Before joining BI in 1982, I served on the faculty of the Norwegian School of Economics, where I received a PhD in management in 1978. I spent one year as visiting faculty at the University of Washington, Seattle, one year at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and I have visited for shorter periods at Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Instituto de Empresa (Madrid), and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
I have worked full-time for shorter periods at a consulting firm in corporate strategy and at an investment bank. I have recently authored a textbook in corporate governance and co-authored two textbooks in corporate finance. Moreover, I have served as an expert witness at the Norwegian Supreme Court on a minority freezeout case.
My areas of specialization are corporate finance in general and corporate governance in particular. My current research projects analyze the persistence of ownership in private firms, whether the controlling shareholder’s personal illiquidity problems have real effect on the controlled firm, and how the performance premium of the family firm depends on characteristics of the controlling family. I was the director of the Centre for Corporate Governance Research (CCGR) from it was founded in 2004 until I retired in September 2019. I am currently a professor emeritus.
- Email: oyvind.bohren AT gmail.com