Analysis of public R&D funding in Norway: ERAWATCH R&D SpecialisationMay 28 2013
NIFU working report 2006:51. The availability of data on R&D and economic specialisation (public R&D funding, BERD etc.) for Norway is excellent both in OECD and EUROSTAT databases. In this study we explore the availability and applicability of more disaggregated national data in order to investigate whether it is possible to establish more ‘finer nuances’ of specialisation patterns in the Norwegian public R&D system compared to the information obtained from OECD and EUROSTAT statistics.
This report is therefore concerned with exploring the disaggregated use of wider classifications of public R&D funding based on national data sources in order to improve the understanding of the priorities and specialisation of the Norwegian R&D system. Here, the focus will be on the nexus of public R&D funding of business enterprise intramural R&D expenditures (BERD), public R&D funding of HERD and GOVERD and private R&D funding of HERD and GOVERD as well as certain other issues related to the performance of Norwegian R&D systems a whole.