Stig Tenold

Professor Stig Tenold

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Shipping, transport and logistics Development Economics Economic History Maritime history Business history


Stig Tenold is Professor of Economic History at the Department of Economics. He received his dr.oecon.-degree from the NHH in 2001, with a thesis that was subsequently published in abbreviated form as Tankers in Trouble: Norwegian Shipping and the Crisis of the 1970s and 1980s (St. John's, 2006).

Stig Tenold's main research has been within the field of contemporary maritime history, both from an economic history and from a business history angle. The research has resulted in three single-authored, two co-authored and two edited books, as well as more than twenty articles in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to these, he has published articles on East-Asian economic development, trade policy and popular music in scientific journals and anthologies. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the two leading maritime history journals – The International Journal of Maritime History and Mariner's Mirror – and one of three editors of the book series Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics.

At the moment, Stig Tenold is writing a book with the provisional title Twentieth century shipping: Norway's successful navigation of the world's most global industry, scheduled for publication by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018. He is also involved in a number of research projects with colleagues in Denmark, Finland, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

In 2011 Stig Tenold won the NHH Master's students' prize for outstanding performance as a lecturer, and he regularly gives courses in maritime history and economics at other universities in Europe and Asia.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Ojala, Jari; Tenold, Stig Maritime history: A health check International Journal of Maritime History Volume 29 (2); page 344 - 354; 2017
Tenold, Stig; Ojala, Jari Creating Global Markets: Seaborne Trade in Pulp and Paper Products Over the Last 400 Years Technological Transformation in the Global Pulp and Paper Industry; page 261 - 282; 2018
Tenold, Stig Norwegian Shipping in the 20th Century. Norway's Successful Navigation of the World's Most Global Industry. Palgrave Macmillan; 2018
Ojala, Jari; Tenold, Stig Compartiendo Mare Nostrum: un análisis de artículos en publicaciones académicas sobre la historia marítima del Mediterráneo Proceedings of the 4th Meditarranean Maritime History Network Conference : Barcelona, 7-9 May 2014; page 57 - 73; 2018
Tenold, Stig; Ojala, Jari How to sail a sinking ship. Adapting to the declining competitiveness of the European Shipping Industry. Industries and Global Competition. A History of Business Beyond Borders; page 215 - 234; 2018
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Norwegian and international economic history, maritime economics, maritime history, business history.