Stig Tenold

Professor Stig Tenold

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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
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
Ojala, Jari, Tenold, Stig Maritime trade and merchant shipping: The shipping/trade ratio since the 1870s International Journal of Maritime History Volume 29 (4), page 838 - 854, 2017
Murphy, Hugh, Tenold, Stig Appendix 1: The effects of the oil price shocks on shipbuilding in the 1970s. Shipbuilding and ship repair workers around the world., page 665 - 673, 2017
Tenold, Stig Gas Lion: The first Clyde-built gas carrier and a microcosm of Norwegian shipping Mariner´s mirror Volume 102 (1), page 49 - 66, 2016
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Norwegian and international economic history, maritime economics, maritime history, business history.