Background and activities

About Wenche Aarseth

  • Professor at Nord university and NTNU
  • PhD. in Project Management - 2012
  • Master of Management - 2002
Dr. Wenche Aarseth (PhD) is Professor in leadership, organizations, partnering and relationship management.
Academic interests include
- Leadership, organizations and complex projects
- Project Leadership, Partnering and relationship management, reputation management.
- Global Project Management
- Communication and stakeholder management
- Inter-organisational collaborations
- Interface problems and solutions
- Relationship marketing
- Performance management
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, Statsbygg and Statens vegvesen.




Aarseth, Wenche; Ahola, Tuomas Julius; Aaltonen, Kirsimari; Økland, Andreas; Andersen, Bjørn Sørskot. (2017) Project sustainability strategies: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Project Management.


Børve, Sjur; Ahola, Tuomas; Andersen, Bjørn Sørskot; Aarseth, Wenche  (2017) Partnering in Offshore Drilling Projects. International Journal of managing projects in business,  vol. 10 (1).


Aarseth, W., Rolstadås, A. og Klev, R. (2016) Project Leadership Challenges: Their nature and how they are managed.


Bellini, Alessia; Aarseth, Wenche; Hosseini, Ali. (2016) Effective knowledge transfer in successful Partnering projects. Energy Procedia, Vol 96. 


Aarseth, Wenche, Rolstadås, A., Klev, R. (2015) Lederskap i prosjekter, Fagbokforlaget, Trondheim, Norway.


Aarseth, Wenche (2014) Project Management - a New Mindset for Success, Fagbokforlaget, Trondheim, Norway.


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.