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Author Ranestad, Kristin, author.

Title Knowledge-based growth in natural resource intensive economies : mining, knowledge development and innovation in Norway 1860-1940 / Kristin Ranestad.

Published Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.


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Physical description 1 online resource (291 pages).
Series Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Palgrave studies in economic history.
Springer Economics and Finance eBooks 2018 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Theoretical and historiographical framework -- Introduction -- An innovative and growing mining sector -- Part II -- Catching up with world mining : a model of mining knowledge -- Part III -- The university, the Norwegian Institute of technology (NIT), technical schools, and the mining school -- Mining companies : domestic and foreign businesses -- The capital goods industry -- National geological survey of Norway -- Conclusion.
Summary This book rejects the idea that natural resource industries are doomed to slow growth. Rather, it examines the case of Norway to demonstrate that such industries can prove highly innovative and dynamic. Here, the case is compellingly made that a key empirical problem with the popular 'resource curse' argument is that some of the richest countries in the world - namely Norway, Sweden, Canada and Australia - have all developed fast-growing economies based on natural resources. Analysis of innovation and knowledge development in natural resource industries reveal important new insights about the role of learning and innovation. These insights are key to understanding variances in growth levels between natural resource-based economies. Ranestad illustrates how Norway's high economic performance is built on knowledge-based natural resource industries. While Norwegian industries may have originated because of foreign technology and expertise, they thrived due to further developments carried out by organisations within Norway. Ranestad looks at how these developments were possible due to the country's high level of human capital, capacity for knowledge absorption and ability to adapt to new global technological and economic circumstances. Kristin Ranestad is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oslo, Norway. Her research interests are in economic history, global history and the history of technology.-- Provided by publisher.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Natural resources -- Norway -- History.
Information policy -- Norway.
Knowledge economy -- Norway.
Knowledge, Sociology of.
Norway -- Economic conditions.
Electronic books.
ISBN 3319964127
9783319964126 (electronic bk.)