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Sigmund Grønmo is Emeritus Professor of Sociology and former Rector (Vice Chancellor) of the University of Bergen, Norway. He is affiliated with the Institute for Social Research in Oslo, Norway, and he is a Life Member of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge in the UK.


Previously, he was Professor at the Norwegian Business School, Adiunct Professor at the University of Oslo and Sámi University of Applied Sciences, and Research Director and Executive Director at the Norwegian Fund for Market and Distribution Research.


Professor Grønmo is Chair of the Council of the Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He was Chair of the Board of the Holberg Prize, 2012-2020.


He is an elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and Academiae Europaea, as well as a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.


He has been a Visiting Professor at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Illinois State University, USA; University of California, Berkeley, USA; University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; James Cook University, Cairns, Australia; and University of Cambridge, UK.


He has published numerous books and a large number of journal articles, book chapters and papers, especially within economic sociology, the sociology of time, social network analysis, and social science methodology.

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Research Output

Store opening hours in Norway 1985-2014: policies, practices and preferences

Gronmo, S. & Lavik, R., 2015, The Consumer in Society. Strandbakken, P. & Gronow, J. (eds.). Norway: Abstrakt forlag, p. 165-190 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter