Call for Papers

  The 2nd High North Dialogue Research Workshop

Business in the Arctic

 Bodø, April 4-5, 2019

On behalf of the High North Dialogue organization committee, we invite you to take part in the 2nd High North Dialogue Research Workshop. The workshop will be held in Bodø, April 4-5, 2019 in conjunction with the annual High North Dialogue week.

High North Dialogue Research Workshop aims at providing arena to present and discuss researchers’ work concerned with challenges and opportunities for sustainable development in the Arctic, and to connect with similar minded scholars across academic fields and professional experience.

The workshop will address topics originating from earlier High North Dialogue conferences such as Business and Governance in the High North, Arctic Politics and Security issues, Smart cities and Smart societies in the High North, Blue Growth in the Arctic and others.

One of the workshop’s track will be devoted to the issues of Business and Governance in the Barents Region.


  • Key note speeches
  • Parallel sessions/paper presentations

Publishing opportunities  

We work on connecting of a special Issue “Business and the Arctic” of Barents Studies Journal to the High North Dialogue workshop.

 Organizing committee

  • Frode Mellemvik, Professor, Director High North Center, Nord University Business School.
  • Elena Dybtsyna, Associate Professor, Nord University Business School.
  • Elena Zhurova, Adviser, Nord University Business School.
  • Nadezda Nazarova, Researcher, Nord University Business School.


 Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Location: Scandic Havet, conference hall.

13:00 – 14:00    Lunch

14:00 – 15:30    Introduction / Welcome.

Key Note Speeches

15:30-16:00       Coffee-break

16:00 – 18:00    Track 1

19:00                  Welcome dinner and networking, SydØst

Friday, April 5, 2019.

Location: Nord University, A5.

08:30                  Buss transfer from Scandic Havet to Nord University

09:00-10:00       Key Note Speeches

10:00 – 11:00    Parallel tracks

11:00 – 11:30    Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00    Parallel tracks

13:00 – 14:00    Lunch

14:00 – 15:30     Parallel tracks

16:00                  Buss to Scandic Havet via airport

How to join the workshop?

We invite you to submit an abstract of a paper concerned with the topics of the workshop by December 21, 2018. Selections will be made by January 15, 2019 and those selected will be offered to attend the event and present their paper.

Submit the abstract by sending it to

Tracks will consist of presenters (10 minutes each), followed by a discussant feedback. In sum, each session will last for 60 or 90 minutes, with half the session dedicated to debate and input from the other participants.

Poster presentation

The High North Dialogue program provides opportunity for poster presentation during April  3-4, 2019 at Scandic Havet. This option is offered to the conference participants.

Contact information:

Elena Zhurova, PhD, Adviser, High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University. Tel. 755 17124/ mob. +47 936 84 061, E-mail: