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.

Research projects


In the end of 2018, we started a new research project: Digital entrepreneurs: Exploring the sharing economy from a Nordic perspective (participants: Birgit Leick, Bjørnar Karlsen Kivedal, Imtiaz Badshah and Mehtap Aldogan Eklund).


In 2019-2020, we will explore the sharing economy in Nordic countries with a focus on local economies in a team composed of Birgit Leick, Bjørnar Karlsen Kivedal and Mehtap Aldogan Eklund.


Book chapter

In 2019, we have written a book chapter

Leick, B.; Eklund, M.A.; Kivedal, B.K., Digital Entrepreneurs in the Sharing Economy: A Case Study on Airbnb and Regional Economic Development in Norway.

that will be published in early 2020 in the book by

Vinogradov, E.; Strømmen-Bahktiar, A. (eds.). The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Businesses and Society: From Gig Economy to Financial Services. Routledge. Forthcoming in early 2020.