Magnus Thor Torfason

Associate Professor, University of Iceland School of Business

Magnus Thor Torfason is an Associate Professor at the University of Iceland School of Business, where he heads the inter­disciplinary masters program in Innovation and Entre­preneur­ship. His research focuses on how behavior is influenced by the social structure of individuals and organizations. One research stream explores how social networks and group identities jointly affect adherence to informal societal rules and norms of behavior, and another examines norms and their violation within exchange networks. He is chairman of the board of Frumtak Ventures, a leading Icelandic venture fund, as well as of Arctic Stone, a research and development company within the mineral processing sector. Magnus previously held a position in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School, and over the years he has been involved with various startups, accelerators and incubator programs.