Recent Submissions

  • Nothing is in the air 

    Fitjar, Rune Dahl; Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-03)
    It has often been argued that “there is something in the air” which makes firms in high-density environments—such as cities or clusters—more innovative. The co-location of firms facilitates the emergence of serendipity and ...
  • Skottland – fra unionisme til uavhengighetsavstemning 

    Fitjar, Rune Dahl (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014)
    Ved parlamentsvalget i 1955 vant Scottish Unionist Party rent flertall i Skottland med 50,1 prosent av stemmene, og Skottlands forhold til unionen var knapt på dagsorden. Et halvt århundre senere har Skottland betydelig ...
  • Organizing Product Innovation: Hierarchy, Market or Triple-Helix Networks? 

    Fitjar, Rune Dahl; Gjelsvik, Martin; Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014)
    This paper assesses the extent to which the organization of the innovation effort in firms – as well as the geographical scale at which this effort is pursued – affects the capacity to benefit from product innovations. ...
  • Networking, context and firm-level innovation: Cooperation through the regional filter in Norway 

    Fitjar, Rune Dahl; Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-07)
    The paper assesses the role for innovation of one aspect which has been generally overlooked by evolutionary economic geography: context. It analyses how context shapes the impact of collaboration on firm-level innovation ...
  • Not too close, not too far: testing the Goldilocks principle of ‘optimal’ distance in innovation networks 

    Fitjar, Rune Dahl; Huber, Franz; Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
    This paper analyses how the formation of collaboration networks affects firm-level innovation by applying the ‘Goldilocks principle’. The ‘Goldilocks principle’ of optimal distance in innovation networks postulates that ...
  • Global Pipelines for Innovation: Insights from the case of Norway 

    Fitjar, Rune Dahl; Huber, Franz (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-06)
    Using data on 418 Norwegian firms, the results confirm the hypotheses that innovative/radically innovative firms tend to be more involved in international personal and formal networks than non-innovative/incrementally ...
  • Hooked up to the international artistic community: external linkages, absorptive capacity and exporting by small creative firms 

    Fitjar, Rune Dahl; Jøsendal, Kari (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
    The contemporary economy is marked both by the growth in international trade and the increasing importance of the creative industries. However, these activities are dominated by big firms and big cities, spurring a large ...
  • Regional skill relatedness: towards a new measure of regional related diversification 

    Fitjar, Rune Dahl; Timmermans, Bram (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
    This paper proposes a novel index of regional skill-relatedness and calculates this measure for all Norwegian labour-market regions. Studies of regional related diversification rely on measures of related variety, which ...
  • Subsidized to change ? The impact of R & D policy on regional technological diversification 

    Mewes, Lars; Broekel, Tom (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-03)
    Previous research shows ample evidence that regional diversification is strongly path dependent, as regions are more likely to diversify into related than unrelated activities. In this paper, we ask whether contemporary ...
  • Oasis in the desert? Bridging academics’ collaboration activities as a conduit for global knowledge flows to peripheral regions 

    Atta-Owusu, Kwadwo (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-05)
    Peripheral regions, like others, require a sustained flow of global knowledge to stimulate innovation and economic growth. Unfortunately, the dearth of innovative firms in these regions hampers foreign knowledge attraction. ...
  • Do political risks harm development of oil fields? 

    Bøe, Kristine; Jordal, Therese; Mikula, Stepan; Molnar, Peter (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-11)
    We examine the impact of political risks and financial development on investments in the petroleum industry utilizing a unique dataset of investments in individual oil and gas fields around the world. We find that the ...
  • Supply and demand determinants of natural gas price volatility in the U.K.: A vector autoregression approach 

    Misund, Bård; Øglend, Atle (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-06)
    Since 2008, the U.K. natural gas market has witnessed a marked drop in volatility. This fall has coincided with specific events in oil and gas sector such as the onset of the U.S. “shale gas revolution” and the subsequent ...
  • Hedging efficiency of Atlantic salmon futures 

    Misund, Bård; Asche, Frank (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-08)
    This article examines the hedging properties of Atlantic salmon futures. Hedging is important because it allows for mitigation of the risk of adverse price changes in the spot market. We examine the hedging efficiency of ...
  • Throttling hyperactive robots – order-to-trade ratios at the Oslo Stock Exchange 

    Jørgensen, Kjell; Skjeltorp, Johannes A.; Ødegaard, Bernt Arne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-09)
    We investigate the effects of introducing a fee on excessive order-to-trade ratios (OTRs) on market quality at the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE). We find that traders reacted to the regulation as measured OTRs fell. However, ...
  • Exploration vs. acquisition of oil and gas reserves: Effect on stock returns 

    Misund, Bård (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-02-21)
    This paper examines how oil and gas companies’ reserves growth affects their share price returns. In particular we examine three issues affecting the relation between reserves changes and oil and gas firm returns. First, ...
  • How exchange rate affects Chinese processing trade? The case of ground fish 

    Zhang, Dengjun; Xie, Jinghua; Myrland, Øystein (Journal article, 2017-09)
    As imports destined for primary processing and then exporting occur across industries, in this study we developed a structural model to examine how exchange rate affects the exports of processed ground fish from China. The ...
  • Regional betydning av fiskeri- og havbruksnæringen - et forprosjekt 

    Olafsen, Trude; Sandberg, Merete Gisvold; Stokka, Arne; Volden, Gro Holst; Tveterås, Ragnar (SINTEF Fiskeri og havbruk rapporter;A106054, Research report, 2010-10)
    1.Utvikling av en prinsipiell modell for flerregional ringvirkningsanalyse med fokus på 3 regioner: - Nord-Norge (Finnmark, Troms, Nordland) - Midtnorge (Trøndelagsfylkene, Møre-og Romsdal) - Vestlandet (Sogn og Fjordane, ...
  • Strategi for norsk blåskjellnæring 

    Winther, Ulf; Olafsen, Trude; Aarhus, Ingvild Johanne; Tveterås, Ragnar (Sintef Fiskeri og havbruk;SFH80-A106001, Research report, 2010-03)
    På bakgrunn av utfordringer og muligheter som er identifisert for blåskjellnæringen i Norge foreslås en strategi for årene 2010-2013 med rullering av strategien på slutten av perioden. Målsettingen som ligger til grunn for ...
  • Catch, Stock Elasticity, and an Implicit Index of Fishing Effort 

    Ekerhovd, Nils-Arne; Gordon, Daniel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-12)
    Economists are interested in the relationship between fishing effort and stock size, and the impact on catch levels. The interest lies in the stock elasticity where it is thought that for pelagic fish species it is close ...
  • Skatte- og avgiftsmessig asymmetri ved leasing av personkjøretøy etter endring av minimumsperiode fra 3 til 4 år. 

    Olsen, Harald Sigurd (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Fra og med 2015 ble minimumsperioden for leasing av personkjøretøy hevet til 4 år. Begrunnelsen for endringen var at daværende minimumsperiode på 3 år medførte subsidiering av leasing ved at merverdiavgiften ikke ble ...

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