Håvard Ness


Institutt for økonomi, markedsføring og jus
Campus Ringerike (A 408)
I am a Professor of Strategy and Tourism. I am also on the Program Board for the PhD program in Marketing Management, and a member of USN's Research Committee. The PhD program is a high-quality program meeting the requirements for present and future marketing, both nationally and internationally. I teach the PhD course "Interorganizational networks and relationships". I have also lectured at the Bachelors level (Negotiations, Decision Making) and the Masters level (Interorganizational relationships, Organizational learning, Research methods). I have also supervised numerous Master's theses, a few PhD students, as well as acted as opponent in Doctoral Viva's (the thesis defence). I am an active researcher, and my published work focus mainly on business to business relationships, as is related to both marketing and strategic management. The focus is on contracting and governance, negotiations, and learning. Furthemore, I also focus on processes of integration and coordination, and their effects on different levels of analysis (from firm to network). My work is published in internationally top ranked academic journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Business Research.


  • Member of the Program Board for the PhD in Marketing Management, and formerly coordinator for the program.
  • Course leader for "Interorganizational networks and relationships" (PhD)
  • Member of USN's Research Committee
  • PhD Supervision
  • Research


Area of interests: Interorganizational relationships (dyadic, triadic, network levels), governance, negotiations, organizational learning, effects of interfirm integration, marketing alliances, network formation and evolution, destination and regional development.

Teaching areas: Interorganizational relationships


Education: Dr. Oecon (NHH, 2001)


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