Knowledge Conventions and Public Infrastructure

  • Torbjørn ScheiEmail author
Part of the MARE Publication Series book series (MARE, volume 8)


This chapter focuses on the contribution to industrial development from educational vocational training (EVT) in a period when the Norwegian fish processing industry has been in decline. Its pool of skilled labor has eroded in particular for the salted fish industry, characterised by a low level of formal competence and no tradition for seeking higher education. This dominating cost-oriented convention in an industry composed of relatively small enterprises has not demanded sufficient specialized, higher educated, people to support market oriented production. Thus an increasing mismatch between knowledge conventions in the fishing and processing industries, and in the more academic oriented development of an education infrastructure, is only now evolving.


Institutions Conventions Subtle alliances Vocational education Learning region 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Finnmark University CollegeAltaNorway

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