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  • Innovation management
    • Innovation processes
    • Innovation measurement
    • Idea management
    • Innovation capabilities
    • Innovation collaboration (open innovation)
    • Business model innovation
    • Product and service innovation
    • Innovation in start-ups
  • Entrepreneurship
    • Entrepreneurial intentions
    • Entrepreneurship in emerging markets
    • Intrapreneurship
    • National culture and entrepreneurship
    • Sex and Gender aspects of entrepreneurship
    • Born Global internationalization
    • E-Entrepreneurship 
  • Crowdfunding
    • Motives and factors influencing crowdfunding contributions
    • Crowdfunding adoption by entrepreneurs and their supporters
    • Crowdfunding campaign success factors

Selected recent publications

  • Journal articles:
    • «Was Innovation Unwanted in Byzantium?», in Ingela Nilsson & Paul Stephenson (eds.), Byzantium Wanted: The Desire for a Lost Empire, Uppsala 2014 [Studia Byzantina Upsaliensia 15], pp. 43–56.   
    • Beisland, L. A., Mersland, R., & Zamore, S., (forthcoming), “Field Report: Motivations for business start-up: are there any differences between disabled and non-disabled microfinance clients?”, Journal of International Development.
    • Labie, M., Méon, P-G., Mersland, R. & Szafarz, A., (forthcoming), “Discrimination in Microfinance: The Role of Credit Officers”. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.
    • Aas, T.H., Breunig, K.J., Hydle, K.M. and Pedersen, P.E. (2015), ‘Innovation Management Practices in Production-Intensive Service Firms’, International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 19 No. 5.
    • Becker, S., Wald, A., Gessner, C. and Gleich, R. (2015) ‘The role of perceived attributes for the diffusion of innovations in cost accounting: The case of Activity-Based Costing’. Comptabilité - Contrôle - Audit, 21 (1), 105-137.
    • Randøy, T., Strøm, R. Ø., and Mersland, R., (2015), “The Impact of Entrepreneur-CEOs in Microfinance Institutions: A Global Survey”. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Vol. 39(4), pp. 927-953.
    • Rubin, T. H., Aas, T. H. and Stead, A. (2015), ‘Knowledge flow in Technological Business Incubators: Evidence from Australia and Israel’, Technovation, Vol. 41, 11-24.
    • Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R., (2014), “Income Characteristics and the Use of Microfinance Services: Evidence from Economically Active Disabled Persons”, Disability and Society. Vol. 29(3), pp. 417-430.
    • Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R., (2014), “Staff characteristics and the exclusion of persons with disabilities: evidence from the microfinance industry in Uganda”.  Disability and Society. Vol. 29(7), pp. 1061-1075.
    • Hartarska, V., Mersland, R. & Nadolnyak, D., (2014), “Are Women Better Bankers to the Poor? Evidence from Rural Microfinance Institutions”. American Journal of Agricultural Economics . Vol. 96(5), pp. 1291-1306.
    • Hydle, K.M., Aas, T.H. and Breunig, K.J. (2014), ‘Characteristics of intrapreneurs in scale-intensive service firms’, Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 89-118.
    • Shneor, R., Camgoz, Selin M., and Karpinar, Pinar B. (2013), "The interaction between culture and sex in the formation of entrepreneurial intentions", Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Vol. 25, Num. 09-10, pp. 781-803 (ISSN 0898-5626)
    • Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R. (2012), “Barriers to microfinance for disabled persons: Evidence from economically active persons in Uganda “, Enterprise Development & Microfinance. Vol. 23(1), pp. 11-24.
    • Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R., (2012), ”The use of microfinance services among economically active disabled people – evidence from Uganda”, Journal of International Development. Vol. 24 (S), pp. 69-83.
    • Galema, R., Lensink, R. & Mersland, R., (2012),“Do Powerful CEOs have an impact on Microfinance Performance?” Journal of Management Studies. Vol. 49(4), pp. 718-742.
    • D'Espallier, B., Guerin, I. & Mersland, R. (2011), “Women and repayment in microfinance”, World Development. Vol. 39(5), pp. 758-772.
    • Bwire, N. F., Mukasa, G. & Mersland, R. (2009), “Access to Mainstream Microfinance Services for Persons with Disabilities - Lessons Learned from Uganda”, Disability Studies Quarterly. Vol. 29(1).
    • Mersland, R. (2007), “Innovations in Savings and Credit Groups – Evidence from Kenya”, Small Enterprise Development: An International Journal, Vol. 18(1), pp. 50-56.
  • Book chapters:
    • Shneor R., and Flåten, B-T. (2016/Forthcoming), “Opportunities for Entrepreneurial Development and Growth through Online Communities, Collaboration and Co-Creation”, in Kaufmann, H. R. and Shams, R., Value co-creation: Entrepreneurial challenges in the 21st century, Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Shneor, R. and Efrat, K. (2015/Forthcoming), “The influence of market intelligence and marketing mix adaptation efforts on the performance of Israeli born globals”, In Kirpalani, V. H. M. and Ghauri, P. (eds.), Handbook of Research on International Entrepreneurial strategy: Improving SME Performance Globally, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
    • Aas, T.H. and Pedersen, P.E. (2015), ‘The feasibility of open service innovation’, accepted for publication in: Mention, A-L and Torkkeli, M. (Eds.), Open Innovation: A Multifaceted Perspective, London: World Scientific Publishing.
    • Breunig, K.J., Aas, T.H. and Hydle, K.M. (2015), ‘Open innovation or innovation in the open?’, accepted for publication in: Mention, A-L and Torkkeli, M. (Eds.), Open Innovation: A Multifaceted Perspective, London: World Scientific Publishing.
    • Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R., (2014), “A literature review and policy guidelines on microfinance and disability”, In Heymann, J., M.A. Stein and G. Moreno (Eds.), Disability and Equity at Work, Oxford University Press.
    • Shneor, R. and Jenssen, Jan Inge (2014), “Gender and Entrepreneurial Intentions”, in Kelley, L. (ed.), Women Entrepreneurship: New Management and Leadership Models, Santa Barbara, CA.: Praeger Publishing, Vol. 1, pp.15-67 (ISBN 978-1-4408-0077-1).
    • Shneor, R. (2012), “Born Global Firms, Internet and New Forms of Internationalization”, In Gabrielsson, M. and Kirpalani, V. H. M. (eds.), Handbook of Research on Born Globals, Chap. 10, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 161-184 (ISBN 978-1-84844-953-4).
    • Shneor, R. and Flåten, B.T. (2012), “Grunnprinsiper innen elektronisk forrentningsdrift for entreprenørskap” (Fundamentals of e-Business for Entrepreneurs), in Jenssen, J.I., Kolvereid, L., Erikson, T. (eds), Perspektiver på Entreprenørskap, 2ed, Kristiansand: Cappelen Damm/Høyskoleforlaget, pp. 128-145 (ISBN 978-82-7634-956-6).
  • Conference papers:
    • Kranich, P. and Wald, A. (2015) ‘The Role of Model Consistency in Business Model Innovation’. Presented at the XXVI ISPIM Innovation Conference, Budapest, June 14-17, 2015.
    • Hjemdahl, K.M. and Aas, T.H. (2015), ‘Cluster dynamics and innovation practices in Norwegian tourism’, Paper presented at The 24th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality, Reykjavik, Iceland, October 1-3.
    • Aas, T.H., Hjemdahl, K.M. and Kjær, S.H. (2015), ‘Innovation Practices in Performing Arts and Culture Organizations’, Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Tourism (ICOT), London, the UK, June 24-27.
    • Kjær, S.H., Aas, T.H. and Hjemdahl, K.M. (2015), ‘Place brand management as the process of realizing a profitable destination’, Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Tourism (ICOT), London, the UK, June 24-27.
    • Hjemdahl, K.M., Aas, T.H. and Kjær, S.H. (2015), ‘Increasing the Innovativeness of Tourism Firms: The Role of Academic Research’, Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Tourism (ICOT), London, the UK, June 24-27.
    • Kranich, P. and Wald, A. (2015) ‘The Role of Model Consistency in Business Model Innovation’. Presented at the XXVI ISPIM Innovation Conference, Budapest, June 14-17, 2015.
    • Hjemdahl, K.M. and Aas, T.H. (2015), ‘Cluster dynamics and innovation practices in Norwegian tourism’, Paper presented at The 24th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality, Reykjavik, Iceland, October 1-3.
    • Aas, T.H., Hjemdahl, K.M. and Kjær, S.H. (2015), ‘Innovation Practices in Performing Arts and Culture Organizations’, Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Tourism (ICOT), London, the UK, June 24-27.
    • Kjær, S.H., Aas, T.H. and Hjemdahl, K.M. (2015), ‘Place brand management as the process of realizing a profitable destination’, Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Tourism (ICOT), London, the UK, June 24-27.
    • Hjemdahl, K.M., Aas, T.H. and Kjær, S.H. (2015), ‘Increasing the Innovativeness of Tourism Firms: The Role of Academic Research’, Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Tourism (ICOT), London, the UK, June 24-27.
    • Aas, T.H. and Hjemdahl, K.M. (2015). Service innovation practices in tourism: The case of hotel chains. Paper presented at the XXVI ISPIM Innovation conference, Budapest, Hungary, 14-17 June.
    • Aas, T.H. and Jørgensen, G. (2015), ‘Designing business models for new culture based experiential services: Lessons from Norway’, paper presented at the 5th NORSA conference, Grimstad, Norway, 15 to 16 January.
    • Aas, T.H., Jentoft, N. and Vasstrøm, M. (2014), ‘Idea management practices in the public health sector: An empirical exploration in Norwegian municipalities’, paper presented at the 9th Regional Innovation Policies Conference, Stavanger, 16 to 17 October.

Projects and programs

  • The Nordic Crowdfunding Alliance funded by Nordic Innovation

Research partners

  • Agderforskning AS

Members in the group

Associate members

PhD-candidates:

Asbjørn Egir
Boyke Rudy Purnomo
Kristina M W Pedersen
Pontus Engstrøm
Risa Virgosita
Stine Øyna
Tore Frimanslund

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