Harry Arne Solberg

Dr. and associate professor, Trondheim Business School

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Harry Arne Solberg is professor of Sport Economics / Sport management at NTNU Business School, Norwegian University of Science and Technologyy, and he also holds a 20% position at Molde University College. He has a Phd from Sheffield Hallam University.

His research has been related to analyses of economic impacts from sport and sport activities. This involves topics such as: sport and the media with special attention on sport broadcasting; economics impacts from sports events; team sports economics, and sport tourism.

In 2007, he published the book: The Economics of Sport Broadcasting together with professor Chris Gratton.


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Born: 12/03/1958

Nationality: Norwegian

Education: Dr. phil. at Sheffield Hallam University, 2003.
Cand.oecon from the University of Oslo, 1987

1993 - Employed at Trondheim Business School (TOH) - University of South Trøndelag (HIST)
Associate Professor since October 2003.
Senior period January 1998 - September 2003.

Lecturer in the period September 1993 to January 1998 at the University of South Trøndelag, department of business administration subjects.

Area of teaching: microeconomics, macroeconomics, welfare economics and sports economics.

2005 Guest Researcher at the University of Technology (School of Leisure, Sport, Tourism) Sydney, Australia between January - September.

2003 Lecturer in the subject "sport finance" at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo.

1990 - 1993 Lecturer, Norwegian School of Management, Trondheim.
Academic and administrative responsibility for the school's travel program.
Time Lecturer in International Economics at the School of Management's tourism program

1991 - The examiner in various socio-economic subjects at: The Commerce College (NHH), University Centre in Stavanger, University of Oslo, Norwegian University of Science and Technology University (NTNU),

Norwegian School of Management and Nord-Trøndelag (HINT), University College Stord-Haugesund

Member of the editorial board of:

• European Sport Management Quarterly since 2004
• International Journal of Sport Finance since 2006.


Presentations at Play the Game conferences:

Football tournaments - the battle for the revenues - Play the Game 2015

Hosting major sporting events: The challenge of utilizing stadiums after the party is over - Play the Game 2013

Who Are Willing to Pay for Watching TV Sport? - Play the Game 2005

Major Sporting Events: Dealing With the Hangover - Play the Game 2005

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