Professor Sigmund Grønmo

Professor of Sociology

University Professorial Fellow

Professor Grønmo is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Bergen, a University Professorial Fellow at Charles Darwin University, and a Life Member of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge. He was the Rector (Vice-Chancellor) of the University of Bergen 2005–2013. He is an elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters as well as Academia Europaea and The World Academy of Art and Science. He is the Chair of the Board of the Holberg Prize, and the Chair of the Council of the Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik. He has been a Visiting Professor in Canada (Dalhousie University), USA (University of California, Berkeley and Illinois State University), Australia (University of Queensland and James Cook University), and UK (University of Cambridge).

Professor Grønmo has published several books and numerous articles, especially within economic sociology, sociology of time, social network studies, and social science methodology.

He has an interest in indigenous research and higher education, and he has been an Adjunct Professor and adviser for the Sami University College, focusing on the further development of the institution towards a global indigenous university.   

Research Interests

  • Economic sociology
  • Sociology of time
  • Social networks and structural analysis
  • Social science methodology

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Publications & Resources

Books

Grønmo, S. (2016). Samfunnsvitenskapelige metoder, 2 utgave [Social Science methods, 2nd Edition]. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget.

Grønmo, S. (2006). Metoder i samhällsvetenskap [Methods in the Social Sciences]. Liber. 

Grønmo, S. (2004). Samfunnsvitenskapelige metoder [Social science methods]. Fagbokforlaget. 

Grønmo, S., & Løyning, T. (2003). Sosiale nettverk og økonomisk makt. Overlappende styremedlemskap mellom norske bedrifter 1970-2000 [Social networks and economic power. Overlapping board memberships between Norwegian companies 1970-2000]. Fagbokforlaget. 

Grønmo, S., & Henrichsen, B. (Eds.). (1997). Society, University, and World Community: Essays for Ørjar Øyen. Oslo: Scandinavian University Press.

Danielsen, A., Grønmo, S.,& Ölander, F. (1991). Konsumentinflytande i samhället: – en referensram för empiriska undersökningar [Consumer influence in society: - a frame of reference for empirical research]. Nordic Council of Ministers.

Book Chapters

Grønmo, S., & Lavik, R.K. (2015). Store opening hours in Norway 1985-2014: policies, practices and preferences. In P. Strandbakken & J. Gronow (eds.), The consumer in society: A tribute to Eivind Stø (pp. 165-190). Abstrakt forlag. 

Grønmo, S. (2005). Ørjar Øyen. Biografi [Ørjar Øyen. Biography]. In K. Helle (ed.), Norsk Biografisk Leksikon, bind 10 [Norwegian Biographical Encyclopedia, Volume 10]. 

Grønmo, S. (2005). Patterns of Interest and Strategies for Consumer Policy. In K. Grunert & J.Thøgersen (eds.), Consumers, Policy and the Environment: A Tribute to Folke Ölander (pp. 151-164). Springer Publishing Company.

Grønmo, S., & Løyning, T. (2004). Styrken ved den svake koordinering: Nettverk og modellmakt i næringslivet [The strength of the weak coordination Network and model power in the business world]. In I. Frønes & T.S. Wetlesen (eds.), Dialog, selv og samfunn [Dialogue, even and society] (pp. 204-232). Abstrakt forlag. 

Grønmo, S. (2001). Sosiale nettverk ressurs, strategi og struktur. P2-Akademiet (pp. 116-128).

Grønmo, S. (1997). diverse artikler i Sosiologisk leksikon. In O. Korsnes, H. Andersen & T. Brante (eds.), Sosiologisk leksikon. Universitetsforlaget.

Grønmo, S., & Henrichsen, B.I. (1997). Ørjar Øyen and his Work. 1-20. In S. Grønmo & B.I. Henrichsen (eds.), Society, University and World Community: Essays for Ørjar Øyen.

Knudsen, K., Grønmo, S., & Henrichsen, B. (1997). National identity and xenophobia. faglig_bok_institusjon. In Society, university, and world community: essays for Ørjar Øyen (pp. 166-192). Scandinavian Universit Press. 

Journal Articles

Grønmo, S. (2014). De fem viktigste bøkene. Materialisten. Tidsskrift for forskning, fagkritikk og teoretisk debatt. 4. 111-118.

Grønmo, S., & Fløttum, K. (2006). Nilen kommer til Bergen. Bergens Tidende. 

Grønmo, S. (2005). Universitetets framtid. Materialisten. Tidsskrift for forskning, fagkritikk og teoretisk debatt. 2/3. 65-81.

Grønmo, S., & Hanestad, B.R. (2005). Kritisk blikk på kvalitetsreformen. Bergens Tidende.

Grønmo, S., & Salvanes, A.G.V. (2005). Forskningen ved universitetene. Forskerforum. 4. 2 pages.

Grønmo, S. (2004). Exit Ryssdal - hva nå? Bergens Tidende. 

Grønmo, S., & Kuhnle, S. (2004). Avklarende om høyere utdanning. Bergens Tidende. 

Grønmo, S. (2003). Hvem skal styre universitetene? Bergens Tidende. 

Grønmo, S. (2003). Lytt til mindretallet i Ryssdalutvalget. Forskningspolitikk. 2. 18-19.

Grønmo, S., & Løyning, T. (2003). Nettverk og økonomisk makt. Bergens Tidende.

Grønmo, S., & Kuhnle, S. (2001). Styringsreform ved universitetene. Aftenposten.

Grønmo, S., & Løyning, T. (2001). Strukturelle sentra i næringslivet: En studie av økonomisk makt i Norge 1970-1995. Sosiologisk Årbok. 2. 69-105.

Grønmo, S. (2000). UiB-forskning på Europa-toppen. Bergens Tidende. 2704.

Grønmo, S. (1999). Strategi for utviklingsforskning. Bergens Tidende. 

Grønmo, S. (1998). Ny forståelse av samfunnsutviklingen. Bergens Tidende.

Grønmo, S. (1998). Utfordringer for universitetet. Bergens Tidende. 

Grønmo, S. (1998). Universitetet og næringslivet. Bergens Tidende. 

Conference Proceedings & Papers

The Decline of National Networks of Interlocking Directorates: The Case of Norway. Prepared for European Social Networks Conference, Barcelona, Spain, July 1-4, 2014 (with T. Løyning).

The University as a Critical Voice in Nation Building: Experiences and Challenges. Keynote Speech, NOMA International Scientific Conference, Maputo, Mozambique, October 18-20, 2007.

The Strength of Weak Coordination: Networks of Interlocking Directorates in Norway 1970-1995. Prepared for the XV World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane, Australia, July 7-13, 2002 (with T. Løyning).

“Styrefellesskap i norske bedrifter 1970-1995: Skiftende innflytelsessfærer?”, i Eierskap og makt – konferanserapport. Rapportserien, nr. 11 fra Makt- og demokratiutredningen 1998-2003. Oslo: Unipub 2000, s. 18-33.

"Networks for North-North-South-South Cooperation: Some Concluding Remarks," in J. G. Simonsen, J. P. Myklebust & H. Karlsen (eds.), North-South Cooperation in Higher Education and Research. Proceedings from the NUAS-NUS Conference. Bergen 1999, p. 75-77.

Motstridende tendenser i samfunnsutviklingen: Noen utfordringer for samfunnsforskningen. Presentert på den 20. nordiske sosiologkongress, Bergen 17.-20. juni 1999.

Social Change and Social Research: Challenges, Strategies, and Perspectives. Presented at the 8th National Conference of Sociology in Norway, Svalbard, June 18-21, 1998.

Towards Financial Hegemony in the Corporatist Channel? Corporate-Governmental Networks in Norway 1985-1990. Presented at the International Social Network Conference, San Diego, California, February 13-16, 1997 (with B. Liabø).

Professional Positions, Memberships & Awards

Professional Positions

  • Professor of Sociology (formerly the Rector 2005–2013), University of Bergen
  • Adjunct Professor, Sámi University College, Kautokeino

Memberships

  • Life Member of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge
  • Elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Academia Europaea and The World Academy of Art and Science
  • Chair of the Board of the Holberg Prize
  • Visiting Professor in Canada (Dalhousie University), USA (University of California, Berkeley and Illinois State University), Australia (University of Queensland and James Cook University), and UK (University of Cambridge)
  • Elected Member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, 2007.
  • Elected Member of Academiae Europaea, 2011.
  • Elected Fellow of The World Academy of Art and Science, 2013.
  • Honorary (life-long) Member of The Norwegian Student Society (Det norske studentersamfund) since 1970.
  • Knight of The Order of the Hedgehog, The Bergen Student Society, 2009.

Awards

  • The Quality of Education Prize at the Faculty of Social Science, University of Bergen. 2016
Professor Sigmund Grønmo

Contacts

T: +47 957 70 068
E: Sigmund.Gronmo@uib.no

University of Bergen
Bergen, Norway