Vidar Schei

Professor Vidar Schei

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Strategy and Management
Organisation and Management Cooperation and Cooperation Processes Team and Team Management Negotiation and Conflict Management


Vidar Schei is a professor in organizational behavior at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He holds a Master of Science degree from NHH and received his dr.oecon from the Department of Strategy and Management at NHH in 1999.

Vidar Schei’s professional motivation is to help people cooperate effectively. His main interests are in social decision making, including topics such as team and cooperation processes, negotiation and conflict management, and creativity and culture. 

Schei’s work has appeared in a number of journals, including Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Applied Psychology, and Science.

He has received several awards for his research and teaching. Schei is part of the FOCUS (Future-Oriented Corporate Solutions)-program and the CORE (Cooporation Research)-group at NHH.

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Selected publications

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Dorison, Charles A; Klevjer, Kristoffer; Kunst, Jonas R.; Pfuhl, Gerit; Tamnes, Christian Krog; Korbmacher, Max; Schei, Vidar; Sverdrup, Therese; Askelund, Jo Adrian Dahl; Coles, Nicholas A. In COVID-19 Health Messaging, Loss Framing Increases Anxiety with Little-to-No Concomitant Benefits: Experimental Evidence from 84 Countries Affective Science Volume 3; page 577 - 602; 2022
Legate, Nicole; Nguyen, Thuy-vy; Weinstein, Netta; Moller, Arlen C; Legault, Lisa; Vally, Zahir; Schei, Vidar; Sverdrup, Therese E.; Korbmacher, Max; Lund, Maria Louise; Klevjer, Kristoffer; Kunst, Jonas R.; Pfuhl, Gerit; Tamnes, Christian Krog; Bundt, Carsten; Askelund, Adrian Dahl; Tajchman, Zuzanna; Zsido, Andras N.; Zrimsek, Miha A global experiment on motivating social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Volume 119 (22); 2022
Sverdrup, Therese E.; Schei, Vidar Smidige team: Kan man sprinte en maraton? Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse (4); 2022
Jones, Benedict C.; DeBruine, Lisa M.; Flake, Jessica K.; Liuzza, Marco Tullio; Antfolk, Jan; Arinze, Nwadiogo C.; Schei, Vidar; Sverdrup, Therese E.; Pfuhl, Gerit; Nielsen, Tonje Kvande; Tamnes, Christian Krog; Zickfeld, Janis Heinrich; Bloxso, Nicholas G.; Foroni, Francesco; Cubilla, Carmelo P.; Turiegano, Enrique; Gilead, Michael; Saribay, S. Adil; Owsley, Nicholas C.; Calvillo, Dustin P.; Wlodarczyk, Anna; Qi, Yue; Ariyabuddhiphongs , Kris; Stolier, Ryan M.; Evans, Thomas R.; Bonick, Judson; Ashworth, Logan F.; Chevalier, Coralie; Kapucu, Aycan; Leongómez, Juan David; Hajdu, Nandor; Aczel, Balazs; Andreychik, Michael; Musser, Erica D.; Batres, Carlota; Hu, Chuan-Peng; Liu, Qing-Lan; Legate, Nicole; Vaughn, Leigh Ann; Barzykowski, Krystian; Schmid, Irina; Artner, Richard; Vanpaemel, Wolf; Jiang, Zhongqing; Marcu, Gabriela M.; Stephen, Ian D.; Lu, Jackson G.; Philipp, Michael C.; Arnal, Jack D.; Chopik, William J. To which world regions does the valence–dominance model of social perception apply? Nature Human Behaviour Volume 5 (jan); page 159 - 169; 2021
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