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Learning Factories

The Nordic Model of Manufacturing

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 1-21
  3. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 23-36
  4. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 37-60
  5. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 61-82
  6. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 83-101
  7. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 103-134
  8. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 135-147
  9. Halvor Holtskog, Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Geir Ringen
    Pages 149-156
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 157-173

About this book

Introduction

This book examines how the norms, culture, and practices of the socio-economic Nordic model give them a competitive edge in globalized production chains. Using the Norwegian automotive industry – one of the most globalized industries in the world – as the empirical foundation of the book, it examines the strengths, tensions, and challenges the Norwegian work organization style meets in this particular business environment. It explores the current indicators of competitiveness, innovation, scientific excellence, and well-being as compared with the US, UK, EU, Japan, and elsewhere to address the hotly debated question of how institutions and culture contribute to or inhibit certain forms of work organization, learning, and economic performance.
Integrating action research, organization studies, and learning and innovatio
n economics, this book provides a more precise understanding of how institutions and cultures at a macro level shape learning practices in a competitive industry. 

Keywords

Nordic model Nordic countries global production chain manufacturing automotive industry organizational studies socio-economics labor market innovation economics organizational learning strategy global manufacturing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Manufacturing and Civil EngineeringNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyGjøvikNorway
  2. 2.School of BusinessGeorge Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Industrial Economics and Technology ManagementNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyGjøvikNorway
  4. 4.Department of Manufacturing and Civil EngineeringNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyGjøvikNorway

About the authors

Halvor Holtskog is Professor of Technology Management in the Department of Technology, Economy, and Management at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. 

Elias G. Carayannis is Full Professor of Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; co-Founder and co-Director of the Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI); and Director of Research on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, European Union Research Center (EURC) at the School of Business of the George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA. 

Aris Kaloudis is Professor and Head of Unit at Norwegian University of Science
and Technology (NTNU), Norway. 

Geir Ringen is Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. 




Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Learning Factories
  • Book Subtitle The Nordic Model of Manufacturing
  • Authors Halvor Holtskog
    Elias G. Carayannis
    Aris Kaloudis
    Geir Ringen
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Democracy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship for Growth
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Democracy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship for Growth
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41887-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-41886-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82456-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-41887-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 173
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Innovation/Technology Management
    Production
    Labor Economics
    Automotive Industry
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