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Innovation and Innovation Policy in the Nordic Region

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  • Fagerberg, Jan
  • Fosaas, Morten

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This paper reports on a desk-study on innovation performance and policies influencing it in four Nordic countries. The study is entirely based on published sources, either on the web (Eurostat, the OECD, the World Bank etc.), or in the form of articles, books, reports and evaluations. The first section introduces the study and deals with conceptual issues. Section two contains a descriptive analysis of innovation activities in the Nordic area and a broader set of countries with which the Nordic countries may be compared with the help of data from the Community Innovation Survey (CIS) and other relevant sources. Section three of the paper, then, presents - for four Nordic countries – an analysis of their innovation policies and how these have evolved towards their present stance. Lessons and questions for further research are discussed in the fourth and final section.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 56114.

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Date of creation: 2014
Date of revision: 2014
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:56114

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Keywords: Innovation; innovation policy; Nordic countries;

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  1. Jan Fagerberg & Morten Fosaas & Martin Bell & Ben Martin, 2011. "Christopher Freeman: Social Science Entrepreneur," Working Papers on Innovation Studies, Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo 20110926, Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo.
  2. Narula, Rajneesh, 2002. "Innovation systems and 'inertia' in R&D location: Norwegian firms and the role of systemic lock-in," Research Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 31(5), pages 795-816, July.
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