Dataset: Constructing Regional Advantage in Knowledge-based Industries - Norwegian Policy Approaches (ECRP-2007)

Abstract

The Norwegian part of the overall project investigates how three different regions (Oslo, Gjøvik- Raufoss and Arendal-Grimstad) operate and adapt the two national policy initiatives of FORNY and Arena in order to increase the number of knowledge based start-ups and stimulate cluster building processes in the regions.  

The three study regions represent different types of regionalinnovation systems, and are selected to be comparable with regions studied in other European countries in the overall project. The policy initiatives under study are four commercialisation units focusing on stimulating start-ups and patenting in the biomedical and biotech industries in Oslo, Akerselva Innovasjon focusing on cluster building processes in the cultural industries in Oslo, Arena Lettmetall in Gjøvik-Raufoss which aims to stimulate cooperation between important actors within andbeyond the light weight metal cluster in the region, and, lastly, the research park in Arendal-Grimstad which is a commercialisation unit aimed to stimulate start-ups andcluster building processes within the region's ICT industry. The country specific cases of policy initiatives in the overall project will be compared according to a joint frame of reference and common criteria. Comparable types of data are also gathered, and include in the Norwegian case documents and reports about FORNY and Arena, secondary data on the three study regions and industries, and interviews with policy actors, knowledge suppliers and selected firms involved in the investigated policy initiatives and regions.  

The Norwegian study will have a special contribution to the overall project by focusing particularly on the activity of regional support organisations, which in this case are commercialisation units in the FORNY program and regional cluster organisation in the Arena project. The project will in particular analyse how such organisations develop capabilities of learning to be able to design tools adapted to their target group of firms and clusters. Dissemination of results from the project includes conference papers and scientific articles, but also meetings and seminars to discuss and share results from the Norwegian and international cases with relevant actors in the national and regional support system.

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Constructing Regional Advantage in Knowledge-based Industries - Norwegian Policy Approaches (ECRP-2007)

Identification Number

NSD1875

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Isaksen, Arne Agder University College

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Isaksen, Arne Agder University College HiA Principal Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2009 Arne Isaksen, Agder University College

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Research Council of Norway NFR 183132

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2013-12-11

Notes

Original data from Arne Isaksen, Agder University College are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"Constructing Regional Advantage in Knowledge-based Industries - Norwegian Policy Approaches (ECRP-2007), 2009". Data collected by Arne Isaksen, Agder University College.  First NSD edition, Bergen 2013.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2008-10-01 2009-12-01

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2008-10-01 2009-12-01

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Municipality

Unit of Analysis

Organisation

Universe

Companies in Raufoss

Kind of Data

Textual data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Sampling Procedure

Information-rich companies in Raufoss. 25 persons are interviewed.

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face interview

Location

Availability Status

Data from ”Constructing Regional Advantage in Knowledge-based Industries - Norwegian Policy Approaches (ECRP-2007), 2009” are made available for research purposes (including phd and master theses) when ordered.

Extent of Collection

1 data file(s); different formats can be made.

Restrictions

Data from "Constructing Regional Advantage in Knowledge-based Industries - Norwegian Policy Approaches (ECRP-2007), 2009" are made available for research purposes (including phd and master theses) when ordered.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
"(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "Constructing Regional Advantage in Knowledge-based Industries - Norwegian Policy Approaches (ECRP-2007), 2009". The survey was financed by The Reasearch Council of Norway. The data are provided by Arne Isaksen, Agder University College and prepared and made available by NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither Arne Isaksen, Agder University College, The Reasearch Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets a PDF-file of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.

Conditions

The order form has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.

Disclaimer

Neither Arne Isaksen, Agder University College, The Reasearch Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

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