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Bjørn-Tore Flåten

Head of Department

Associate Professor

 
Office:
9I261 ( Universitetsveien 19, Kristiansand )

Bjørn-Tore Flåten is an Associate Professor at the University of Agder (UiA), Norway. He holds a PhD in International Management from UiA and a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from NHH Norwegian School of Economics. Prior to joining UiA he served as a unit manager in a major Norwegian non-profit organization where he held responsibilities for personnel and training and for managing international educational tours for groups of 150 people involving cross-cultural exchanges. He is also an experienced consultant with a record of managing projects involving organizational structure and design, change, re-structuring, and building of compensation and evaluation schemes in different industries.

His research interests revolve around strategic management of knowledge work and entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on knowledge sharing and Internet-enabled collaboration within and beyond the boundaries of the firm. Flåten has contributed with book chapters to research-focused edited books, as well as published in journals such as Information and Organization, Journal of e-Business, and the Norwegian Journal of Geography

Currently, Flåten is serving as the Head of Department of Management and as the Vice Dean for the School of Business and Law. Flåten is also heading the university’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, where he seeks to expand and promote an entrepreneurial mindset. Through the centers programs, students are trained on how to run their own business from the inception of an idea through its implementation.  Through the center, Flåten has also launched UiA Innovation, who’s objective is commercialization of research from faculty and students. Hence, a student incubator was launched at the university in 2017 and the Norwegian Research Council granted close to NOK 5 mill in support through the FORNY 2020 program for promoting innovation based on research through a partnership between UiA Innovation and  Innoventus Sør AS. 

Academic interests

Strategic management of knowledge work; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Knowledge sharing; Internet-enabled collaboration

Courses taught by Flåten:

Projects

  • Member of the university’s research group in Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • The Pop-up Campus: Business and Design Students Brought together to Solve Complex Collaborative Challenges
  • Entrepreneurship in virtual worlds

Scientific publications

  • Kidwell, Donna Kay; Flåten, Bjørn-Tore; Arntsen, Erik; Lindquister, Berit (2017). The Pop-up Campus: A Unique Learning Experience that Brings Business and Design Students Together to Solve Complex Collaborative Challenges. EDULEARN proceedings. ISSN: 2340-1117. s 4330 - 4333.
  • Flåten, Bjørn-Tore; Isaksen, Arne; Karlsen, James Tommy (2015). Competitive firms in thin regions in Norway: The importance of workplace learning. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. ISSN: 0029-1951. 69 (2). s 102 - 111. doi:10.1080/00291951.2015.1016875.
  • Shneor, Rotem; Flåten, Bjørn-Tore (2015). Opportunities for Entrepreneurial Development and Growth through Online Communities, Collaboration and Value Creating and Co-creating Activities. Entrepreneurial Challenges in the 21st Century: Creating Stakeholder Value Co-Creation. ISBN: 9781137479747. Palgrave Macmillan. 11. s 178 - 199.
  • Teigland, Robin; Di Gangi, Paul; Flåten, Bjørn-Tore; Giovacchini, Elia; Pastorino, Nicolas (2014). Balancing on a tightrope: Managing the boundaries of a firm-sponsored OSS community and its impact on innovation and absorptive capacity. Information and organization. ISSN: 1471-7727. 24 (1). s 25 - 47. doi:10.1016/j.infoandorg.2014.01.001.
  • Flåten, Bjørn-Tore (2013). Do Organizational Boundaries Still Matter?. Management for Progress. ISBN: 978-82-7099-734-3. Novus Forlag. 15. s 269 - 286.
  • Shneor, Rotem; Flåten, Bjørn-Tore (2012). Grunnprinsipper innen elektronisk forretningsdrift for entreprenørskap. Perspektiver på Entreprenørskap. ISBN: 978-82-7634-956-6. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. Kapittel 6. s 128 - 145.
  • Flåten, Bjørn-Tore; Hansen, Jens Ørding (2009). Virtual Worlds and Learning in Multinational Corporations. Skriftserien nr 149. Universitet i Agder. faglig_bok_forlag. s 61 - 71.
  • Flåten, Bjørn-Tore; Shneor, Rotem (2008). Strategic e-HR: Matching e-Business Value Drivers and HR Management Tasks. Evolution and Revolution in the Global Knowledge Economy: Enhancing Innovation and Competitiveness Worldwide. Global Business and Technology Association. faglig_kompendium. s 328 - 339.
  • Shneor, Rotem; Flåten, Bjørn-Tore (2008). The Internet-enabled internationalization process: A focus on stages and sequences. The E-Business Review. ISSN: 1550-7793. 8s 243 - 248.
  • Knudsen, Harald; Flåten, Bjørn-Tore (2015). Strategisk ledelse. ISBN: 9788202406981. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. s 540.
  • Flåten, Bjørn-Tore (2018). Kan entreprenørskap læres?.
  • Flåten, Bjørn-Tore (2018). Samskaping av kunnskap.
  • Damsgaard, Eirik; Flåten, Bjørn-Tore; Richardsen, Marte Stine (2018). Innovasjon og nyskaping ved universiteter.
  • Randøy, Trond; Flåten, Bjørn-Tore (2016). Kommer vi til å se noe helt nytt som ingen har tenkt på før?.
  • Flåten, Bjørn-Tore; Edland Linnebo, Odd-Jone (2016). UiA Nyskaping.
  • Flåten, Bjørn-Tore (2016). Kommersialisering av forskningsresultater - UiA Nyskaping.
  • Flåten, Bjørn-Tore (2016). Instituttlederen - "dritten i midten"?.
  • Flåten, Bjørn-Tore (2016). Studiepoeng for praksis.

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