Stein Kleppestø

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Business Administration


  • Strategy


I am currently involved in two research projects:

The foundations of Strategic Thinking - in this project we are aiming at (1) defining the concept of Strategic Thinking, (2) validating methods for measuring individual ability, (3) exploring methods for improving the ability.

Organizational Innovative Capacity in Health Care Organizations - this is an Action Research project aiming to clinically strengthen innovative capacity and evaluate clinically functioning methods.


Teaching philosophy

My recent and current scholarship and teaching philosophy:

My teaching has for many years circled around strategy, organization and leadership. To a large extent my teaching strategy has been based on experience and problem based teaching.

(1)    Technology management master program – in which I held one course on Strategy (semi-flipped classroom) and one on Teamwork & Leadership (totally based on action-learning)

(2)    Master in Marketing – in which I held a course on Market Intelligence (based on a real-life client case where students in teams conducted market intelligence work)

(3)    Master in Management – in which I give/gave modules in most of the courses. (a) The concept of leadership; (b) Understanding management; (c) Organizational design; (d) Learning, development and change; (e) Thesis supervisor



I am involved as an advisor in several start-up companies in the regional Venture system as well as a board member of Axiell Group - a leading global software vendor to Museums, Archives, Libraries and Schools.

Professional work

Since 1995 I have also worked as a partner in a consulting firm focusing on strategy and management development.

Recent research outputs

Charlotta Johnsson, Carl-Henric Nilsson & Stein Kleppestø, 2016 Jun, 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. American Society of Engineering Education

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Stein Kleppestø, 2005, Mergers and acquisitions: Managing culture and human resources. Stahl, G. K. & Mendenhall, M. E. (eds.). Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, p. 130–154 55 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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