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SSN 1995-459X print
E-ISSN 2312-9972 online
ISSN 2500-2597 online English

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Leonid Gokhberg




Inga Ivanova 1, Oivind Strand 2, Loet Leydesdorff  3
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation
  • 2 Norwegian University of Science and Technology , Alesund, PO Box 1517, 6025 Aalesund, Norway
  • 3 University of Amsterdam, PO Box 15793, 1001 NG Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Synergy and Cycle Values in Regional Innovation Systems: The Case of Norway

2019. Vol. 13. No. 1. P. 48–61 [issue contents]

The innovation capacity of a system can be measured as the synergy in interactions among its parts. Synergy can be considered as a consequence of negative entropies among three parts of the system. We analyze the development of synergy value in the Norwegian innovation system in terms of mutual information among geographical, sectorial, and size distributions of firms. We use three different techniques for the evaluation of the evolution of synergy over time: rescaled range analysis, DFT, and geographical synergy decomposition. The data was provided by Statistics Norway for all Norwegian firms registered in the database between 2002 and 2014. The results suggest that the synergy at the level of both the country and its seven regions show non-chaotic oscillatory behavior which resonates in a set of natural frequencies. The finding of a set of frequencies implies a complex Triple-Helix structure, composed of many elementary triple helices, which can be theorized in terms of a fractal TH manifold.

Citation: Ivanova I., Strand Ø., Leydesdorff L. (2019) The Synergy and Cycle Values in Regional Innovation Systems: The Case of Norway. Foresight and STI Governance, vol. 13, no 1, pp. 48–61. DOI: 10.17323/2500-2597.2019.1.48.61
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