Erik Andreas Sæther

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Erik Andreas Sæther

Background

Erik has a BA in anthropology from UC Berkeley, an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a teaching credential from UC Davis. He has varied work experience that includes international consulting, technology and retail sales, and wine production in Napa, California. Additionally, he has taught at an International Baccalaureate school in Norway and served as account manager/associate publisher for an investment information publisher.

Research interests

Erik is hired by Yara International ASA and his research interests pertain to how organizations can foster innovation and the effects of motivation, incentives, and culture on creativity and implementation.



Ingrid Lunde Ohna

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Ingrid Lunde Ohna

Background

Ingrid is an industry PhD with Yara. She completed a Master in Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture at the Norwegian University of Life Science. Most recently she was political adviser on agriculture and climate change in the environmental foundation Zero Emission Resource Organization (ZERO). Previously she worked with Noragric at the Norwegian University of Science and Norwegian Church Aid, where her primary focus was on food security, agricultural production, renewable energy and climate change issues.



Kenneth Stålsett

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Kenneth Stålsett

Background

Kenneth was most recently a Franchise owner, overseeing a successful business for three years. Previously he was part of the marketing department of the Rosenborg Ballklub in Trondheim. His academic background is in marketing and business administration; he completed a Bachelor at BI  (Norwegian Business School, Trondheim.), and a MSc Business Administration at Buskerud University Collage (HIBU, Hønefoss). He has also participated in New Product Design Innovation at Stanford (USA, CA.)

Research interests

Kenneth's research interests are collaboration, communication, learning and behavior inside, and between, operational teams. He will do his research within the oil and gas company Statoil. 



Trond Rikard Olsen

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Trond Rikard Olsen

Background

Trond is an industry PhD with TrønderEnergi. His professional background is within the energy industry, and he was most recently Department Head of Grid Operations at TrønderEnergi.  He completed his master degree in Electrical Engineering at NTNU with a year abroad at University of Minnesota as a Fulbright fellow.

Research interests

His research interests pertain to the organizational response in the Power industry to the deployment of Smart Grid technologies.



Nhien Nguyen

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Nhien Nguyen

Background

Nhien's academic background is in international business and business administration. She completed an MBA from SKK GSB in Korea, in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management. Most recently she was a marketing executive with a focus on overseas sales at Samsung Electronics at its headquarters in Seoul, Korea. As part of her responsibilities she managed key account customers and administered OEM business in the North American market, analyzed markets through extensive research, surveys and reports, and developed marketing strategies.

Research interests

Nhien's current research interest is measuring innovation performance in teams. Realizing that measurement and assessment are critical in the innovation management process, she wants to study which factors lead to successful innovation. Her underlying motivation is to develop an understanding of what drives innovation in organizations and to build a measurement scale in order to help practitioners get an overview of how well they manage the innovation process.



Monica Rydland

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Monica Rydland

Background

Monica has more than ten years of experience in business with a primary focus on the interface between business and organizational development. She was most recently Product Manager at Sparebanken Vest where she took the initiative to the merger of the product unit and business development unit which purpose was to increased ability to innovate and decrease time to market. Previously she also spent ten year working at the insurance company Tryg where she gain experienced in the integration and change processes that are required when transitioning national companies to a Nordic insurance company. Furthermore, Monica also served as Senior Human Resources Advisor at the Norwegian School of Economics. Her academic background includes a Master in Science of Administration and Organization from the University of Bergen and a Master program in Financial Management from the Norwegian Business School.

Research interests

Monica's current research interests are Strategic change, Innovation, Change Capacity and Organizational Integration.



Daniel Leunbach

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Daniel Leunbach

Background

Daniel has an academic and professional background in biology and entrepreneurship. Most recently he was Project Manager at the Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Oslo. Previously he worked in different Junior Business Development Roles, both locally, as an Intern in Bio-Medisinsk Innovasjon AS (BMI), and in California, as a Marketing Intern in the molecular diagnostics company XDx. At XDx he researched the market opportunity and conditions for introducing AlloMap® in the European market. Daniel also volunteers as a mentor in The Norwegian Mentor Program.

Research interests

His current research interests include both entrepreneurship and innovation management, specifically, he is interested in how people act and interact to successfully create and capture value from innovation. He is particularly interested in the social and cognitive processes underlying entrepreneurial behavior in both new and established firms, and in how venturing teams make important business decisions (e.g., relating to equity splits) under conditions of high uncertainty.


 

 

 


Joseph Samuel Schultz

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Joseph Samuel Schultz

Background

Joseph`s background is in construction and law. He received his Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in construction management, where he worked for construction companies (on both the east and west coast) as a field and estimating engineer. Additionally, Joseph completed his Juris Doctorate (J.D) degree and became a licensed attorney in the state of Kansas. His law related work experience pertains to construction law, labor law, and employment discrimination.

Research interests

Joseph`s research interest is innovation as it relates to elder care.



Kine Norheim

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Kine Norheim

Background

Kine has been Entrepreneurship Gardener at Ålesund University College (AaUC) since 2010, where she was responsible for increasing motivation for innovation at AaUC, by spreading the knowledge about the actors in the regional innovation system as well as facilitating cooperation in the regional innovation system. She has been engaged in various regional projects from cultural entrepreneurship to non-profit organizations, and has also been a  lecturer on Organization and Management and Student Enterprise. Furthermore, her academic background includes a Master of Science in Project Management from Lancaster University.  In addition she holds several board positions, one of them as chairperson at Young Enterprise (Ungt Entreprenørskap) Møre og Romsdal.



Rikke Stoud Platou

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Rikke Stoud Platou

Background

Rikke is an industry PhD with NTE Holding AS. Her research interests concern the electric power industry and how a smarter grid and industry changes affect incumbent companies and the role of innovation in developing new markets. She completed her master degree at NTNU within the field Strategy and International Business Development. Her master thesis focused on business opportunities that arise in the Norwegian power industry during transition to a smarter power system. Prior to doctoral studies she worked as a consultant at Geelmuyden.Kiese.



Marta Morais‐Storz

Marta Morais‐Storz

Marta Morais-Storz. Doctoral student NORSI. Photo.

Background

Marta is a licensed architect, registered in the state of Massachusetts, and completed a Master of Architecture degree at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).  She worked for many years as designer and architect at firms in the United Stated and in Europe, focusing primarily on the design of large academic buildings and urban housing as well as strategic planning of the firm. She also has experience teaching design, previously as adjunct professor at Northeastern University and as assistant professor with the Veneto Design Workshop. Prior to coming to NTNU she started her own design consulting and architectural services firm.

 

Research interests

Marta's research interest concerns understanding the dichotomy between problem solving and problem setting, and the role of the design process in innovation.


Take a look at an interview of Marta featured on the Research Council of Norway website here.

Lisa Synnøve Schüle Græslie

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Lisa Synnøve Schüle Græslie

Background

Lisa completed her Master of Science degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management at NTNU, within the area of production and product development, and with specialization in strategy and international business development. Her master thesis focused on examination of game elements for use in organizations, in order to enhance enjoyment and productivity in work.

Research interests

Lisa's current research interest is to enhance the understanding of the initiation, implementation and diffusion of process innovations in organizations, and in particular public hospitals, in order to exploit the full potential of the adoption of technological innovations.