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The Next Big Thing?: Trends Shaping Nordic Innovation
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2009 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Next Big Thing? Trends Shaping Nordic Innovation is written for people interested in and working with the issues of innovation, economic development, globalisation and climate change, and how these issues impact on companies and  industries, and in  national or in  international settings  such as Nordic co-operation or  the European Union. The book argues that innovation needs to measured and managed. Innovation needs to be developed as a serious management discipline in order to deliver on the future expectations of investors whether these investors are from private companies or public government agencies. The publication also argues that there is a need to emphasise that research is not the same as innovation, and that we need to distinguish between science and the 'scientific method' in order to develop better innovation policies and innovation management techniques. In the final focus chapter on climate change the book states that the Nordic region has a strong position within some of the new energy and environment industries. Yet, in order to keep that position and to stay in the global vanguard of clean technologies and climate industries, it might be necessary for the Nordic countries to experiment with what the authors call ‘forced innovation’. The book is relevant for industry branch organisations, company managers, policy makers, public policy professionals as well as graduate and undergraduate courses in management, innovation, entrepreneurship, globalisation and climate change.

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Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers , 2009. , 121 p.
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 2009:546
Keyword [fi]
elinkeinoelämä, työoikeus, ympäristö
Keyword [da]
Erhvervsliv, Arbejdsret, Miljø
Keyword [is]
Atvinnulíf, Vinnuréttur, Umhverfi
Keyword [no]
Næringsliv, Arbeidsrett, Miljø
Research subject
Business; Labour law; Environment
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-882DOI: 10.6027/TN2009-546ISBN: 978-92-893-1883-9OAI: diva2:701190
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