PhD theses from the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management (IØT)

Successful candidates with title of thesis are listed below. Scientific staff at IØT also contributes in supervision of PhD students graduating at other faculties at NTNU and at other institutions.

2015:

Name

Title

Supervisor

Andersen, Thale Kvernberg

The Structuration Model of Organizational ICT Integration: From Involuntary Non-Use of New ICT at Work to Situated Learning

Levin, Morten

Andersen, Gunn Robstad

Understanding contextual instability, complexity and diversity in an organization undergoing a comprehensive job stress intervention: Implications for work environment, worker health and intervention effect

Westgaard, Rolf Harald

Halkjelsvik, Kolbein

Legitimate Leadership Functions in Partnership Development Processes

Levin, Morten

Hemmati, Ahmad

Optimization models and methods for maritime cargo and inventory routing problems

Hvattum, Lars Magnus

Veka, Steinar Svartskuren

Essays on price formation and risk assessment in energy markets

Westgaard, Sjur

Stokken, Roar

Janusian Liminality: A key to the accountability of the equality between users and professionals in patient education in Norway

Klev, Roger

2014:

Name

Title

Supervisor

Pantuso, Giovanni

Stochastic Programming for Maritime Fleet Renewal Problems

Fagerholt, Kjetil

Faanes, Merete Ræstad

Developing Reflective Engineers: Including work practice in the curriculum

Levin, Morten

Berg, Terje

Business Control in a Theory-Practice Perspective

Westgaard, Sjur

Ørke, John Marius

Capital structure topics in European manufacturing - Endogenous, simultaneous and identifiable relations

Wijst, Nico van der

Engerud, Martine Lien

Constructing Clusters: How Politics Diverts Attention from Innovation

Levin, Morten

Holtskog, Halvor

How Industry Makes Knowledge: Facilitative Management

Johnsen, Hans Christian Garmann

Haugstvedt, Daniel

Hydropower Scheduling Analysis Using Statistics and Stochastic Programming

Fleten, Stein-Erik

2013:

Name

Title

Supervisor

Skaar, Christoffer

Accountability in the Value Chain: Product Declarations as a Tool for Measuring, Managing and Communicating CSR Performance

Fet, Annik Magerholm

Andresen, Arne

Econometric Modelling of Electricity Markets

Westgaard, Sjur

Stålhane, Magnus

Optimization of maritime routing and scheduling problems with complicating inter-route constraints

Christiansen, Marielle

Yu Bai

Reliability of International Freight Trains - An Explorative Study Drawing on Three Mainstream Theories

Solem, Olav

Sollie, Johan Magne

Modelling of commodity prices - Dynamics and risk premiums

Fleten, Stein-Erik

Brendehaug, Eivind André

Mobilisering, makt og endring - Ein studie av deltaking i verneplanprosessen for oppretting av Breheimen nasjonalpark med tilgrensande verneområde

Johnsen, Hans Christian Garmann

Fodstad, Marte

Optimization Models and Algorithms for the Natural Gas Supply Chain

Tomasgard, Asgeir

Andersen, Siri

The interplay between integrated operations and operative risk assessments and judgements in offshore oil and gas

Hovden, Jan

Aune, Tina Bjørnevik

Managing Suppliers in Business Networks: Exploring Innovation, Capability Development, and Network Pictures

Pedersen, Ann-Charlott

Netland, Torbjørn Hestenes

Company-specific production systems: Managing production improvement in global firms

Aspelund, Arild

Ingvaldsen, Jonas Alexander

Democratic Lean? Work Systems in Norwegian Industry

Rolfsen, Monica

2012:

Name

Title

Supervisor

Schau, Erwin Meissner

Environmental life cycle assessments of fish food products with emphasis on the fish catch process

Fet, Annik Magerholm

Halvorsen-Weare, Elin Espeland

Maritime fleet planning and optimization under uncertainty

Fagerholt, Kjetil

Sparrevik, Magnus

Methods for Sustainable Management of Contamination Sources in Urban Coastal Areas

Fet, Annik Magerholm

Rakke, Jørgen Glomvik

Optimization Models and Methods for Maritime Routing and Scheduling Problems

Christiansen, Marielle

Heggedal, Ane Marte

Real Options Analysis of Electricity Investments

Fleten, Stein-Erik

Haugom, Erik

Modelling and Forecasting Electricity Price Variability

Westgaard, Sjur

Pisciella, Paolo

Methods for Evaluation of Business Models for Provision of Advanced Mobile Services under Uncertainty

Gaivoronski, Alexei

Amble, Nina

Mestring og organisering i arbeid med mennesker - Om bra arbeid for grepa damer

None

2011:

Name

Title

Supervisor

Andersson, Gunnar

The Assembly of Lean Production: An Analysis of Doing Production Improvements

Martin, Ann W.

Austenå, Halvor

The facilitating organization in cluster initiatives: can it promote innovation?

Martin, Ann W.

Bygdås, Arne Lindseth

Genesis of Greenfields: Bringing Forth Co-enacted Embodied Organisational Knowing

Klev, Roger

Finnestrand, Hanne O.

The Role of the Shop Steward in Organizations using High Involvement Workplace Practices

Martin, Ann W.

Løvdal, Nicolai

International Entrepreneurship within Offshore Renewable Energy

Erikson, Truls

Mjøen, Kristian

The HRM-Performance Trap: A Constructivist Study of a Business Organisation Struggling to Become High-Performing

Levin, Morten

Rubach, Synnøve

Company Learning in a Network: A Dual Organization-Development (OD) Process. Bridging the learning processes in a network and the local learning processes in the participating company

Levin, Morten

Strand, Geir Liavåg

Reorganising the workplace: Factors that affect implementation of broad participation

Levin, Morten

Becker, Mike Denis

Quantitative Models for Planning and Management of ICT Services under Uncertainty

Gaivoronski, Alexei

Zoric, Josip A Framework for Joint Financial and Technical Analysis of Service Platforms Gaivoronski, Alexei

2010:

Name

Title

Supervisor

Bjørkeng, Kjersti

Organizing Practice On Mechanisms of Stability and Change in Organization

Klev, Roger

Brun, Eric Chr.

Understanding and Managing Ambiguity in New Product Development Lessons from the Medical-Device Industry

Sætre, Alf Steinar

Cantillon, Sophie

The complexity of actor interaction

Håkansson, Håkan

Hennig, Frank

Optimization in Maritime Transportation:
Crude Oil Tanker Routing and Scheduling

Nygreen, Bjørn

Myklebust, Jogeir

Techno-economic modelling of value chains based on natural gas - with consideration of CO2 emissions

Tomasgard, Asgeir

Sjaastad, Ann Kristin

Exposure to cooking fumes during the pan frying of beefsteak under domestic and occupational conditions

Svendsen, Kristin

 

2009:

Name

Title

Supervisor

Hilsen, Anne Inga

"Go for a senior": From work ability to senior resources,

changing perseptions of seniors in working life

Qvale, Thoralf U.

Schütz, Peter

Managing Uncertainty and Flexibility in Supply Chain Optimization

Tomasgard, Asgeir

Dahlsrud, Alexander

Corporate social responsibility as a business contribution to sustainable development. A study based on data from the Norwegian shipping industry

Fet, Annik Magerholm

Bjørnåli, Ekaterina S.

Board of Directors, Top Management Team and the Development of Acadedic Spin-Off Companies

Erikson, Truls

Vie, Ola Edvin

Shadowing managers engaged in care: Discovering the emotional nature of managerial work

Rolfsen, Monica

Kristiansen, Svein-Tore

Constructing Inter-firm Networks – an experiential learning approach

Levin, Morten

 

2008:

Name

Title

Supervisor

PhD Erlend Dehlin

The Flesh and Blood of Improvisation

- A Study of Everyday Organizing

Roger Klev

PhD Lars Klemsdal

Making Sense of "The New Way of Organizing"

- Managing the Micro Processes of (Planned) Change in a Municpality

Thoralf Qvale

PhD Torild Alise W Oddane

Organizational Conditions for Innovation

A Multiperspective Approach to Innovation in a Large Industrial Company

Morten Levin

PhD Roar Grønhaug

Optimization Models and Methods for Industrial Supply Chains

Marielle Christensen

PhD Frode Heldal

Cross-boundry relationships

- The Object, the social, and the health professional

Endre Sjøvold

Dr.ing Cecilia Haskins

Systems engineering analyzed, synthesised and pplied to sustainable industrial park development.

Annik Magerholm Fet

Dr.ing Svein Minde

Development of new technology in a network context - The embedding process

Bjørn Otto Elvenes

Dr.ing Margrete Haugum

Kvalitetsledelse i kvasiorganisasjoner - En studie av verdikjeden for matpotet

Odd Jarl Borch

Dr.ing Anadasivakumar Ekambaram

The role of knowledge transfer in reducing reinvention of the wheel in project organizations

Bjørn Otto Elvenes

PhD Eirik Albrechtsen

Friend or foe? Information security management of employees

Jan Hovden

PhD Jostein Engesmo

Managing Organisational Change and Technology

The Case of Introducing Electronic Patient Records in Hospitals

Endre Sjøvold

Phd Jardar Andersen

New service network design models for intermodal freight transportation

Marielle Christensen

 

2007:

Name

Title

Supervisor

PhD Jan Tore Lium

Use of Electronic Medical Records and the road towards paperless hospitals in Norway: A socio-technical perspective

Endre Sjøvold

PhD Kjetil Trovik Midthun

Optimization models for liberalized natural gas markets

Asgeir Tomasgård

Dr.ing Jon Ivar Håvold

From Safety Culture to Safety Orientation

- Developing a Tool to Measure Safety in Shipping

Jan Hovden

PhD Defne Kahramankaptan

Building Effective Strategic Control through Participation: An Action Research Study to Improve the Strategic Control System in aTurkish Automotive Company

Morten Levin

PhD Fredrik Winther

Large Systems Change

- Integrated Leadership Development and Reflexive Machineries

Thoralf Qvale

PhD James Karlsen

The Regional Role of the University

- A study of Knowledge Creation in the Agora between Agder University College and Regional Actors in Agder, Norway

Morten Levin

PhD Roger Normann

Democracy in Government

- A Critical View on Regional Governance

Morten Levin

PhD Anli Ataov

Participatory Urban Planning in Kocaeli, Turkey

- An Action Research Perspective

Davydd Greenwood

PhD Trond Haga

Orchestration of Networking Processes

Tor Claussen

Dr.ing Terje Berg-Utby

Venture Capital Ownership

- Perspectives on the Venture-Capitalist/New-Venture Team Relationship

Truls Erikson

 

2006:

Name

Title

Supervisor

Blakstad, Helene Cecilie

Revising Rules and Reviving Knowledge Adapting hierarchical and risk-based approaches to safety rule modifications in the Norwegian railway system

Hovden, Jan

Haug, Espen Gaarder

Six Essays on Option Valuation and Trading

(Dr.philos.)

Farmen, Tom Styrvold

Five Essays on Corporate Finance

Wijst, Dominicus van der

Brønmo, Geir

Tactical Ship Scheduling – modelling and solution methods

Nygreen, Bjørn

 

2005:

Name

Title

Supervisor

Aspelund, Arild

Small International Firms The Emergence of International New Ventures

Moen, Øystein

Werner, Adrian

Bilevel stochastic programming problems: Analysis and application to telecommunications

Gaivoronski, Alexei A.

Ulstein, Nina Linn

Optimizing Complex Supply Chains Applications in the Petroleum, Shipping and Metal Industries

Nygreen, Bjørn

Westgard, Sjur

Four Essays on optimal capital structure, option theory and the probability of default

Wijst, Dominicus van der

 

2004

Navn

Title

Supervisor

Hol, Suzan

Essays on Capital Structure, Debt Maturity, Trade Credit, and Default Probability

Wijst, Dominicus van der

Pettersen, Erling

Managing End-user Flexibility in Electricity Markets

Wallace, Stein W.

Gressetvold, Espen

Product Development - Effects on a Company's Network of Relationships

Moen, Øystein

Mengesha, Wubishet Jekale

Performances for Public Construction Projects in Developing Countries Federal Road & Educational Building Projects in Ethiopia

Elvenes, Bjørn Otto

Sørnes, Jan-Oddvar

Information and Communication Technologies in Practice A study of Advanced Users in the Workplace in Norway and the United States

Sætre, Alf Steinar

Yndestad, Harald

The Lunar nodal cycle influence on the Barents Sea

(Dr.philos.)

Mathiesen, Mette

Indoor dust and hot surface contact: Biological effects in vitro of heated dust and heat-generated emissions

Bjørseth, Olav

Finsrud, Henrik Dons

Collaborating for Industrial Development Construction Processes in Interorganizational Fields

Levin, Morten

 

2003

Name

Title

Supervisor

Holte, Kari Anne

Musculoskeletal complaints among female service workers. Risk factors for development of shoulder and neck pain in occupations with psychosocial stress and low biomechanical load

Westgaard, Rolf

Reitan, Bård Karsten

Managing uncertainty in strategic planning: Cases from telecommunications

Wallace, Stein W.

Forbord, Magnar

New Uses of an Agricultural Product. A case study of development in an industrial network

Torvatn, Tim

Johannessen, Stig

An explorative study of complexity, strategy and change in logistics organizations

Solem, Olav

Stendal, Ludvig

Learning about process control

Levin, Morten

 

2002

Name

Title

Supervisor

Korsvold, Torbjørn

Creating organizational change and innovation. An action research oriented study of participative organizational change and innovation in the Norwegian AEC industry

Levin, Morten

 

2001

Name

Title

Supervisor

Swahn, Natalia

The role of cultural differences between Norway and Russia in business relationships. Application to strategic management in Norwegian companies

Solem, Olav

Pedersen, Ellen Katrine

Dust in the indoor environment. Physical and chemical changes due to hot surface contact

Bjørseth, Olav

 

2000

Name

Title

Supervisor

Belsom, Einar

Contributions to the theory of productivity measurement

Fagerlid, Olav

Gulbrandsen, Johan Magnus

Research quality and organizational factors: An investigation of the relationship

Waagø, Sigmund

Dokka, Tor Helge

Modelling of Indoor Air Quality in residential and commercial buildings

Bjørseth, Olav

Fleten, Stein-Erik

Portfolio management emphasizing electrisity market applications. A stochastic programming approach

Wallace, Stein W.

Kirkebak, Per Tobias

Better implementation of Innovation Projects - A study of methods and praxies in one company within

Levin, Morten

 

1999

Name

Title

Supervisor

Aslaksen, Karin

Strategies for change in corporate settings: A study of diffusion of organizational innovations in a Norwegian corporation

Levin, Morten

Jørgensen, Rikke Bramming

The influence of material surfaces on indoor air quality. Adsorption and desorption of volatile organic compounds

Bjørseth, Olav

Rosness, Ragnar

Search for safety. The methodology and process of Risk Influence Analysis

Hovden, Jan

Raabe, Håkon

A strategic framework for creating effective demand chain management

Levin, Morten

Detlefsen, Nina K.

Basis Properties in Multicommodity Networks

Wallace, Stein W.

Øyum, Lisbeth

Changing as Enrolment. A study of a Long-Term Organizational Change Process in a Norwegian Aluminium Plant

Levin, Morten

Jørgensen, Trond

Project Scheduling as a Stochastic Dynamic Decision Problem

Wallace, Stein W.

de Lange, Petter Eilif

Asset Liability Management in the Insurance Business. Using Stochastic Programming

Gaivoronski, Alexei

 

1998

Name

Title

Supervisor

Tomasgard, Asgeir

Aspects of service provision and distributed processing in a telecommunication network. Using stochastic programming

Wallace, Stein W.

Eide, Wenche

Changes in offshore modification projects. A qualitative study of mechanisms that influence changes

Elvenes, Bjørn Otto

Knutstad, Gaute

Medvirkning og innrullering av sosiale- og teknologiske aktører i endringsprosesser. En studie av hvordan medvirkning i endringsprosesser bidrar til ny organisatorisk praksis i tre bedrifter på Nordvestlandet

Levin, Morten

Høyland, Kjetil

Asset Liability Management for a Life Insurance Company. A Stochastic Programming Approach

Wallace, Stein W.

Reitan, Bjørnar

Perspectives on new venture creation. The stimulation of entrepreneurial potential and new venture attempts among young people

Waagø, Sigmund

Munkvold, Bjørn Erik

Implementation of information technology for supporting collaboration in distributed organizations

Solem, Olav

Karlsen, Jan Terje

Mestring av omgivelsesusikkerhet. En empirisk studie av prosjekter

Elvenes, Bjørn Otto

Husemoen, Mette Suzanne

Bridging operation and design. The encounter between practical and discipline-based knowledge in offshore platform design.

Levin, Morten

Aase, Karina

Experience transfer in Norwegian Oil and Gas Industry. Approaches and organizational mechanisms

Hovden, Jan

 

1997

Name

Title

Supervisor

Lund, Morten Wattengård

The Value of Flexibility in Offshore Oil Field Development Projects

Matson, Einar

Marnburg, Einar

Etikk i næringslivet. En teoretisk og empirisk studie av individets, organisasjonens og utdanningens betydning for atferd i etiske konfliktsituasjoner

Ilstad, Steinar

Svendsen, von Hirsch, Kristin

Characterization of exposure to mineral oil mist and effects on the lungs and the skin of marine engineers

Bjørseth, Olav

Wulff, Ingrid Anette

Implementing ergonomics in large-scale engineering design. Communicating and negotiating requirements in an organizational context

Westgaard, Rolf

Sørensen, Terje

Erfaring som taus kunnskap - En metode for læring i organisasjoner etablert ved å se praksis

Elvenes, Bjørn Otto

 

1996

Name

Title

Supervisor

Fossen, Steinar

Fra ny teknologi til kommersielle anvendelser. Bedriftssamarbeid for utvikling og kommersialisering av nye produkter

Waagø, Sigmund

Janson, Jan-Frode

Fornyelse av kunderelasjoner - En studie i industriell markedsføring

Waagø, Sigmund

Olsen, Odd Einar

Small steps towards great changes Enterprise development in aid supported technology transfer projects

Levin, Morten

Sjøvold, Endre

Groups in harmony and tension: The development of an analysis of polarization in groups and organizations based on the SYMLOG Method

Ilstad, Steinar

Bullvåg, Erlend

Etablereren og etableringsprosessen

Waagø, Sigmund

Pedersen, Ann-Charlott

Utvikling av leverandørrelasjoner i industrielle nettverk En studie av koblinger mellom relasjoner

Waagø, Sigmund

Torvatn, Tim

Productivity in industrial networks. A case study of the purchasing function

Waagø, Sigmund

Arentz, Christian

Continuing education in Norway and New England, USA. Competency development opportunities emphasizing project management

Elvenes, Bjørn Otto

Christiansen, Marielle

Inventory and Time Constrained Ship Routing. A Mathematical Programming Approach

Nygreen, Bjørn

Bakke, Nils Arne

Modes of rationality and communication in production planning and control. A critical enquiry into the foundations of production planning and control in companies making complex, customiced, assembly-intensive products.

Levin, Morten

1995

Name

Title

Supervisor

Olsen, Dag H.

Development of a Decision Support System: A Decision Research Approach

Matson, Einar

Kvam, Gunn-Turid

Teknologioverføring fra et FoU-miljø til små og mellomstore bedrifter. Casestudier av ni teknologiassistanser

Waagø, Sigmund

Fossen, Øystein

Action research as reflective practice

Levin, Morten

Flagstad, Kristin Elisabeth

The functioning of the internal control reform Case studies in small and medium-sized enterprises

Hovden, Jan