Frode Nilssen is a DSc and Professor in Marketing at Nord University Business School and is Research Professor at Fridtjof Nansens Institute. Nilssen holds a MSc in Marketing from Stirling University, UK and a MSc in Fisheries Economics from the University of Tromsø, Norway. The main topics of interest are related to international marketing strategy and the tension between economic behaviour, bilateral and multilateral governance and politics in the exploitation of natural resources. This is also reflected in his publications. Through the professional career, he has amongst others held positions as a researcher and research director at the Norwegian Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Fisheries councillor at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Moscow and a professor in marketing. He is currently Head of the department for marketing, strategy and management at Nord University Business School. The research is mainly related to marketing strategy, market access, international trade and export barriers. Professor Nilssen is teaching strategy and international marketing and supervising at all levels; Bachelor, MSC, MBA and PhD.