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Crises can lead to new opportunities

New project has analyzed the innovation activities of a group of suppliers to the upstream oil and gas industry on the Norwegian continental shelf during the 2014 industry downturn.

Companies win when they understand the future

OPINION: Industry benefits from taking a long-term macroperspective, but research in this field is under-prioritised and often forgotten.

Researcher: Monopolies are good

OPINION: Without monopolies consumers miss out on the best technology at a good price. The task is to prevent that monopoly from abusing its power.

How business can meet the challenge of climate change

Companies that look ahead and turn detailed risk assessments of climate change into innovation will be much better equipped to meet the new world that awaits us.

Good or bad innovation ideas?

The traditional way of running a project with a beginning and an end will soon be history. The scientists have a smarter solution.

Power and politics needed to revise newly acquired subsidiaries

One key to success in knowledge transfer when a multinational corporation takes over a subsidiary is finding the right balance between give and take.

Social media savvy for the service industries

How can “boring” products generate customer engagement on social media?

Why some companies are becoming environmental activists

OPINION: After decades of activists campaigning against companies’ poor environmental records, are companies suddenly becoming environmental activists themselves?

Norwegian managers are not popular in Thailand

Norwegian companies with branches in Thailand might do well to hire Swedes or Danes as middle managers. Norwegians in Thailand are seen as strict and critical.

Chinese boycott of Norwegian salmon industry unsuccessful

China's boycott of Norwegian salmon has affected Chinese consumers more than Norwegian salmon exporters. Importers are finding workarounds, with the Chinese receiving poorer quality and more expensive Norwegian salmon.