Ivar Kolstad

Professor Ivar Kolstad

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Accounting, Auditing and Law
Business Ethics Political Economy Development Economics

Ivar Kolstad is a Professor of Business Ethics. His current research focuses on corporate social responsibility and the political economy of globalization and development. His work has been published in a diverse set of journals in the fields of international business, economics, ethics, political science and development studies. Kolstad has managed a number of major research projects, funded by the Research Council of Norway, the World Bank, DFID, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norad, the Government of Malaysia, Irish Aid, and more. He has substantial experience from research in developing countries in Africa and Asia, in particular Angola, Tanzania, and Bangladesh. He is currently an Associated Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, and was deputy chair-person of the National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (NESH) in the period 2018-2021. Kolstad got his PhD from the Norwegian School of Economics in 2003.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Wiig, Arne; Mahmud, Minhaj; Kolstad, Ivar; Lujala, Päivi; Bezu, Sosina Digging in? Migration preferences in communities affected by climate change — evidence from Bangladesh Regional Environmental Change Volume 23 (3) (0 pages); 2023
Kolstad, Ivar; Karim, Azreen; Lujala, Päivi; Wiig, Arne Expert adoption of composite indices: a randomized experiment on migrant resettlement decisions in Bangladesh Natural Hazards Volume 119; page 261 - 297; 2023
Kolstad, Ivar Legitimising autocracy: re-framing the analysis of corporate relations to undemocratic regimes Contemporary Politics (0 pages); 2023
Kolstad, Ivar; Bezu, Sosina; Lujala, Päivi; Mahmud, Minhaj; Wiig, Arne Does Changing the Narrative Improve Host Community Attitudes Toward Climate Migrants? Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh International Migration Review (0 pages); 2022
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