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 for Green Value Creation -  the departments research focus area on sustainability.
  • Coordinator for NTNU's masters level specialization in Strategy and Business Development ( INDØK).

Research interests

Aspelund's research interests are predominantly on profitable sustainability and how industry can go through the green shift and still develop their competitiveness. This work draws on insight from the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship, marketing and operation management. 


Arild Aspelund teaches undergraduate courses in marketing management, graduate courses in industrial marketing and international business and several courses for executive education programs such as Master of Technlogy Management (MTM) and Master of Management (MORG).


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


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Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications