Background and activities
PhD, Professor in International Marketing. Fields of interest: entrepreneurship, innovation, economic development, and global production systems.
Telephone: +47 735 97603
Office: 432 - Central Building II
- Leader of the research group Global Production and Communication under NTNU's strategic program on Globalization.
- Deputy Director of the new doctoral Program for Innovation Management and Innovation Strategy in the Norwegian Research School in Innovation (NORSI-PIMS).
- Coordinator for NTNU's masters level specialization in Strategy and Business Development ( INDØK).
Aspelund's research interests are in the fields of international marketing and entrepreneurship, but he is also currently doing research projets within innovation and economic development, and global production systems.
Arild Aspelund teaches undergraduate courses in marketing management, post graduate courses in industrial marketing and international business and several courses within executive education.
Arild Aspelund became Professor in International Marketing at NTNU in 2011. He received his PhD from NTNU in April 2005 for the thesis titled: “Small International Firms: - The Emergence of International New Ventures”. He is also Master of Science in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the same institution. Previous educational background also includes MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Génie Industriel, Grenoble, France as well as studies in Mathematics and Physics from Molde University College and NTNU