Marina Z. Solesvik is Professor and Chair of Maritime Innovation and Management at Nord University in Bodø, Norway. Previously, she was a Professor of Innovation and Management at the Stord/Haugesund University College in Norway. She is a board member at several Norwegian firms and organizations, among others National Riksteatret in Oslo. Marina holds a PhD in Management from the Graduate Business School at the Nord University and a PhD in Entrepreneurship from the Institute of Agrarian Economy in Kiev, Ukraine. Her research interests include regional innovation, open innovation, maritime business, entrepreneurial intentions, female entrepreneurship, strategic alliances, quantitative methods, and Arctic research.