Jan Velvin

Associate professor

USN School of Business
Department of Business, Strategy and Political Sciences
Campus Kongsberg (5348)
Head of Department of Business, Strategy and Political Sciences


Education            Philosophiae Doctor

                          Major in Business Finance and part of the Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering

                         Area of research Regional Industrial Development, Tourism, Innovation, entrepreneurship and Business Learning


Position as:        Head of Department/ Associate Professor of Business Administration


Teaching Experience:              Business Finance, Innovation, Tourism Management, Organization Theory,  Organizational 

                                                 Psychology, entrepreneurship, scientific methods, Industrial Development


Work experience

2017                           Head of Department of Business, Strategy and Political Sciences, HSN

2016                           Head of Industrial management group at HSN

2012                           Chairman of the Board BN Bygg AS

2012- 2015                 Director of Centre of Tourism Management, BVUC ( Buskerud and Vestfold

                                       University College)

2011-2012                  Member of the Board Nore and Uvdal Industrial Company

2008-2009                  Chairman of Hokksund Town Council

2007- 2008                 Deputy Chairman of Hokksund Town Council

2003-2006                  Chairman of Ethnic Music Club

2003                           Associate Professor at BUC

                                   Teaching, research, project manager report and research program

2002-2003                  Board member of Ethnic Music Club

1999-2003                  Assistant Professor, BUC       

                                   Teaching, research, project manager report and research program

1998- 2000                 Senior Planner, deputy manager of Memento Advertising Agency

                                   Responsible for marketing strategic planning, international and national customers international contact with

                                  the  FCB  system    

1992 -                         Personally owned consultancy company

                                   Lecturing activities, Consultant, teaching

1993 - 1998                Assistant Professor, Buskerud and Vestfold University College                   

                                   Teaching, research, reports, project manager


1992 - 1993                University College teacher / part-time teacher, SLHK                                              




2014                            Philosophiae Doctor

2008                            Participating researcher. Conversation and knowledge creation through the qualitative methods. Phd course at UMB

                                    - Experience of Nature, use of the environment and Second Homes

2005                           - Brand Management, Phd course at the Norwegian School of


                                   - Research design and methodology choice, Phd course at the Norwegian School of Economics

                                   - Testing causal models, Decision models in marketing Phd course at the Norwegian School of Economics

2001- 2003                 Immaterial rights, Master’s Degree Course

                                   Product development, Master’s Degree Course

                                   Intra/ entrepreneurship, Master’s Degree Course

                                   Innovation Technology, Master’s Degree Course

                                   Total Quality Management, Master’s Degree Course

                                   Quantitative Methods, Phd course at the University of Michigan

                                   Organization Theory, Phd course, University of Oslo

                                   Qualitative methods, Phd course, University of Oslo

1993                           Major in Business Finance

                                    The National Teacher Training College for Commercial Subjects     

1993                           Minor Course in Social Pedagogy University of Oslo           

1991                           Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Trondheim                                 


Research projects:

2014 -2016                 Head of project VRI 3- Regional Innovation in Tourism, Health, and High-tec Industry, The Research Council of


2013- 2013                 Head of project: Second Home owners value creation in Sigdal Municipality

2012 - 2013                Head of project: Guest Satisfaction at Destination Norefjell

2012 -2016                 Head of project: Tourism monitoring, The Oslofjord Funding, BFK, IN

2011 - 2013                Deputy Head of project VRI 2- Tourism at Hemsedal, the Research Council of Norway

2010 - 2011                Head of Pilot project – Development of Tourism Monitoring, the Oslofjord Funding

2010 - 2010                Head of project –Second Home Tourism in Buskerud and the value creation?

2009-2011                  Research within the VERDI project, EU project

2008 - 2010                Deputy Head of project VRI 1 –Tourism, the Research Council of Norway

1994 -2008                 Head of project and associate member of various research projects, partly reflected in publications mentioned below