Innovation and Entrepreneurship



Innovation and Entrepreneurship

For more information on the specialisation in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, please see the website.

For information about the NORSI Research School, please see the website.

PhD Programme Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Course CodeCourse NameECTSAutumn
Spring 2017



Spring 2018ECTS awarding institution
Common Courses 24 ECTS  
DRE 1012Research Design and Methodological Choices12X BI
DRE 1010Qualitative Methods: Data and Analysis6X XBI
DRE 1011Quantitative Research Methods: Multivariate Statistics6X  XBI
Specialisation Courses 30 ECTS :
Common (Required) Specialisation Courses
DRE 7010The Innovative Firm7,5 X  BI
 Geography of innovation: Innovation Systems and Cluster7,5  X


Innovation Research – from origin to current frontier7,5X  NTNU
Elective Specialisation Courses
Foundation and Perspectives in Entrepreneurship Research7,5X  UiN
DRE 5016Innovation in Projects and Networks7,5X BI
 Public- Private Partnership in Research and Innovation7,5  X UiO
Management, Strategy and Innovation7,5X NTNU
Economics of Innovation8 XUiO
 Business Model Innovation and Design Thinking7,5   XNTNU, NHH
 Innovation and Sustainability Transition7,5   XUiT
               Elective Course 6 ECTS

Please note that this overview may be subject to change.

About the specialization courses: The specialization courses for the BI's PhD Programme Innovation and Entrepreneurship are offered by NORSI - Norwegian Research School in Innovation (
The NORSI courses for 2016 - spring 2018 are now confirmed. 

For Spring 2017 PhD students at BI has two common/required specialization courses:
a) Geography of innovation: Innovation Systems and  Clusters,  and
b) The Innovative Firm.  
These courses have also been offered previously as part of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship portefolio.

About NORSI – Norwegian Research School in Innovation: NORSI work to enhance the innovation research education and strengthen connections in the innovation research community.

Programme: The NORSI programme commenced fall 2012. Doctoral students enroll to take courses as an integral part of their doctoral studies either from the beginning of their studies or later in their doctoral research. NORSI is a flexible and complimentary doctoral programme developed to fit students' individual research progress and course requirements at their "home" institutions.

Students: NORSI has 95 highly qualified and motivated enrolled students who have applied to become members of NORSI to take world-class courses within innovation and acquire research skills.

Network: NORSI is a networked based research school that consist of ten partner institutions: BI, CIRCLE, Lund Uni., HIL, NHH, Nord University, NTNU, UiA, UiO, UiS, and UiT.  NORSI is available to PhD students accepted to an innovation-oriented PhD programme at any of the NORSI institutions and other Norwegian PhD granting institutions.

Course Faculty: The teaching faculty are all leading scholars and professors within the innovation field both nationally and internationally. They contribute internationally to innovation studies by publishing in and serving on the editorial boards of leading research journals and are employed at leading academic institutions within innovation.

Course Faculty includes (among others): Mats Alvesson, Lund University (CIRCLE); Martin Andersson, Lund University (CIRCLE); Gry Agnete Alsos, Nord Uni.; Bjørn T. Asheim, University of Stavanger; Heidi Aslesen, BI Norwegian Business School; Pierre-Alexandre Balland, University of Utrecht; Ron Boschma, University of Utrecht; Sara Carter, Strathclyde University, Scotland; Fulvio Castellacci, University of Oslo – TIC; Tommy Høyvarde Clausen, Nord Uni.; Lars Coenen, Lund University (CIRCLE); Åsa Lindholm Dahlstrand, Lund University (CIRCLE); Andrew Davies, University College London; Charles Edquist, Lund University (CIRCLE); Olof Ejermo, Lund University (CIRCLE); Jan Fagerberg, University of Oslo -TIC; Rune Dahl Fitjar,University of Stavanger; Lene Foss,University of the Arctic – UiT; Nicolai J.Foss, Bacconi Uni.; Christoph Grimpe,Copenhagen Business School; Magnus Gulbrandsen, University of Oslo – TIC; Sverre Herstad, Lillehammer University College; Håkan Håkansson, BI Norwegian Business School; Arne Isaksen, University of Agder; Espen John Isaksen, Nord Uni.,Trine Kvidal,University of Tromsø; Hans Landstrøm, Lund University (CIRCLE); Keld Laursen, Copenhagen Business School; William Lazonick,University of Massachusetts; Ed Lorenz,University of Nice -Sophia Antipolis; Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Aalborg University;Ben Martin, University of Sussex, UK; Jerker Moodysson, Lund University (CIRCLE); Andrea Morrison,University of Utrecht; David Mowery,Haas School of Business, University of California – Berkely;Rajneesh Narula, University of Reading; Walter W. Powell, Stanford University; Andres Rodriguez-Pose,London School of Economics; Martin Rønningen, Lillehammer University College; Torben Schubert,Lund University (CIRCLE); Keith Smith, Imperial College Business School,UK; Knut Sogner,BI Norwegian Business School; Olav Spilling, NIFU; Jonas Söderlund, BI Norwegian Business School; Roger Sørheim, NTNU; Bart Verspagen,UNU-MERIT; Paul Westhead,Durham University,UK; and Johan Wiklund, Syracuse University.

Organization: NORSI is hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and administered by BI Norwegian Business School. The Research Council of Norway, through their Programme for Regional R&D and Innovation (VRI) funds NORSI.

Last Modified: 20/10/2016 09:26