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    • Incremental product development : four essays on activities, resources, and actors 

      Olsen, Nina Veflen (Series of Dissertations;1/2006, Doctoral thesis, 2006)
      Most innovations are incremental, and incremental innovations play an important role for the firm. In spite of that, traditional NPD studies most often emphasize moderate to highly innovative product development projects. ...
    • The influence of stakeholder groups on organizational decision-making in public hospitals 

      Marstein, Egil (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2003)
      he thesis presents a contextual analysis that makes an exposition of the structural contingencies of the Norwegian welfare state. A descriptive/ empirical analysis of the public hospital’s decision-making processes provides ...
    • Innovating in Practice: A Practice-Theoretical Exploration of Discontinuous Service Innovations 

      Rai, Ranvir S. (Series of Dissertations;9/2016, Doctoral thesis, 2016-08-18)
      The purpose of this study is to contribute to the understanding of technology-based service innovations. The overarching research question has been: How can we understand service innovation from a practice-theoretical ...
    • Innovation in Public Services: Wicked Problems and Multi-layered Solutions 

      Røste, Rannveig (Series of Dissertation;6/2018, Doctoral thesis, 2018)
      During the last decade, innovation in public services has been addressed as a universal tool for improving existing public services and solving grand social challenges. The problem is that a range of promising concepts ...
    • Interacting Strategically within Dyadic Business Relationships: A case study from the Norwegian Electronics Industry 

      Awaleh, Fahad (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2008)
      The purpose of this thesis is to contribute to our understanding of how firms can act strategically vis-à-vis others when the objective is to enhance the way resources are economised on across firm boundaries. The ...
    • International business cycles and oil market dynamics 

      Thorsrud, Leif Anders (Series of Dissertations;9/2014, Doctoral thesis, 2014)
      This dissertation is about understanding business cycle fluctuations in an international perspective. What causes them, and how do they transmit across borders? In essence the motivation for the dissertation can be summarized ...
    • Intuition and its role in strategic thinking 

      Henden, Gisle (Series of Dissertations;4/2004, Doctoral thesis, 2004)
      Even though intuition is recognized as imperative in strategic thinking management literature is surprisingly silent on the issue. This inquiry thus provides an historical and hermeneutic review of philosophical, ...
    • Investors' performance and trading behavior on the Norwegian stock market 

      Che, Limei (Series of Dissertations;5/2011, Doctoral thesis, 2011)
      This dissertation examines investors’ performance and trading behavior on the Norwegian stock market, using a unique and extensive data set of monthly holdings of all the investors. The first paper studies how Norwegian ...
    • Learning Across Firm Boundaries: The Role of Organisational Routines 

      Bygballe, Lena E. (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2006)
      The main purpose of the study is to contribute to the understanding of learning across firm boundaries. Such learning has often been associated with so-called knowledge-intensive firms engaged in learning alliances in order ...
    • Managing Adaptive Learning from the Middle 

      Paulsen, Jan Merok (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2008)
      The main purpose of this study is to contribute to the understanding of how school organizations adapt their core technology to demands imposed from their external environments. Built on open system theories, schools are ...
    • Managing Adaptive Learning from the Middle 

      Paulsen, Jan Merok (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2008)
      The main purpose of this study is to contribute to the understanding of how school organizations adapt their core technology to demands imposed from their external environments. Built on open system theories, schools are ...
    • Managing Organizational Change during Institutional Upheaval: Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Higher Education in Transition 

      Tiplic, Dijana (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2008)
      This study focuses on organizational change in non-stabile environments. Non-stabile environments are characterized by dramatic change at societal, economic and political levels caused by, for example, changes in political ...
    • Mellom profesjon og reform: Om fremveksten og implementeringen av enhetlig ledelse i norsk sykehusvesen 

      Johansen, Monica Skjøld (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2009)
      Avhandlingen består foruten en introduksjonsdel av tre artikler. Den første artikkelen (Fra fagstyre til enhetlig ledelse) er en historisk studie av utviklingen fra enhetlig legeledelse, som var den dominerende ledelsesmodellen ...
    • 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 ...