Vidar Schei

Professor Vidar Schei

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


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. In particular, he has examined the effects of mixed social motives in negotiations, i.e. if individualists and cooperators can work constructively together.

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 HQC (High Quality Connections) research group at NHH.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Schei, Vidar; Sverdrup, Therese E.; Heiene, Marit; Olsen, Sindre Godvik Virtuell samhandling - Når kaffepausen blir elektronisk Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse (7); page 48 - 60; 2019
Schei, Vidar; Sverdrup, Therese E. Start smart : effektiv oppstart av team Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse Volume 22 (2); page 29 - 39; 2019
Schei, Vidar; Rognes, Jørn Kjell Female groups are not like others?: Effects of gender composition on intergroup cooperation Beta Volume 33 (1); page 7 - 21; 2019
Sandvik, Alexander Madsen; Selart, Marcus; Schei, Vidar; Martinsen, Øyvind L. Setting the Scene: Partners’ Leadership Behavior and Employees’ Perceptions of Work Performance in Professional Service Firms Journal of leadership & organizational studies; 2018
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