Stofnanir og nýsköpun á norðurslóðum: Þverfagleg rannsókn á hlutverki sveitarfélaga í nýsköpun

Bidragets oversatte titel: Institutions and Innovations in the North: Cross disciplinary study on the role of municipalities in innovation

Gunnar Thor Jóhannesson, Gestur Hovgaard

    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiFormidling

    Abstract

    This article discusses the role of municipalities and their institutions in innovation. It recounts the findings of a multi-national research project on the matter within the Nordic periphery and focuses on findings from the Faroe Islands and Iceland. Innovation is a term often emphasized in general discourse on local development. Often it is perceived as a solution to the challenges faced by peripheral societies. Although municipalities have traditionally played significant roles in the social formation in the Nordic countries little is known about their specific impact and function when it comes to innovation in different spheres of society. The article highlights the important and at times fluid innovative roles play by municipalities. The article is a joint Faroese – Icelandic venture. It is in two parts; the former is written on Faroese and recounts the background and aims of the research as well as the findings from the Faroes. The second part, in Icelandic, discusses the role of Icelandic municipalities and compares the findings form the two countries.
    Bidragets oversatte titelInstitutions and Innovations in the North: Cross disciplinary study on the role of municipalities in innovation
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelFrændafundur 5: Fyrirlestrar frá íslensk-færeyskri ráðstefnu í Reykjavík 19.-20. júní 2004
    RedaktørerMagnús Snædal, Arnfinnur Johansen
    Udgivelses stedReykjavík
    ForlagUniversity of Iceland Press
    Publikationsdato2005
    Sider186-203
    ISBN (Trykt)9979-54-694-8
    StatusUdgivet - 2005

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