Bård Kuvaas

Professor - Institutt for ledelse og organisasjon


Bård Kuvaas is a professor of Organizational Psychology at BI Norwegian School of Management in Oslo. . His research interests include behavioral decision making (e.g., mood and framing, cognitive styles and decision making), organizational behavior (e.g. intrinsic motivation, social exchange theory, intragroup conflict), and micro HRM (e.g., the relationship between HR-practices/HR-systems and HR-outcomes, e.g., performance appraisal, training, pay and compensation, supportive HR-practices, and perceived investment in employee development).

Kuvaas' work has been accepted for publication in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Management, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Employee Relations and Human Resource Management Journal.

He is appointed as the Norwegian Ambassador of the HR Division and will form August 2017 serve as a member of the Executive Committee for the HR Divisionat at the Academy of Management. He is a member of the review boards of Journal of Organizational Behavior, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, and Human Resource Management Review. In 2016 he received the BI Norwegian Business School research award for outstanding research, an award that is handed out every three year. 

Kuvaas is currently an Associate Dean for the Doctoral Program at BI Norwegian School of Management and is responsible for the program in Leadership and Organization. He teaches doctoral programs, executive programs in Norway and in Shanghai/China, and master of science programs. He is involved in several research collaboration projects with Norwegian organizations and is frequently hired to hold invited talks for practitioners on HRM issues.

Research areas    
Human Resource Management (e.g., pay systems, performance apprasial, training, HR-systems).
Organizational Behavior (e.g., motivation, social exchange, performance).
Behavioral Decision Making (e.g. framing and mood)

Teaching areas
Human Resource Management.
Organizational Behavior.

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Akademisk grad
År Akademisk institusjon Grad
1998 Norwegian School of Economics and Business Admin. Ph.D Dr. Oecon.
1991 BI Norwegian Business School Master
1998 Norwegian School of Economics and Business Admin. Ph.D Dr. Oecon.
1991 BI Norwegian Business School Master
År Arbeidsgiver Tittel
2006 - Present BI Norwegain Business School Professor
1998 - 2006 BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
1993 - 1998 BI Norwegian Business School Assistant Professor and Doctoral Fellow
1991 - 1993 BI Norwegian Business School Research Assistant
1990 - 1991 BI Norwegian Business School Adminstrative Assistant
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