Odd Jarl Borch
Odd Jarl Borch is a professor in strategy and organizational studies at the Nord University Business School in Bodø, Norway. He holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), a PhD in business administration from Umeå University, and postdoctoral research training from Indiana University in the USA. Borch has published scientific publications in national and international journals, as well as several books. He has held adjunct positions at multiple universities and institutions, including the Norwegian Research Council, and has been involved in numerous public committees and boards, including the recent Total Preparedness Commission.
Throughout his career, Borch has been engaged in work with a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation in various industries and sectors, including fisheries, aquaculture, agriculture, the food industry, the maritime sector, and the preparedness sector. He has close partnerships with institutions within the preparedness apparatus, including emergency services, the main rescue coordination center, and the Coast Guard. He currently leads several international research and development projects with a focus on preparedness and crisis management and heads a thematic expert network under the UArctic umbrella called “Arctic Safety and Security,” which focuses on safety and preparedness in the Arctic region. Borch has been responsible for the establishment and is currently the director of Nord University’s Preparedness Management Laboratory, NORDLAB, which works with advanced simulator and decision support technology connected to an extensive international simulator network.