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Palgrave Studies in Economic History

Knowledge-Based Growth in Natural Resource Intensive Economies

Mining, Knowledge Development and Innovation in Norway 1860–1940

Authors: Ranestad, Kristin

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  • Analyses innovation from a historical perspective in Norway
  • Norway is one of the richest countries in the world based on natural resources
  • Suggests that natural resource intensive industries in high-income economies have been highly knowledge intensive, dynamic and innovative
  • Relevant to courses in economic history, economic geography, innovation studies and innovation economics, science and technology studies, development economics and development studies
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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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96412-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96411-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge-Based Growth in Natural Resource Intensive Economies
Book Subtitle
Mining, Knowledge Development and Innovation in Norway 1860–1940
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96412-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96412-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96411-9
Series ISSN
2662-6497
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 285
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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