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Public sector research and industrial innovation in Norway: a historical perspective

  • Magnus Gulbrandsen

    (Norwegian Institute for Studies in Research and Education - Centre for Innovation Research)

  • Lars Nerdrum

    (Norwegian Institute for Studies in Research and Education - Centre for Innovation Research)

This paper analyses the historical role of public research organisations for industrial growth and innovation in Norway – and the changes in this role over time. Public research organisations include research institutes and higher education institutions, and we go back in time to the 19th century. Like many other countries, Norway has a large number research institutes involved in innovation, and these organisations have an equally long history as higher education institutions. Public sector research has co-evolved with the national industrial structure, and institutes and universities have played central roles in developing high technology sectors and activities as well as in modernisations of traditional industries.

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Paper provided by Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo in its series Working Papers on Innovation Studies with number 20070602.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2007
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Handle: RePEc:tik:inowpp:20070602
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