Innovation, Path Dependency, and Policy: The Norwegian Case by Jan Fagerberg

Innovation, Path Dependency, and Policy: The Norwegian Case

EditorJan Fagerberg, David Mowery, Bart Verspagen

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The concept of National Innovation Systems is well established in academic research and enthusiastically adopted by policymakers. Yet there are relatively few in-depth studies of individual national innovation systems.This book provides just that: a model for the application of the concept to an individual economy. Leading scholars provide a detailed analysis of the particular circumstances of Norway - a high income, high productivity, resource rich economy, with relatively modest investment in RandD, and aremarkable track record of social equity. The authors argue that investment in human capital may be more significant than any formula for RandD investment. The book includes contributions from historians, economists, and sociologists, and offers an unparalleled account of the development of one of the world's most successful economies. It will be essential reading for academics and policymakers concerned with innovation and growth.

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Jan Fagerberg is Professor at the Department of Business and Management at Aalborg University in Denmark and the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK) at the University of Oslo. David Mowery is Professor at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, Bart Verspagen is Professor at Maastricht Universi...

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Title:Innovation, Path Dependency, and Policy: The Norwegian CaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:406 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:January 19, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199688478

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1. Jan Fagerberg, David Mowery, and Bart Verspagen: Introduction: Innovation in NorwaySection I: The Historical Evolution and Current Structure of the Norwegian National Innovation System2. Olav Wicken: The Layers of National Innovation Systems: The Historical Evolution of a National Innovation System in Norway3. Magnus Gulbrandsen and Lars Nerdrum: Public RandD and Industrial Innovation in Norway: A Historical Perspective4. Olav Wicken: The Role of RandD in Industrial Policy: Rise and Fall of a Research-Driven Strategy for Industrialization5. Fulvio Castellacci, Tommy H. Clausen, Svein Olav Nas, and Bart Verspagen: Norwegian Innovation and Industrial StructureSection II: Sectoral Innovation Systems in Norway: Old and New Paths6. Svein Erik Moen: Innovation and Production in the Norwegian Aluminium Industry7. Ole Andreas Engen: The Development of the Norwegian Petroleum Innovation System: A Historical Overview8. Heidi Wiig Aslesen: The Innovation System of Norwegian Aquacultured Salmonids9. Terje Gronning: Biotechnology in Norway: Joining the Mainstream or Cultivating a Peripheral Advantage?10. Knut Sogner: Slow Growth and Revolutionary Change: The Norwegian IT Industry Enters the Global Age, 1970-2005Section III: Innovation Policy and Institutions in Contemporary Norway11. Magnus Gulbrandsen and Lars Nerdrum: University-Industry Relations in Norway12. Magnus Gulbrandsen and Lars Nerdrum: The Technical-Industrial Research Institutes in the Norwegian Innovation SystemTommy H. Clausen: What Kinds of Firms Receive Financial Support for RandD and What Are the Effects?