Curriculum vitae

CV - Oddbjørn Bukve

Oddbjørn Bukve (b. June 8, 1951) is a Professor in Organisation and Management at Sogn og Fjordane University College, Department for Social Science, and dr. philos. from the University of Bergen (2001). His main research interest is governance and change in multi level systems, particularly local and regional governance, health policy and governance, and local and regional development policy. 


•Dr. philos., The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bergen 2001 

•Mag. art., Public Administration and Organisation Theory, Universi¬ty of Bergen 1977

Work Experience

•Professor in organisation and management, Sogn og Fjordane University College,  2002 - , and research director in organisation and management 2007 -

•Dean, Faculty of Business and Management, Sogn og Fjordane University College,  2004 - 2007

•Associate professor in public policy and administration, Sogn og Fjordane University College 1997-2002 and 1986-1989. Assistant professor 1979 – 1980

•Head of research, Dept. of Government and Organisation, Western Norway Research Institute, 1989-1997, researcher, Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research, 1983-1986, researcher, Finnmark Regional College, 1981-1983

•Executive Officer, College Board Administration, Sogn og Fjordane Regional College 1977-1979

Teaching and supervision

•Teaching experience at graduate and undergraduate level: courses in research strategies and methods, political theory, public policy and administration, local and regional governance, local economic development, organisation theory

•Supervision of 20 master degrees (16 finished, 4 ongoing) and 5 PhD degrees (2 finished and 3 ongoing) 

Main research projects (with project leadership)

•Collaboration, innovation and governance in the public sector (2013-2017)

Funding: SFUC

•Between proximity and expertise. Implementation of the coordination reform in Norwegian health care

Funding: SFUC

•Political accountability in the health sector (2011-2012)

Funding: UH-nett Vest and SFUC

•Local and regional governance from an institutional perspective (2009-2012)

Funding SFUC and Det faglitterære fond

•Health and welfare management in a system under pressure (2007-2012)

Funding: Norwegian Research Council

•Parliamentarism in Norwegian regions (2007-2011)

Funding: KS, SFUC, Akershus fylkeskommune

•Nordic regionalism and regional governance (2006-2008)

Funding: SFUC

•Economic restructuring in Sogn og Fjordane (2005-2009)

Funding: Norsk Hydro and Sogn og Fjordane County Municipality

•Regional policy at the regional level (1999 - 2004)

Funding: Norwegian Research Council

•Politics, administration and accountability (1997 - 2002).

Funding: Norwegian Research Council

International participation

•Visiting professor, CURDS, Newcastle University, 2008 and Hokkai Gakuen University, Sapporo 2003

•Secretary of NORSA (Nordic Section of Regional Studies Association) 2008 -

•Regional Studies Association, Country representative Norway, 2002 – 2011

•Member of the Scientific Committee, NORSA (Nordic Regional Studies Association) Conference 2010. Seinäjoki, Finland

•Chair of the Organisation Committee, NORSA Conference 2006 on ”Towards A New Nordic Regionalism”, Balestrand, Norway

•Convenor, session chair or participant with paper at about 40 international conferences and seminars

•Member of evaluation committee, master programmes in public administration, public policy and public management in Denmark, 2001 – 2002. (Danmarks Evalueringsinstitut)

Other relevant experience

•Reviewer for several international and national journals (i.e. Regional and Federal Studies, European Planning Studies, European Journal of Spatial Development, Nordiske Organisasjonsstudier, Nordisk Administrativt Tidsskrift, Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift)

•Member of professor assessment committees, (Høgskolen i Ålesund for Professorship in Project Management (chair), Aalborg University for Professorship in Regional and Tourism Studies). Member and chair, several national committees for associate professorships.

•Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, NEON 2012 Conference (Network on Organizational Science in Norway)

•Chair, R&D council of Sogn og Fjordane University College 2006 - 2011

•Member of the National Board on Education in Business Administration 2004-2007

•Member of evaluation committee, Norwegian master programmes, 2000 – 2002. (Norgesnettrådet)

•Chair of study program committee, Master of Organisation and Management at Sogn og Fjordane University College 2000 – 2001