For students

For students

Do you want to be a part of an ongoing research project at NHH? We are looking for master students (Spring 2018) who are interested in being a part of and contributing to our research project. You may write in English or Norwegian.

Master's thesis

Topics for autumn 2018:

CiBiViCi:

  • Mission-Driven International Firms

    Mission-Driven International Firms

    Laerdal Medical is a unique Norwegian-based multinational firm with a distinctly pro-social mission to “Save Lives.” This mission has the potential to engage Laerdal Medical employees in the pursuit of goals and outcomes that are larger than the individual and have greater social worth than simply making money. This research project seeks to better understand “how the mission moves the people” across national borders and in an effort to explore the impact of Laerdal Medical’s mission on outcomes at the individual, team and organizational levels.

    Contact person: Alexander M. Sandvik, alexander.sandvik@nhh.no

  • HRM in Global Organizations

    HRM in Global Organizations

    Globalization implies that organizations and individuals increasingly interact across countries. We investigate HRM challenges in organizational settings characterised by globalization, and in particular, organizations containing a highly educated workforce. The topic embraces a broad range of research questions, including how managers facilitate knowledge sharing, commitment, and performance, as well as retain employees in the organization. We are interested in studying these questions from different angles. Data may involve survey or qualitative interviews.

    Contact person: Karen M. Olsen, karen.olsen@nhh.no

  • Managing Human Resources in New Organizational Structures

    Managing Human Resources in New Organizational Structures

    Many firms respond to technology challenges, market complexity and new customers’ demands through structural changes, such as introducing flat structures, project-based organizations, larger and more flexible sub-units, matrix-like organizations, internal networks, outsourcing, inter-organizational relations and non-standardized work contracts. In this project we examine the drivers and intentions behind such structural changes, as well as the content, challenges and consequences of new structures, contracts and relations. Methods: Mostly case studies in various industries such as the media industry, petroleum industry etc.

    Contact person: Torstein Nesheim, torstein.nesheim@snf.no 

  • Team Leadership and Relationships in Teams

    Team Leadership and Relationships in Teams

    Teams are often used to ensure efficient deliveries and sharing of highly specialized knowledge, but as people are required to work closely together, conflicts and other issues also emerge. What makes teams work more effectively and how do relationships between team members and team leadership form and develop over time?

    Contact person: Vidar Schei, Vidar.Schei@nhh.no

  • Managing Radical Change and Innovation

    Managing Radical Change and Innovation

    Technological development requires that well-established firms innovate and develop new business that potentially cannibalizes the existing business. One way to deal with this is to establish an ambidextrous organization, referring to a separate organizational unit with responsibility for innovations. An underlying premise is that the new unit develops distinct capabilities, processes and a separate identity. This research project seeks to understand how new unit leaders build the new units’ legitimacy within the corporation and the challenges they meet in this endeavor. 

    Contact person: Inger G. Stensaker, inger.stensaker@nhh.no

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Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Average grade B.
  • Preference for students within the Strategy and Management (STR), International Business (INB) profiles, and Business Analysis and Performance Management (BUS).
  • Excellent communication skills. Students are expected to present their results to the research group.

CONDITIONS:

  • Thesis advisor from the research project.
  • NOK 10.000 per thesis for travelling and other expenses.

APPLICATION:

  • Please fill out the online application form to apply to the program, where you include grade transcripts and a brief application letter (max 1 page) with information about your background, motivation to study the topic(s) of interest, preliminary research questions, and date for thesis submission.
  • Deadline for submission of application: March 15th 2018

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Interested in in-depth studies.
  • Preference for students within the Strategy and Management (STR)International Business (INB) profiles, and Business Analysis and Performance Management (BUS).
  • Excellent communication skills. Students are expected to present their results to the research group.

CONDITIONS:

  • Thesis advisor from the research project.
  • 30.000 NOK per thesis, NOK 10 000 for travelling and other expenses + 20 000 NOK as a scholarship.

APPLICATION:

  • Please send in an application with a 2-page argumentation for why you think this is an interesting theme and why we should choose you + CV and grades.
  • Send it to the supervisor you would like to have. 
  • Deadline for submission of application: October 8th 2017
  • If your application is accepted, contact your supervisor who will provide more information about the thesis.