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.
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 several 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.
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
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