Ph.d.-disputas: Tae-Eun Kim

Tae-Eun Kim from USN’s PhD program Joint PhD in nautical operations will defend her thesis for the degree of PhD: Maritime safety leadership: A study on leadership behaviors, an assessment instrument and future leadership for safety at sea.

04 Dec

Praktisk informasjon

  • Dato: 4. desember 2020
  • Tid: kl. 10.00 - 15.30
  • Sted: Vestfold, Digitally via Zoom
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    Due to the Covid-19 crisis and the consequent restrictions imposed by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the Public Defence will be digital.

    Please make sure that you are logged on to the zoom meeting 10 min before scheduled time, mute your video and your microphone at all times, unless you are a part of the committee.

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    Kl. 10.00: Trial lecture: 'The role and outcomes of followers in safety leadership in nautical operations. Current status in the literature, and possible research avenues forward. '

    Kl. 12.30: Public defence: Tae-Eun Kim defends her PhD thesis: 'Maritime safety leadership: A study on leadership behaviours, assessment instrument and future leadership for safety at sea.' 

    Assessment committee:

    • 1st opponent: Professor Max Mejia, Wold Maritime University

    • 2nd opponent: Associate professor Ingvild M. Seljeseth, Kristiania University College

    • Administrator: Professor Kenn Steger-Jensen, USN



    • Main supervisor: Vice Dean for research, professor and adjunct professor Anne H. Gausdal, Kristiania University College and UiT

    • Co-supervisor: Professor Are K. Sydnes, UiT

    In case of any questions ex auditorio: all questions must be sent to the Chair of the day Mette Lene Falck-Pedersen –, within the 4th of December at 12:00.

    Contact PhD coordinator Aina Enstad – if you have any questions regarding the defence.


    Read the dissertation here. 

Tae-Eun KimSummary:

This PhD research was carried out through a series of individual studies, with a total of 517 respondents from various shipping sectors, aiming to explore the safety leadership phenomenon in maritime context. The research aims, methods and results were briefly summarized in the following Figure:

Figur Kim