Jan Emblemsvåg is Senior Vice-President of Innovation and Process Management at STX OSV AS – one of the major, global offshore shipbuilders in the world. He works on improving the shipbuilding process across eight yards and several product companies. He is a Associate Professor II at Ålesund University College, gives lectures and serves as a management consultant if time permits. He holds his Ph.D. in engineering design, but his research and work is inter-disciplinary ranging from cost management, strategy/risk management, general management to business development. He has published four books – the most notable is one on Activity-Based Life-Cycle Costing published by John Wiley & Sons. He has also published more than dozen journal papers on a variety of subjects.