Background and activities


BSOL4005 - Advanced Organization Theory, NTNU Business School

MRK3025 - Innovation and Business Development, NTNU Business School

Earlier courses:

- TIØ4170 Technology based business development (2015), IØT and NTNUs School of Entrepreneurship.

 -Organizational Theory and Project Administration , HiST, AFT

Current research interests:

- the role of the board of directors and top management teams in high-tech start-ups, including academic spin-offs and venture capital backed firms,

- strategies, management and growth of clean-tech start-ups,

- networking, internationalization, financing, innovation and policies related to new venture growth.

Publications / rewards:

Ekaterina has published her research in Long Range Planning, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Technology Transfer, Journal of International Entrepreneurship and in international books.

2011 - Her conference paper has been recognized as the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings in San-Antonio, Texas.

2017 -  Her conference paper has been nominated for the 2017 Carolyn B. Dexter Award. This prestigious award is given to the paper that best meets the objective of internationalizing the Academy of Management. Each of the Academy's Divisions and Interest Groups nominates one annual meeting submission for this award each year.

Prior working experience: 

- Post Doc, Dept. of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, NTNU

- Senior Researcher, NIFU Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Oslo. 

- Ph.D., Dept. of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, NTNU



Short version:

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

Part of book/report

  • Bjørnåli, Ekaterina S.. (2017) Research on the board of directors in high-tech start-ups: an assessment and suggestions for future research. Handbook of Research on Corporate Governance and Entrepreneurship.
  • Bjørnåli, Ekaterina S.; Aadland, Torgeir; Fedorova, Ekaterina; Mohammadi, Ali; Aune, Tina Bjørnevik. (2017) Nettverkskapabiliteter og integrerende adferd hos lederteam og styrer. Bred og spiss! NTNU Handelshøyskolen 50 år: En vitenskapelig jubileumsantologi.
  • Bjørnåli, Ekaterina S.; Knockaert, Mirjam; Foss, Nicolai; Leunbach, Daniel; Erikson, Truls. (2017) Unraveling the Black Box of New Venture Team Processes. The Wiley Handbook of Entrepreneurship.
  • Bjørnåli, Ekaterina S.; Ellingsen, Andreas. (2015) Exploring Antecedents and Impact of Board Effectiveness in Clean-Tech Enterprises. Studies in Public and Non-Profit Governance.
  • Bjørnåli, Ekaterina S.; Støren, Liv Anne. (2014) Én av fire eller én av femti? Utbredelse av entreprenørskapstilbud i høyere utdanning. Entreprenørskapsutdanning i Norge: Tilnærminger, utbredelse og effekter.
  • Bjørnåli, Ekaterina. (2011) Venture-kapital i kunnskapsintensive foretak. Det norske forsknings- og innovasjonssystemet - statistikk og indikatorer 2011.
  • Bjørnåli, Ekaterina Shepeleva; Erikson, Truls. (2010) Board features associated with new team member addition in academic spin-offs. The Life cycle of new ventures.
  • Bjørnåli, Ekaterina Shepeleva; Sørheim, Roger; Erikson, Truls. (2010) Design characteristics associated with venture capital acquisitions in academic spin-offs. The Life cycle of new ventures.