Helge Thorbjørnsen


Helge Thorbjørnsen is Professor of Marketing at NHH. He is currently also Vice Rector for Research and Dean of the Doctoral Programme.

Thorbjørnsen holds a Master of Science degree from NHH and received his dr.oecon in marketing from NHH in 2003. He also holds a cand.mag degree in social sciences from the University of Bergen.

Thorbjørnsen is a research director at the Center for Applied Research at NHH (SNF) and a researcher at the Center for Service Innovation (CSI).

Helge Thorbjørnsen has been involved in several business start-ups and is co-founder and chairman of the board of the TV-experience company Sixty, and the consultancy firm Brand Cognition.

He also serves as member of the board of several corporations and organizations.  

Helge Thorbjørnsen’s research focuses on consumer psychology, marketing research, service innovation, decision-making and brand management. 

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Thorbjørnsen, Helge, Dahlèn, Micael, Lee, Yih H The Effect of New Product Preannouncements on the Evaluation of Other Brand Products The Journal of product innovation management Volume 33 (3), page 342 - 355, 2015
Thorbjørnsen, Helge, Ketelaar, Paul, Van'T Riet, Jonathan, Dahlèn, Micael How do teaser advertisements boost word of mouth about new products? For consumers, the future is more exciting than the present Journal of Advertising Research Volume 55 (1), page 73 - 78, 2015
Skard, Siv E. Rosendahl, Thorbjørnsen, Helge Is Publicity Always Better than Advertising? The Role of Brand Reputation in Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility Journal of Business Ethics Volume 124 (1), page 1 - 12, 2013
Dahlen, Micael, Thorbjørnsen, Helge, Sjödin, Henrik A TASTE OF "NEXTOPIA": Exploring Consumer Response to Advertising for Future Products Journal of Advertising Volume 40 (4), page 33 - 44, 2011
Thorbjørnsen, Helge, Dahlen, Micael Customer reactions to acquirer-dominant mergers and acquisitions International Journal of Research in Marketing Volume 28 (4), page 332 - 341, 2011
Breivik, Einar, Thorbjørnsen, Helge Consumer brand relationships: an investigation of two alternative models Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science Volume 36 (4), page 443 - 472, 2008
Skard, Siv E. Rosendahl, Nysveen, Herbjørn, Thorbjørnsen, Helge Influences of Perceived E-Service Risks: The Moderating Role of Perceived Benefits e-Service Journal Volume 10 (1), page 1 - 23, 2016
Ketelaar, Paul, Van'T Riet, Jonathan, Thorbjørnsen, Helge, Buijzen, Moniek Positive uncertainty: the benefit of the doubt in advertising International Journal of Advertising, page 1 - 14, 2016
Ketelaar, Paul, Konig, Ruben, Smit, Edith G., Thorbjørnsen, Helge In ads we trust. Religiousness as a predictor of advertising trustworthiness and avoidance Journal of Consumer Marketing Volume 32 (3), page 190 - 198, 2015
Suphellen, Magne, Thorbjørnsen, Helge, Kleppe, Ingeborg Astrid Markedsinformasjon Markedsføring : verdibasert forventningsledelse, page 283 - 302, 2014
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