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Industrial R&D Policy in Norway: Who Gets the Funding and What are the Effects?

Tommy H. Clausen

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/9780199551552.003.0013
Industrial R&D Policy in Norway: Who Gets the Funding and What are the Effects?

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This chapter presents an empirical analysis of contemporary Norwegian innovation policy with a particular emphasis on research and development (R&D). It investigates whether and to what extent the ‘national champions' strategy’ identified in the historical analysis in Chapter 4 persists in more recent policymaking. In the analysis, it is found that national champions are more inclined to get access to both development and research subsidies from Norwegian technology programs. The results also suggest that subsidies for ‘research’ within firms increase firm-financed R&D spending while subsidies for ‘development’ substitute such R&D.

Keywords: innovation policy; subsidies; CIS data; policymaking

Chapter.  8791 words. 

Subjects: Political Economy

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