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PhD, Professor in International Marketing. Fields of interest: Profitable sustainability strategies, circular economy, innovation, international entrepreneurship, international marketing, and firm growth

Telephone: +47 908 40 017
Office: 432 - Sentralbygg II


  • Director Master of Technology Management (MTM)
  • Leader of the research group Green Value Creation at the Department for Industrial Economics and Technology Management
  • Coordinator for NTNU's masters level specialization in Strategy and Business Development ( INDØK).

Research interests

Arild is predominantly doing research on the creation and implementation of profitable sustainability strategies in Norwegian industry. The research aims to understand how we can undergo a green shift and emerge with private and public sectors that are economically and environmentally sustainable. The research draw from established theories from innovation strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing and operation management.


Arild Aspelund is the director of Master og Technology Management and contributes to several executive programs. He also teaches graduate courses in industrial marketing and international business.


Arild Aspelund became Professor in International Marketing at NTNU in 2011. He received his PhD from NTNU in April 2005 for the thesis titled: “Small International Firms: - The Emergence of International New Ventures”. He is also Master of Science in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the same institution. Previous educational background also includes MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Génie Industriel, Grenoble, France as well as studies in Mathematics and Physics from Molde University College and NTNU. He has also been visiting professor at the Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge University, UK and Montpellier Business School, France.


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