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Business Analytics

 

Business Analytics is mainly about utilizing data to achieve knowledge on businesses’ performance, financial assessments, the surrounding environment and problem solution in general. Business Analytics as an academic field is applicable for a range of different areas, where the common foundation stems from economic and financial theory in combination with utilizing data.

 

The main research areas for the research group are:

  • Productivity and efficiency analysis
  • Finance
  • Behavioural Analytics
  • Econometrics
  • Dynamic pricing

 

Recent publications

2020

Malasevska, I., Haugom, E., Hinterhuber, A., Lien, G., Mydland, Ø. (2020).  Dynamic pricing assuming demand shifting: the alpine skiing industryJournal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 37(7), 785-803.

Slåtten, T., Mutonyi, B.R., Lien, G., 2020.  The impact of individual creativity, psychological capital, and leadership autonomy support on hospital employees’ innovative behaviourBMC Health Services Research 20(1096)

Tsionas, M. G., & Kumbhakar, S. C. (2020). Stochastic frontier models with time-varying conditional variancesEuropean Journal of Operational Research.

Musau, A., Kumbhakar, S. C., Mydland, Ø., & Lien, G. (2020). Determinants of allocative and technical inefficiency in stochastic frontier models: An analysis of Norwegian electricity distribution firms. European Journal of Operational Research.

Bueie, Henning; Lie, Johan. 2020. Programmering og generalisering. Tangenten - Tidsskrift for matematikkundervisning. 12-16.

Ewald, C.-O.; Haugom, E.; Lien, G.; Størdal, S. & Song, P. (2020), 'Riding the Nordic German Power-Spread: The Einar Aas Experiment', Available at SSRN 3557286.

Haugom, E.; Malasevska, I. & Lien, G. (2020), 'Optimal pricing of alpine ski passes in the case of crowdedness and reduced skiing capacity', Empirical Economics, 1--19. 

Haugom, E.; Molnar, P. & Tysdahl, M. (2020), 'Determinants of the Forward Premium in the Nord Pool Electricity Market', Energies 13(5), 1111. 

Thrane, C. & Haugom, E. (2020), 'Peer effects on restaurant tipping in Norway: An experimental approach', Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 176, 244--252. 

Kumbhakar, S. C., Mydland, Ø., Musau, A., & Lien, G. (2020). Disentangling Costs of Persistent and Transient Technical Inefficiency and Input Misallocation: The Case of Norwegian Electricity Distribution Firms. The Energy Journal, 41(3).

Thrane, C. (2020). Statistisk dataanalyse. Pensum på 1-2-3. Cappelen Damm Akademisk: Oslo.

Thrane, C. (2020). Applied Regression Analysis. Doing, Interpreting and Reporting. Routledge: Abingdon, England.

Mutonyi, B.R., Slåtten, T., Lien, G., 2020. Organizational climate and creative performance in the public sector. European Business Review (forthcoming).

Slåtten, T., Lien, G., Evenstad, S.B.N., Onshus, T., 2020. Supportive study climate and academic performance among university students: The role of psychological capital, positive emotions and study engagement. International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences (forthcoming).

Lavik, M.S., Lien, G., Korsaeth, A., Hardaker, J.B., 2020. Comparison of conventional and IPM cropping systems: a risk efficiency analysis. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics (forthcoming).

Mutonyi, B.R., Slåtten, T., Lien, G., 2020. Empowering leadership, work group cohesiveness, individual learning orientation and individual innovative behaviour in the public sector: Empirical evidence from Norway. International Journal of Public Leadership (forthcoming)

Lavik, M.S., Hardaker, J.B., Lien, G., Berge, T.W., 2020. A multi-attribute decision analysis of pest management strategies for Norwegian crop farmers. Agricultural Systems, 178, February 2020, 102741.

2019

Bloznelis, D., Claeskens, G., & Zhou, J. (2019). Composite versus model-averaged quantile regression. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 200, 32-46

Bueie, Henning. Programmering for Matematikklærere. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2019. Print.

Fleten, S.-E.; Haugom, E.; Pichler, A. & Ullrich, C. J. (2019), 'Structural estimation of switching costs for peaking power plants', European Journal of Operational Research.

Haugom, E.; Malasevska, I. & Chen, G. (2019), 'The relative importance of ski resort-and weather-related characteristics when going alpine skiing', Cogent Social Sciences 5(1), 1681246.

Malasevska, I. & Haugom, E. (2019), 'Alpine skiing demand patterns', Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 19(4-5), 390--403.

Slåtten, T., Lien, G., Lupina, E., Gravingen, K.A., 2019. Promoting an internal market-oriented culture (IMOC) in healthcare services. Journal of Service Science Research 11, 157-182.

Slåtten, T., Lien, G., Horn, C.M.F., Pedersen, E., 2019. The links between psychological capital, social capital, and work-related performance - A study of service sales representatives. International Journal of Total Quality Management and Business Excellence 30, S195-S209.

Batt-Rawden, V.H., Lien, G., Slåtten, T., 2019. Team learning capability – an instrument in innovation ambidexterity? International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences 11(4), 473-486.

Slåtten, T., Lien, G., Svenkerud, P.J., 2019. The role of organizational attractiveness in an internal market-oriented culture (IMOC): A study of hospital frontline employees. BMC Health Services Research 19: 307.

Alem, H., Lien, G., Hardaker, J.B., Guttormsen, A., 2019. Regional differences in technical efficiency and technological gap of Norwegian dairy farms: a stochastic meta-frontier model. Applied Economics 51(4), 409–421.

Alem, H., Lien, G., Kumbhakar, S.C., Hardaker, J.B., 2019. Are diversification and structural change good policy? An empirical analysis of the Norwegian agriculture. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 51(1), 1–26.

Mydland, Ø., (2019). Lost economies of scope and potential merger gains in the Norwegian electricity industry. Empirical Economics, 1-24.

Mydland, Ø., Kumbhakar, S. C., Lien, G., Amundsveen, R., & Kvile, H. M. (2019). Economies of scope and scale in the Norwegian electricity industry. Economic Modelling.

Thrane, C. (2019). Performance and Actual Pay in Norwegian Soccer. Journal of Sports Economics, 20(8), 1051-1065.

Thrane, C. (2019). Expert reviews, peer recommendations and buying red wine: experimental evidence. Journal of Wine Research, 30(2), 166-177.

 

Ongoing projects

IpaaSki

Website:  IpaaSki

Objectives: Develop and implement new and innovative pricing schemes to create value in the Alpine Skiing industry.

Participants: Erik Haugom (leader), Per Kristian Alnes, Iveta Malasevska, Gudbrand Lien, Ørjan Mydland, Andreas Hinteruber

 

Business Analytics is mainly about utilizing data to achieve knowledge on businesses’ performance, financial assessments, the surrounding environment and problem solution in general. Business Analytics as an academic field is applicable for a range of different areas, where the common foundation stems from economic and financial theory in combination with utilizing data.