Eirik Sjåholm Knudsen


Eirik Sjåholm Knudsen is Professor in Strategy at the Department of Strategy and Management / DIG / STOP, and Academic Director of the EMBA specialisations in Strategic Management and in Technology and Innovation of Finance at NHH.

Knudsen’s research circles around understanding why some firms perform better than others, and how managers can transform this knowledge into better decisions. Within this broad scope, he works with a range of more specific questions related to strategy, innovation, external shocks, human capital, technology, entrepreneurship, and platforms and networks.

His work has appeared in journals such as Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Business Research, Tourism Management, and more. He has also co-authored “Strategiboken”, a textbook on strategy.


Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Knudsen, Eirik Sjåholm; Hage, Fredrik Prøsch; Vethe, Martha Benan The more, the merrier: Performance effects of cash over the business cycle Scandinavian Journal of Management Volume 39 (1) (11 pages); 2023
Knudsen, Eirik Sjåholm; Lien, Lasse B. The half-life of knowledge and strategic human capital Human Resource Management Review Volume 33 (4); page 1 - 15; 2023
Knudsen, Eirik Sjåholm; Belik, Ivan The Achilles heel of interconnected user networks: Network firms and the vulnerability of rapid decline Technological Forecasting and Social Change Volume 195; 2023
Belik, Ivan; Knudsen, Eirik Sjåholm Link on, Link off: Data-driven management of organizational networks for ambidexterity Journal of Business Research Volume 157; 2023
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