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Innovation policies for SMEs in Norway: Analytical framework and policy options



This report presents a perspective on the role of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the Norwegian economy, and on the future role of SME-oriented innovation policy. It overviews the general position of SMEs in the industrial structure, reviews their innovation performance, discusses the development and use of skills and technological competence in such firms, analyses the role of SMEs in industrial clusters, and describes public policy initiatives directed towards SMEs. Finally, it discusses some options for future policy actions.

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  • Keith Smith & Arne Isaksen, "undated". "Innovation policies for SMEs in Norway: Analytical framework and policy options," STEP Report series 199702, The STEP Group, Studies in technology, innovation and economic policy.
  • Handle: RePEc:stp:stepre:1997r02

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