Thomas Brekke

Førstelektor

USN Handelshøyskolen
Institutt for økonomi, historie og samfunnsvitenskap
Campus Vestfold (D3-104)

Ansvarsområder

Teaching at bachelor level

- Entrepreneurial management (Entreprenørskapsledelse)

- Young enterprise start-up (Student bedrift)

- Internship 

Teaching at master level:

- Innovation managaement (Innovasjon og ledelse)

- Supevision of master students (veilede masterstudenter)

 

Supervisor of Phd. students: 

- Håkon Sandvik

- Rocky Mahmud

 

Boards:

- Horten Næringsforum

- Grunderhuset Drammen (Drammen at Works)

- Observatør i styret Gründerhuset Hi5 og Electronic Coast Network

Ongoing research projects:

- Transforming Shipping through Ecosystem Business Model Innovaiton, NRC funded by MAROFF

- SMART-MLA, smart energi grid system, EEA grants

- Photovoltagic business models, EEA grants 

- AI-Driven Circular Business Model Innovation for Sustainable Industrial Ecosystem, NRC funded

 

Kompetanse

- Regional economic development, industrial dynamic/transformation and industrial digitalization processes

- Organizational change and innovation (Omstilling og nyskaping i etablerte organisasjoner)

- University - Industry interactions

- Entrepreneurship and innovation (innovasjon, entreprenørskap, og nyskaping)

- Business model innovation and industrial ecosystem evolution

- Knowledge management and knowledge transfer (Kunnskapsledelse)

- Service desing Tool (Tjenesteverktøy)

 

Publikasjoner

Publication and research

https://wo.cristin.no/as/WebObjects/cristin.woa/wa/fres?sort=ar&pnr=29296&la=no&action=sok

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=U8OItqMAAAAJ&hl=en

https://wo.cristin.no/as/WebObjects/cristin.woa/wa/presentasjonVis?pres=541897&type=GRUPPE

 

Some selected papers and works:

Brekke, Thomas (2021). The Circular Economy. Chapter 2. In Foundations of Sustainable Economy. Moral, Ethical and Religious Perspectives. Editor Umar Burki, Toseef Azid and Robert Dahlstrom. London Routledge.

Solem, B.A.A.Kohtamäki, M.Parida, V. and Brekke, T. (2021), "Untangling service design routines for digital servitization: empirical insights of smart PSS in maritime industry", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMTM-10-2020-0429

Brekke, Thomas (2020). Challenges and opportunities of building entrepreneurial discovery process through university – industry interaction. A Norwegian Case. Industry and Higher Education.

Brekke, Thomas (2019). Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Innovation, and Regional Economic Development. Enhancing the entrepreneurial discovery process in regional development. Doctoral theses at NTNU.

Brekke, Thomas (2019) “What do we know about the University contribution to regional economic development? A conceptual framework”. Journal: International Regional Science Review.

Brekke, Thomas (2015). Entrepreneurship and path dependency in regional development. Journal of Entrepreneurship & Regional Development

Herstad, Sverre and Brekke T. (2012) Globalization, modes of innovation and regional knowledge diffusion infrastructures. European Planning Studies   

Brekke Thomas (2012). Finnes det et grunnlag for å etablere et IKT-Nettverk i Vestfold?               Rapport Høgskolen i Vestfold

Herstad, Sverre and Brekke. T (2012). Globalization, regional development and the evolving local university role: The case of Vestfold, Norway. Fourtcoming in Ebersberger and Altman Universities in Change. Springer

Brekke, Thomas (2013). Nettverkssamarbeid, logistikk- og transporttjenester i Vestfold. Rapport   Høgskolen i Vestfold

 

Conference papers

Brekke, Thomas (2016). University – Industry adaptation: How do small regional university colleges adapt to new industrial knowledge needs? Regional Innovation Policies, Cardiff. UK

Bugge, Brekke, Coenen, Herstad, Isaksen (2014), Regional pathways and innovation policies: A comparative analysis across different types of regions in Norway. Regional Innovation policies, Stavanger October 2014

Branstad, Brekke og Pedersen (2014). Exploring the innovation systems of service innovation: A literature review and guidelines for service innovation policies. Regional Innovation policies, Stavanger October 2014

Brekke, Thomas. (2013, Mai). Regional economic change, entrepreneurship and regional path dependency in a Non-Metropolitan region. Regional Studies Association European Conference 2013. Shape and be Shaped: The Future Dynamics of Regional Development. Tampere. Finland

Brekke, Thomas (2013, June). The adaption of Faculties on Regional Development. The KORFU-Conference. The Dean in the University of the Future. Learning From and Progress With Each Other. Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken, Germany

Herstad, Sverre and Brekke T. (2010). Science and experience; global and local: Building regional knowledge diffusion infrastructures. The 5th International Seminar on Regional Innovation Policies. 14.-15 October 2010 Grimstad Norway

Brekke, Thomas (2009) A theoretical framework of exploring how university are impacted by different types of industrial networks. EDWOR Think Thank may 2009

Brekke, Thomas (2009) The Role of the University College in Regional Development.

A theoretical framework of exploring how universities are impacted by regional industry. Triple Helix VII Glasgow. 17. – 19. of June 2009