Siviløkonom (MSc) at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), 1974,

HAE 1976 (an ABD in Economics), also at NHH                                                                                                        

Key topical areas of interest

Shipping economics, market simulation modelling, short sea shipping, models of international trade, international business strategy, expert systems for shipping, including fuzzy logic and neural networks, scenario generation, change management

Positions and experience

Board member of Tärntank, Skagen, 2009-2011

Principal Advisor to MARINTEK, Strategy and Logistics, 2007-

Associate Professor, Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School , 2001-2004

Associate  Professor, Institute of Economics,  Agder University College, School of Management, Kristiansand, 2001-2004

Visiting Professor, Shanghai Maritime University, 2001-

Associate Professor, Centre for International Economics and Shipping, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, 1980-2001

Research Director, SNF - Centre for Research in Economics and Business Administration, 1991-92

Managing Director, CIB - Center for International Business, NHH 1989-90

Ass. Professor at the Institute for Shipping Research, NHH, 1980-88

Research fellow and -assistant at the Dept. of Economics and at the Center for Applied Research at NHH, 1975-80

Research coordination

Programme co-ordinator for two large scale research programs at NHH:

     World Market Prospects (1 mill. €), 1984-86 and

     "Satsing i Shipping" (2,5 mill. €), 1989-91

International co-ordinator for the International Northern Sea Route Program (INSROP), part III: Trade and Commercial Shipping Aspects, 1993-94

Initiator and project co-ordinator for the recruitment program Satsing i Shipping (Strategy for Improved Shipping Analysis) - a post graduate shipping program, combining theoretical studies with practical work in shipping companies, 1985-97, with a total of 42 candidates


Teaching and supervision in the Euromed Management - Maritime MBA, Marseilles, 2008-

Initiator and Course Director, SAI Academy, Gothenburg, 2008-

Initiator and Study Leader, MBA in Shipping and Logistics, Copenhagen Business School, 2001-

Initiator and Program Director for the Master of Management (Shipping Management) program (a two year part time Master in shipping management for persons working in the shipping industry), 1992-95

Teaching experiences include courses at the Master of International Business program at NHH (Shipping Economics, International Trade and International Competition), at the MSc in Business Program at Warsaw Technical University, Poland (International Economics) and at other programs at NHH (graduate and post-graduate courses), Agder University College, School of Management, Copenhagen Business School 1975-2004

International contacts and networks

Member of the Council for the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME)

Editor of the IAME Newsletter

Member of a research group of Nordic academics, studying the transition process of the Baltic states

Member of the International Organizing Committee of the European Research Roundtables for Shortsea Shipping (1992, 94 and 96)

Board member of SAI, Institute of Shipping Analysis, Gothenburg