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How to become and thrive as an impactful scholar – an hour with Professor Morten Huse - Session 1

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Reflections from the award winning book: 'Resolving the crisis in research by changing the game'.

In this series of four sessions, chaired by Dr Muthu De Silva, we welcome Professor Morten Huse to offer advice to the scholarly community on how to become and thrive as an impactful scholar – simultaneously achieving theoretical rigour and practical relevance, among other values.

Session 1: Impactful, Rigorous and Open Innovation approach to Teaching and Research

Morten Huse calls upon the scholarly community to reflect on the recent dramatic changes to academia, calling for coordinated efforts to reorganise the scholarly ecosystem. Offering a holistic view of academia, Huse outlines the institutions, audiences, messages, channels and communities that interact in this ecosystem.

In this first session, he introduces a sharing philosophy as the foundation for change. It is about how we can produce research that is important and credible. How can research provide wider and truer scholarship than what it does now? Morten Huse presents approaches based on involvement, impact and open innovation.

The session is based on chapter 7 and 8 of the book. These chapters are about creating a community motivated to make a change. The audience will have the opportunity to have a rich conversation with the author to receive personal advice.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Session 2 – Thriving different stages of an academic career. This session is about challenges about true scholarship in the different phases of scholarly life cycle.
  • Session 3 – Scholarly positioning within the International Community. Our scholarship and careers are balancing general and contextual challenges. This is the focus of the third session.
  • Session 4 – Ecosystem/Pop-Culture. The present equilibrium in the scholarly ecosystem is supporting a 'publish or perish' culture. This sessions will contribute to explore and understand initiatives for developing true scholarship.


Morten Huse is Professor Emeritus at BI Norwegian Business School (Oslo) from 1.1.2021. PhD (dr.oecon) is from NHH in Bergen. Member of Board of Governors at Academy of Management (AOM 2019-2022). He has been President of the European Academy of Management (EURAM 2010-2012). He has been teaching at universities in more than 20 countries. He has signed the DORA declaration and endorsed RRBM. His focus is about sustainability in gender issues, value-creating boards and our scholarly society.

"Life is too short to drink bad wine". This is a reminder to give priority to the most important things. I want to make a contribution through my research, to individuals, business and society, and the best way to do that is by working with junior faculty and PhD students. My working environment is a virtual organization - connecting to people from all over the world. This has also led me to make presentations on important arenas (including various Parliaments and main international newspapers, etc).

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