Article: Industrial Innovation Collaboration in a Capital Region Context

This article investigates the relationship between capital region location and the firm level decision to engage in innovation collaboration. Senior researcher Øyvind Pålshaugen, Work Research Institute, is one of the authors.

Capital region location is found to be associated with a slightly lower propensity to engage in innovation collaboration within own region and a distinctively lower propensity to engage in domestic collaboration as a whole. By contrast, we find no substantial differences between firms in the capital and other Norwegian regions with respect to foreign innovation collaboration or with respect to innovation activity in general. This means that firms in the capital exchange knowledge among each other by other means than collaboration and draw comparatively less of their innovation input from the collaboration networks which define the national innovation system as a whole. Implications for regional innovation policy are discussed and important issues for future research identified.

Read more on publisher’s homepage

Literature :
Herstad. S., Pålshaugen, Ø. and Ebersberger, B. (2011): ’Industrial Innovation Collaboration in a Capital Region Context’. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, vol 2, no 4:507-5032.

Contact WRI:
Øyvind Pålshaugen 

WRI, December 22nd , 2011

Olaug Hagen

På agendaen


Juridiske aspekter ved arbeidsutleie - Arbeidsutleiebedrifter/vikarbyråer har preget norsk og europeisk arbeidsliv i flere tiår, men har også trådt i stadig skiftende juridisk terreng. Se presentasjon fra AFI-forum 31.10.2013.
» mer...

Fokus på prosjekter


AFI i media