptual solutions. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald. volum 7 (3).
  • Samset, Knut Fredrik; Volden, Gro Holst; Welde, Morten; Bull-Berg, Heidi. (2014) Mot sin hensikt. Perverse insentiver - om offentlige ivesteringsprosjekter som ikke forplikter. Concept rapport. volum 40.
  • Welde, Morten; Samset, Knut Fredrik; Andersen, Bjørn; Austeng, Kjell. (2014) Lav prising - store valg. En studie av underestimering av kostnader i prosjekters tidligfase. Concept rapport. volum 39.
  • Samset, Knut Fredrik; Volden, Gro Holst. (2013) Små ideer og store prosjekter. Linesøya fastlandsforbindelse - samfunnsnytten som forsvant. en øvelse i samfunnsøkonomisk lønnsomhetsvurdering. Prosjektledelse.
  • Samset, Knut Fredrik. (2011) Strategy Making with an Alphabet Soup of Objectives. Project Perspectives. volum XXXII.
  • Samset, Knut Fredrik. (2010) Kostnadsoverskridelser over og under teppet. Et spørsmål om god styring eller dårlige valg. Prosjektledelse.
  • Williams, Terry; Samset, Knut Fredrik. (2010) Issues in Front-End Decision Making on Projects. Project Management Journal. volum 41 (2).
  • Samset, Knut Fredrik. (2008) Hvor skal vi? Jeg vet ikke, sa Ole Brumm. Og så gikk de dit. Om prosjekter med og uten mål og mening. Prosjektledelse.
  • Sunnevaag, Kjell; Samset, Knut Fredrik. (2008) Making large decisions when little information exists. Projektitoiminta. volum 29 (1).
  • Samset, Knut Fredrik. (2007) God dag mann hostesaft. Kvalitativ informasjon og misforståelser som beslutningsunderlag i prosjekter. Logikk, semantikk og presisjon. Prosjektledelse.
  • Samset, Knut Fredrik; Sunnevåg, Kjell J.. (2007) Making large decisions when little information exists. Projektitoiminta.
  • Olsson, Nils; Austeng, Kjell; Samset, Knut Fredrik; Lædre, Ola. (2004) Ensuring Quality-at-entry: Challenges in Front-end Management. Projektitoiminta. volum 27 (1).
  • Samset, Knut Fredrik; Forrs, Kim. (1999) Square Pegs and Round Holes: Evaluation, Uncertainty and Risk Management. Evaluation: international journal of theory, research and practice.
  • Samset, Knut Fredrik; Haavaldsen, Tore. (1999) Uncertainty in Development Projects. Revue canadienne d'études du développement / Canadian Journal of Development Studies. volum XX (No 2).
  • Samset, Knut Fredrik; Haavaldsen, Tore. (1997) Uncertainty in Decision Making. Factors and Strategies Affecting Uncertainty in Planning and Management of Projects. Revue canadienne d'études du développement / Canadian Journal of Development Studies.
  • Forss, Kim; Cracknell, Basil; Samset, Knut Fredrik. (1994) Evaluation Systems when Policies are Changing. Project Appraisal. volum 9 (1).
  • Samset, Knut Fredrik; Forss, Kim; Cracknell, Basil. (1994) Can Evaluation Help an Organisation to Learn?. Evaluation review. volum 18 (5).
  • Samset, Knut Fredrik. (1981) Technology and Structures for Appropriate Development. Revue canadienne d'études du développement / Canadian Journal of Development Studies. volum 2 (2).
  • Samset, Knut Fredrik. (1974) Japansk industri. Teknisk Ukeblad.

Artistic productions

  • Samset, Knut Fredrik. (2003) Prosjektanalyse i tidligfasen. NTNU Videre. 2003.