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PhD Innovation in Services in the Public and Private Sectors (INSEPP)

The PhD program Innovation in Services - Public and Private (INSEPP) aims at contributing to the development of new knowledge in the realm of innovation in public and private sector. The PhD program endeavors to create knowledge through research of the characteristics of service innovation, barriers and driving forces for innovation, innovation processes and effects of service innovations.

About the doctoral degree

INSEPPs research focuses on these main areas:

  • Innovation processes in the private service industries
  • Welfare innovation
  • Innovation in municipalities
  • Innovation in culture, tourism and adventure industries
  • Social entrepreneurship

Description of the PhD programme


The doctoral degree includes:

  • An approved training part
  • Independent research work in collaboration with academic supervisors and other researchers within the field
  • A written doctoral thesis based on the research work
  • Participation in relevant research environments, nationally and internationally
  • Academic dissemination on subjects that are closely linked to the doctoral work

NORSI – Nordic Research School in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

NORSI - Nordic Research School in Innovation and Entrepreneurship for PhD students in the Nordic countries within the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. NORSI is a network-based research school, where Inland Norway University College has been a partner institution since 2013. Together with its 28 institutional partners, NORSI offers a number of doctoral courses within innovation research. As a PhD candidate at INSEPP you can become a member of NORSI and attend current courses.

See more on NORSI's website.