PhD defence: Bjørn Gunnar Hansen
On Thursday 20 June 2013 Bjørn Gunnar Hansen will hold a trial lecture on a prescribed topic, and defend his thesis for the PhD degree at NHH.
The empirical study is motivated by the fact that farmers with similar points of departure on their farms achieve very different results. Thus, the differences seem to be related to the farmers themselves. The topic of the thesis is how dairy farmers solve problems, and it builds on interviews with 90 Norwegian dairy farmers combined with data on milk production and farm economics.
The study reveals that human capital, social capital, motivation, attribution patterns and proactive behaviour have a decisive influence on problem solving and farming results. Controllable attributions, mixed attribution patterns and proactive problem solving contribute positively to farming performance.
Prescribed topic for the trial lecture
Problem solving techniques for high performance teams
Time of the trial lecture
11:15 in Karl Borch's Auditorium, NHH
Title of the thesis
Problem solving in dairy farming
Time and place for the defense
13:15 in Karl Borch's Auditorium, NHH
Members of the evaluation committee
Professor Marcus Selart, NHH (leader)
Professor Mario Benassi, University of Milan Associate
Professor Helena Hansson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Professor Arent Greve, NHH