Wenche Aarseth

Associate Professor Department of Production and Quality Engineering

+47 73593814 +47 97524049
S P Andersens v 5, Valgrinda * 2.354

Background and activities

About Wenche Aarseth

  • Associate Professor NTNU
  • PhD. in Project Management - 2012
  • Master of Management - 2002
Wenche Aarseth has a PhD. in Project Management, expertise on Global Projects and works as an associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU in Trondheim Norway. She has worked as a researcher for several years for SINTEF and NTNU, particularly with project and relationship management issues in traditional and global projects.
Academic interests include
- Project Management, Cooperation and Relationship management
- Global Project Management
- Communication and stakeholder management
- Media and external communication: Pr, crisis, ethics, corporate social responsibility: Reputation management
- Inter-organisational collaborations
- Interface problems and solutions
- Relationship marketing
- Performance management
She lectures and performs examinations at NTNU in these areas.
Her international experience comes from managing collaborations between NTNU, University of Calgary in Canada, and Cranfield School of Management in England and today she collaborates closely with University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Aarseth has over 15 years of work experience in close cooperation with some of the largest private and public companies in Norway within the oil and gas industry, building and construction industry and financial industry; Statoil, Aker Solutions, DnB NOR, Focus Bank and Statsbygg.





Aarseth, Wenche, Rolstadås, A., Klev, R. (2015) Lederskap i prosjekter, Fagbokforlaget, Trondheim, Norway. www.fagbokforlaget.no


Aarseth, Wenche (2014) Project Management - a New Mindset for Success, Fagbokforlaget, Trondheim, Norway. www.fagbokforlaget.no


Aarseth, W., Rolstadås, A. and Andersen B. (2014) Managing organizational challenges in global projects. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol.7, issue 1.


Aarseth, W., Andersen B., Ahola, T. and Jergeas, G. (2012) Practical difficulties encountered in attempting to implement a partnering approach. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol.5, issue 2, pp.266-284.


Aarseth, W., Rolstadås, A. and Andersen B. (2011) Key factors in management of global projects. International Journal of Transition and Innovation Systems, Vol.1, issue 4, pp.326-345.


Aarseth, W. (2011) Global project leadership: managing organizational challenges through RQ. Published at the Nordic Academy of Management NFF (peer reviewed conference). Aug 2011.


Aarseth W and Sørhaug H.C (2009) Improving business performance in multi-company projects through "cooperative power": presentation of a collaborative tool model. International Journal of Business Performance Management, Vol. 11, issue 4, pp.364-382.


Andersen, Bjørn, Henriksen Bjørnar, Aarseth Wenche (2007) Benchmarking of Project Management Office Establishment: Extracting Best practices, Journal of Management in Engineering, Vol.23, pp.97-104.


Andersen, Bjørn, Henriksen Bjørnar, Aarseth, Wenche (2006) Holistic performance management, an integrated framework, Productivity and performance management, volume 1 and 2, pp.61-78.


Andersen, Bjørn, Henriksen Bjørnar, Aarseth Wenche (2004)  Best practice establishment, Prosjektledelse nr 2, 2004.


Andersen Bjørn, Henriksen Bjørnar, Aarseth Wenche (2004) Project office establishment, ISBN 82-14-02986-4.


Andersen, Bjørn, Henriksen, Bjørnar, Aarseth, Wenche, Berntsen Stein, Fossdal, Aud, Gulliksen Morten, Kleppestø Kari Helene, og Korsnes, John Arild (2004): Organizing project offices in larger organizations. SINTEF Report nr STF 38 A 04832 Trondheim Norway.




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


  • Aarseth, Wenche; Rolstadås, Asbjørn; Klev, Roger. (2015) Lederskap i prosjekter. Fagbokforlaget. 2015. ISBN 978-82-450-1812-7.
  • Aarseth, Wenche. (2014) Project Management: a New Mindset for Success. Collaborative Business and Global Mindset. Fagbokforlaget. 2014. ISBN 978-82-450-1716-8.