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Public Sector Research and Industrial Innovation in Norway: A Historical Perspective

Magnus Gulbrandsen and Lars Nerdrum

in Innovation, Path Dependency, and Policy

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199551552
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720819 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551552.003.0003
Public Sector Research and Industrial Innovation in Norway: A Historical Perspective

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This chapter analyses the historical role of public research organizations for industrial growth and innovation in Norway, and the changes in this role over time. Public research organizations include research institutes and higher education institutions, and the chapter goes back in time to the 19th century. Like many other countries, Norway has a large number of research institutes involved in innovation, and these organizations 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 modernizations of traditional industries.

Keywords: public research; university-industry relations; historical perspective; research institute

Chapter.  11101 words. 

Subjects: Political Economy

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