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Liv Bente Hannevik Friestad

Head of Department

Head of department/associate professor

 
Office:
9I274 ( Universitetsveien 19, Kristiansand )

Liv Bente H. Friestad is an Associated Professor and Head of the Department of Economics and Finance at the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder, and she is study programme manager for the MSc programme in Business Administration. She has a Dr. Oecon in Management Control from the Norwegian School of Economics.

Lately, Friestad has researched the design and use of management control systems in elementary education, and the relationship between the design and use of management control systems and students' academic results. In a national research project, Learning Regions, Friestad led a subproject that studied reasons for why students’ performances differ. 

Friestad’s research has resulted in articles in Journal of Management Controland, Public Money and Management, as well as a textbook chapter.

At her previous employer, Agder Research, Friestad specialized on the design and use of comparative control data. She has also conducted a series of school structure analyses and assisted municipalities in Southern Norway with adjusting their school structures.

Friestad has taught several economics and management accounting/control courses  at the University of Agder, both in ordinary programmes and in continuing education programmes. She has also contributed to the continuing education programmet for school principals at the Norwegian School of Economics. Friestad is member of the board of Trainee South and the board for the Teacher Education at the University of Agder.

Academic interests

Academic interests:

  • Management control systems, particularly in public administration adn organisations.
  • School structure

Courses:

  • Management accounting/control
  • Budgeting and management control i public sector organisations

Projects

Project:

Do design and use of management control systems affect student performance. Delprosjekt i prosjektet Lærende regioner (https://www.hisf.no/nn/l%C3%A6rande-regionar), 2012-2014

Research groups

Real Estate: Economics and Law: http://www.uia.no/forskning/handelshoeyskolen/real-estate-economics-law

Scientific publications

  • Friestad, Liv Bente Hannevik (2016). Management control systems and student performance in Norwegian primary education: an exploratory case study. Journal of Management Control. ISSN: 2191-4761. 27 (4). s 323 - 350. doi:10.1007/s00187-016-0233-6.
  • Friestad, Liv Bente Hannevik (2016). School output control and student performance in Norwegian primary schools — an exploratory study. Public Money & Management. ISSN: 0954-0962. 36 (2). s 137 - 144. doi:10.1080/09540962.2016.1118938.
  • Friestad, Liv Bente Hannevik (2015). Målstyring i grunnskolen - gjør det noen forskjell?. Skolens kvalitet skapes lokalt: Presentasjon av funn fra forskningsprosjektet "Lærende regioner". ISBN: 978-82-450-1861-5. Fagbokforlaget. Kapittel 7. s 161 - 176.
  • Friestad, Liv Bente Hannevik (2016). Schools organisation, school building design and student performance.
  • Friestad, Liv Bente Hannevik (2015). Styringssystemer og elevprestasjoner.
  • Friestad, Liv Bente Hannevik (2015). Påvirker ulike styringssystem elevenes skoleprestasjoner?.
  • Friestad, Liv Bente Hannevik (2015). Påvirker ulike styringssystem elevenes skoleprestasjoner?.
  • Friestad, Liv Bente Hannevik (2014). School output control and student performance - an exploratory study.
  • Friestad, Liv Bente Hannevik (2014). Styrings-og kontrollsystemer. Hvilke styringssystemer har skolene, hvordan brukes de, og er det en sammenheng mellom dette og elevenes resultater?.

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