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Øystein Tønnessen

PhD Candidate

9I251 ( Universitetsveien 19, Kristiansand )

Øystein Tønnessen is an Industrial PhD Research Fellow in Management at the School of Business and Law, University of Agder (UiA), and an Advisor in Egde Consulting. His reseqrch interests include creativity, innovation, remote work, hybrid work, coworking spaces, digitalization and digital interaction. He holds a Master´s degree in Public Administration from UiA with a thesis on organisational culture and change management in NRK and DR. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor´s degree in Business Administration from UiA as well as a Cand.mag. degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music and University of Oslo. As an entrepreneur and project manager, he has been involved in companies within the conference and event sector as well as the coworking industry. 

Research interests

Creativity, employee creativity, creative performance, and innovation.
Remote work, work from home and hybrid work
Coworking spaces, and corporate coworking.
Organizational culture and creative climate.
Digitalization and digital interaction.
Knowledge sharing, social interaction and serendipity.

Work experience

Industrial PhD, Egde Consulting and UiA
Adviser, Egde Consulting
Project Manager, CoWorx
General Manager and Founder, Progress Conference & Event
Freelance pianist 

Academic interests

Creativity, employee creativity, creative performance, innovation, innovative processes, knowledge management, knowledge sharing, organization of work, new work practices, remote work, flexible work, working from home, coworking spaces, social interaction, networks, digitalization, management

Scientific publications

  • Tønnessen, Øystein (2022). Context: Remote work and creativity. Suggestions for managers and employees. Fostering Creativity in Digital Group Work: A Handbook for Individuals, Educators and Professionals. ISBN: 9783756513055. Jacobs University. Chapter 6. s 37 - 41.
  • Tønnessen, Øystein (2022). Employee Creativity in Coworking Spaces: Towards a Conceptual Framework. European Journal of Workplace Innovation. ISSN: 2387-4570. 7 (1). s 53 - 83. doi:10.46364/ejwi.v7i1.891.
  • Mahsa, Samsami; Tønnessen, Øystein; Flåten, Bjørn-Tore (2022). Entrepreneurial orientation confronting disruption: Embedded in networks of enterprises in Iran and Norway during the COVID-19 pandemic. European Journal of International Management. ISSN: 1751-6757. doi:10.1504/EJIM.2022.10048400.
  • Tønnessen, Øystein; Dhir, Amandeep; Flåten, Bjørn-Tore (2021). Digital knowledge sharing and creative performance: Work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. ISSN: 0040-1625. 170doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120866.
  • Tønnessen, Øystein (2022). Work from home and employee creativity: Exploring experiences of ICT professionals.
  • Tønnessen, Øystein; Flåten, Bjørn-Tore (2022). Ideas from mixed interaction: A case study of employee creativity in hybrid work settings..
  • Tønnessen, Øystein (2021). Er hjemmekontoret fremtiden?.
  • Tønnessen, Øystein (2021). Forsker om hjemmekontor: -Kreative prosesser blir vanskeligere.
  • Tønnessen, Øystein (2021). Fenomenet hjemmekontor.

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