Forfatterarkiv: Miriam Joakimsen

Doktorgradskurs i Innovation Systems, Cluster and Innovation Policy

I uke 43 gjennomføres et doktorgradskurs i ‘Innovation Systems, Clusters and Innovation Policy’ ved Universitetet i Agder i Kristiansand. To av forelesningene er åpne for alle interesserte. Begge holdes av svært anerkjente forskere innenfor innovasjonsfeltet.

Forelesningene er:
Onsdag 25. Oktober 13.15-15.00: Professor Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Aalborg Universitet: Innovation policy in the learning economy. Auditorium B2 002, UiA Kristiansand
Fredag 26. oktober 12.15-14.00: Professor Charles Edquist, Lund Universitet: Demand and mission-oriented innovation policy – including public procurement for innovation. Auditorium B2 001, UiA Kristiansand
 
For å finne auditorium B2 001 og B2 002 går en inn hovedinngangen ved UiA, tar til høyre i Vrimlehallen, opp trappa til andre etasje, deretter til høyre. Begge dagene serveres det lunsj utenfor auditoriet fra kl. 12.30 (onsdag) og 11.30 (fredag).
 
Kontaktperson: Arne Isaksen

Sørlandets transformasjon

Under Ibsen-/ Hamsun-dagene holder RIS  seminar på UiA i Grimstad fredag 17. august kl 10-13: http://www.ibsenhamsun.no/program/

Tema: Sørlandets transformasjon:

Innlegg

Olav Arild Abrahamsen: Sosiale strukturere i utviklingen av Sørlandsbyene:  Eksempel Farsund
Jon Paschen Knudsen:  Sosial og politisk transformasjon på Agder
Arne Isaksen: Produksjonens transformasjon: fra Fordisme til kunnskapsbasert økonomi: Eksempel fra IKT på Agder

Hans Chr Garmann Johnsen: Modernisme og Sørlandet.

Municipalities as Governance Network Actors in Rural Communities

The concept of rural network governance can include different practices, and it is important to gain insight into governance role formation processes. The ability of rural municipalities to effectively perform their role as  governance network actors is significantly influenced by municipal organization and norms. Small differences can have big consequences and lead municipalities into different types of governance network roles. This is important to consider in situations where rural communities are facing imbalances and the municipalities increasingly are expected to engage in new roles and take more responsibility for local development. Effective strategies for using local network structures can help rural communities achieve sustainable development. We develop four different governance network models and discuss how the municipal authorities and citizen groups in two rural communities in Setesdal, Norway, perceive the current governance role of the municipality as well as their views on how this role ideally should be performed. We conclude that explanations for the different strategies relate mainly to norms and processes that are endogenous to the communities, which may indicate that rural municipalities have a great deal of autonomy in deciding how to use local network resources.

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What is Region in Regional Clusters?

This is the title of a paper that professor Arne Isaksen and senior researcher James Karlsen has published in the journal Industry and Innovation.

This paper focuses on the question to what extent knowledge sources in regional clusters stimulate the innovation activity of cluster firms. In doing so we contribute to the literature by combining two analytical approaches: by (1) distinguishing firms dominated by different innovation modes; and (2) differentiating between inter-organizational linkages and open knowledge environments as two distinct knowledge sources. Based on data from the Agder equipment supplier industry we demonstrate that mobility of labour, local buzz and inter-organizational linkages are key regional knowledge sources, but clearly more so for some types of firms than others.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13662716.2012.669616