Stein Bjørnstad

Førsteamanuensis II

Institutt for strategi og entreprenørskap


I was born on 30 July 1968 in Bærum, Norway, and grew up mostly in Ås, in the vicinity of Oslo. I am married to Dagmar and live in Oslo.
My carreer involves a stunt in politics and public relations. I worked on and off for several years doing research, speech writing, analysis and campaign work. I switched to business and worked for some years at Ernst & Young Management Consulting with Corporate Finance and Health Care, before joining a start up. During the IT boom I worked full time for a couple of years with a company involved in mobile Internet. Since 2005 I have been working with Deloitte Consulting. As for my academic carrer, please refer to the CV.

Research areas
I am interested in the (slow) emergence of technologies for extracting oil and gas offshore - and in the extraordinary qualities of people that manage to change the system. I also take a keen interest in mentalities, how they change and how this affects the behaviour of people. Sometimes the subjects overlap which is doubly fascinating.

Teaching areas

  • Entrepreneurship - particularly when applied to science
  • Innovation - particularly in the field of offshore technology
  • Economic and business history


Bjørnstad, Stein (2007)

Forklaringsmodeller for 'århundrets største ingeniørbragder'

Kunnskap, næringsutvikling og innovasjonspolitikk, Olav Spilling (red)

Bjørnstad, Stein (2005)

Oljeteknologi og innovasjon

Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, 8(2), s. 63- 70.

Aamodt, Per O; Bjørnstad, Stein, Sandsør, Astrid M. Jorde, Finnanger, Edvin & Jensen, Thea (2016)

Kostnadskartlegging av fylkeskommunale fagskoler

[Report]. Deloitte.

Reiling, Rune Borgan; Snåre, Mirjam, Finnanger, Edvin, Rikter-Svendsen, Torstein, Bjørnstad, Stein & Aamodt, Per O (2014)

Hva koster en student? En kostnadskartlegging av universiteter og høgskoler

[Report]. NIFU Nordisk institutt for studier av innovasjon, forskning og utdanning.

Songstad, Stein Ove; Bjørkelo, Birte, Dahle, Tone Mari, Husabø, Gunnar & Bjørnstad, Stein (2011)

Evaluering av faglig og økonomisk styring i det statlige barnevernet

[Report]. Deloitte.

Akademisk grad
År Akademisk institusjon Grad
2009 BI Norwegian Business School Ph.D.
1996 University of Oslo Master Cand. Philol.
1994 University of Oslo Bachelor
År Arbeidsgiver Tittel
2009 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
2005 - Present Deloitte Senior Manager
2003 - 2007 BI Norwegian Business School Ph.D. Student
2000 - 2002 Mobile Media Company Manager
1998 - 2000 Ernst & Young Management Consulting Senior consultant
1997 - 1997 Norwegian Institute of Defence Studies Researcher
1997 - 1997 Høyres Hovedorganisasjon Campaign worker
1994 - 1996 Norwegian Institute of Defence Studies Assistant
1990 - 1991 Unge Høyres Hovedorganisasjon Political secretary