What we do: we work on research projects, we go to conferences and present, we invite researchers, we organise guest lectures and student excursions.

Invited guests researchers and lecturers

  • In March 2018, Evgueni Vinogradov (Nordlandsforskning Bodø) visited us and presented his research institute.
  • In May 2018, Torsten Thieme (Price Waterhouse Coopers Kazakhstan) gave a guest lecture on blockchain technologies.

Digital entrepreneurship in the Nordic sharing economy

Since 2018, Mehtap Aldogan Eklund, Bjørnar Karlsen Kivedal and Birgit Leick have been working on the research project Digital entrepreneurs: Exploring the sharing economy from a Nordic perspective. In the project, we will explore the sharing economy in Nordic countries with a focus on local economies.

Call for papers EURAM 2020 Annual Conference, SIG Entrepreneurship (T03_16)


Related publications

  • Leick, B.; Eklund, M.A.; Kivedal, B.K. (2020), Digital Entrepreneurs in the Sharing Economy: A Case Study on Airbnb and Regional Economic Development in Norway. in: Strømmen, Bakhtiar, A. & Vinogradov, E. (eds.). The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Business and Society. Digital Transformation and the Rise of Platform Businesses. First edition, forthcoming.
  • Vinogradov, E.; Kivedal, B.K.; Leick, B. (2020), An agent-based modelling approach to housing market regulations and Airbnb-induced tourism. Accepted in Tourism Management.


  • Leick, B. Digital entrepreneurship. Handbook entry for the book, Uzinidis, D.; Boutellier, S.; Burger-Helmchen, T. et al. (eds.). Handbook on Innovation Economics, Engineering and Management. Wiley ISTE, Forthcoming in 2021.
  • Kivedal, B.K.; Leick, B.; Eklund, M.A. Can Airbnb entrepreneurs drive economic development in secondary tourist destinations? Conference paper in preparation.
  • Vinogradov, E.; Leick, B.; Assadi, D. (editors). Digital entrepreneurship and the sharing economy. Book proposal in preparation.

Scandinavian Management and Emerging Economies

Between 2019 and 2021, Lana Berglund and Irina Roddvik will work together with colleagues from the research group China-Norway Research Network on a EURASIA-funded project Scandinavian Management and Emerging Economies: A Learning Exchange (SMALE).