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    • Modeling Equity, Satisfaction and Loyalty 

      Olsen, Line Lervik (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2002)
      The link between customer satisfaction and loyalty has had a tremendous impact on managerial decision-making and academic works over the years. Despite the lack of empirical research supporting this link, its existence ...
    • Narcissus and Leadership Potential: The measurement and implications of narcissism in leadership selection processes 

      Gimsø, Christian Enger (Series of Dissertations;4/2014, Doctoral thesis, 2014)
      Incorporating theoretical and empirical work from the literature on narcissism, it is postulated that narcissism poses a particular risk in leader selection settings. By appearing confident, charismatic, intelligent, and ...
    • Not just a Matter of Taste – Disgust in the Food Domain 

      Kubberød, Elin (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2005)
      Higher competition in the market arena is forcing marketers and product developers to monitor and adjust the impact of their product in the marketplace more rapidly. Furthermore, in rapidly changing markets it is not ...
    • On entrepreneurial teams and their formation in science-based industries 

      Misganaw, Bisrat Agegnehu (Series of Dissertation;10/2018, Doctoral thesis, 2018)
      This thesis focuses on entrepreneurial teams and is positioned in the literature that conceptualize entrepreneurship as a collective action. Writing this PhD thesis could also be explained in the same way. Although it ...
    • On Experiences as Economic Offerings 

      Poulsson, Susanne H.G. (Series of Dissertations;6/2014, Doctoral thesis, 2014)
    • On governance in collaborative communities 

      Kolbjørnsrud, Vegard (Series of Dissertations;12/2014, Doctoral thesis, 2014-10-24)
      This study explores how collaborative communities are governed. It investigates governance problems and mechanisms found in collaborative communities as well as the process of designing such mechanisms. It is an exploratory, ...
    • Opportunities for learning and knowledge creation in practice 

      Nilsen, Etty Ragnhild (Series of Dissertations 1/2010, Doctoral thesis, 2010)
      This study contributes to our understanding of opportunities for learning and knowledge creation at work. Through an interpretive case study the aim is to add insight to the theoretical debate on learning and knowledge ...
    • Organizational form, local market structure and corporate social performance in retail 

      Utgård, Jakob (Series of Dissertations;2/2015, Doctoral thesis, 2015-03-20)
      I study how organizational form and local market structure influence retail firms' corporate social performance (CSP). The theoretical model is based on agency theory, which in its origin focuses on the dyad between the ...
    • Organizing Local Democracy: The Norwegian Experience 

      Monkerud, Lars C. (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2007)
      The dissertation traces empirically certain prerequisites for effective local democratic politics as viewed in terms of the functioning of the local democratic chain of delegation and in terms of the functional organization ...
    • Ports as Actors in Industrial Networks 

      Hatteland, Carl Johan (Series of Dissertations;6/2010, Doctoral thesis, 2010)
      The purpose of this thesis is to consider how port authorities can be characterized as actors in industrial contexts. The thesis uses the Industrial Network Approach to avoid bringing in typical views of what a port is ...
    • Ports as Actors in Industrial Networks 

      Hatteland, Carl Johan (Series of Dissertations;6, Doctoral thesis, 2010)
      The purpose of this thesis is to consider how port authorities can be characterized as actors in industrial contexts. The thesis uses the Industrial Network Approach to avoid bringing in typical views of what a port is ...
    • Regulation and Corporate Board Composition 

      Staubo, Siv (Series of Dissertations;1/2014, Doctoral thesis, 2014)
      This thesis is in the field of corporate governance. The corporate governance structure involves laws, rules, and regulations on the distribution of rights and responsibilities among the different stakeholders in the firm. ...
    • The Relationship Between Intragroup Conflict, Group Size and Work Effectiveness 

      Hjertø, Kjell Brynjulf (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2006)
      The relationship between dimensions of intragroup conflict and work group effectiveness (group delivery and work group job satisfaction), and the moderating effects of group size on this relationship, was investigated. ...
    • Reorganizing healthcare services: Sensemaking and organizational innovation 

      Hungnes, Tonje (Series of Dissertation;11/2017, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
      The purpose of this thesis is to provide a rich account of organizational innovation processes in order to gain novel insights into such processes. The study is based on two longitudinal empirical case studies from a ...
    • The Role of Intermediaries in Evolving Distribution Contexts: A Study of Car Distribution 

      Jensen, Leif-Magnus (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2009)
      This study contributes to the understanding of the role of intermediaries in contemporary distribution systems. These systems are characterised by an increased variety stemming both from changes in customer demand patterns, ...
    • The Role of the Package as an Information Resource in the Supply Chain: A case study of distributing fresh foods to retailers in Norway 

      Engelseth, Per (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2007)
      The objective of this study is to investigate the role of the package as an information resource in a supply chain context. The package is a physical resource that is designed in accordance with principles of packaging ...
    • Shipshaped: Kongsberg industry and innovations in deepwater technology, 1975-2007 

      Bjørnstad, Stein (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2009)
      Shipshaped is a thesis on the emergence of an innovative offshore supplier industry. Multiple influences combined to the success of various techniques to extract oil and gas without fixed platforms; this thesis put particular ...
    • Some Consequences of Vulnerability in Consumers' Life 

      Stagno, Emanuela (Series of Dissertations;07/2021, Doctoral thesis, 2021)
      Under the label of consumer vulnerability, researchers have included a variety of studies that focus on consumers who face challenging situations in the marketplace because of consumers’ individual characteristics (e.g., ...
    • State Ownership and Corporate Governance: Empirical Evidence from Norway and Sweden 

      Ludvigsen, Stine (Series of Dissertations;3/2010, Doctoral thesis, 2010)
      Since the late 1990s, the corporate governance of state-owned companies (SOCs) has moved to the forefront of the political agenda in several Western European countries and elsewhere. Triggered by large corporate scandals, ...
    • Switching Relations: The rise and fall of the Norwegian telecom industry 

      Christensen, Sverre A. (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2006)
      The last ten years have been marked by the increasing use of information and communication technologies, and particularly by different forms of telecommunications. At the same time, the telecom industry has gone through ...