International trade and marketing issues.
Research related to the Arctic Areas in general and the role and significance of the relationship to Russia in particular. The main topics that he has been working with for the past 30 years relates to the tension between Economic Behaviour, Bilateral and Multilateral Governance and Politics in exploitation of natural resources.


Academic Background

  • Professor in International Marketing 2013
  • Dsc Marketing University of Tromsø 2002
  • Msc Marketing, University of Stirling 1994
  • Msc Fisheries Sciences, University of Tromsø 1988

Professional Experience

  • Professor University of Nordland, Bodø Graduate School of Business (since 2013)
  • Head of department for Marketing, Strategy and Management, Bodø Business School, University of Nordland (since 2013)
  • Research director, Nofima (2008–2013)
  • Fisheries counsellor, Royal Norwegian embassy, Moscow (20062008)
  • Senior researcher, Norwegian Institute for Fisheries and Aq. Research (1997–2005)
  • Assistant professor, marketing Norwegian Fisheries College, Tromsø (199309/1997)
  • Researcher, NORUT Social Science, Tromsø (19881993)