Jan Fagerberg

Professor emeritus
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Basic information

Jan Fagerberg is professor at the University of Oslo, where he is affiliated with the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK). He also has affiliations with the Department of Business and Management at Aalborg University (the IKE research group) and the Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE) at Lund University. In his research Fagerberg has particularly focused on the relationship between technology (innovation and diffusion) on the one hand and competitiveness, economic growth and development on the other. He has also, particularly in recent years, worked on innovation theory, innovation systems and innovation policy. Fagerberg has published extensively on these and other topics in books and journals and his research is widely cited and disseminated. There are nearly 1700 citations to his work in the Social Science Citation Index (ISI-Thomson) and five times as many in Google Scholar (CIRCLE Annual Report 2012). He is among the 1% most downloaded authors worldwide in “economics and related sciences” through the REPEC service.

Fagerberg is on the editorial boards of the journals “Evolutionary Economics”, “Industry and Innovation”, “Research Policy” and “Technology Analysis & Strategic Management”. He has been keynote speaker at numerous international conferences. Between 2004 and 2008 he was Vice-President of the Joseph Schumpeter Society. Fagerberg has been visiting professor at several foreign universities including the University of California San Diego, the Technical University of Lisbon (where he was a “Gulbenkian Professor”) and the University of Sussex. He has served on several committees in Norway and elsewhere, including the Norwegian Research Council and the European Science Foundation, and has been a consultant to the European Commission, the OECD and the United Nations. Recently he served as chairman of a Norwegian governmental committee assessing the efficiency of public support to R&D (in the public and private sector). Fagerberg also has extensive experience in teaching and supervision at the graduate and post-graduate level and has supervised six PhDs. 

For more information please visit Jan Fagerberg's web-page.


Tags: Innovation Studies, Innovation Policy, Competitiveness, Economic Growth, Economic Development

Selected publications

Selection, for a complete list (with download information) see Jan Fagerberg's WEBPAGE.


Fagerberg, Jan & Morten Fosaas & Koson Sapprasert 2012. Innovation: Exploring the knowledge base, Research Policy 41, (7), 1132-1153 

Fagerberg, Jan & Morten Fosaas &  Martin Bell & Ben Martin, 2011. Christopher Freeman: Social science entrepreneur.Research Policy 40, 897-916.

Fagerberg, J., M. Srholec and B. Verspagen 2010 Innovation and Development, in B. Hall og N. Rosenberg (ed.) Handbook of Economics of Innovation, Elsevier

Fagerberg, J., Mowery, D. and Verspagen, B. (eds.) 2009. Innovation, Path Dependency and Policy: The Norwegian case, Oxford University Press

Fagerberg, J, D. Mowery and B. Verspagen 2009. The evolution of Norway’s national innovation system, Science and Public Policy, 36: 431-444

Fagerberg, J. and B. Verspagen 2009. Innovation Studies - the emerging structure of a new scientific field, Research Policy, 38: 218-233

Fagerberg, J. and Srholec, M. 2008. National Innovation systems, capabilities and economic development, Research Policy, 37: 1417-1435

Fagerberg, J., Srholec, M. and Knell, M. 2007. The Competitiveness of Nations: Why Some Countries Prosper While Others Fall Behind?, World Development, 35 (10): 1595-1620.

Fagerberg, J., Mowery, D., and Nelson, R (eds.) 2004. The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press, Oxford. (also published in Italian and Chinese editions)

Cappelen, A., Castellacci, F., Fagerberg, J. and Verspagen, B. 2003. The Impact of EU Regional Support on Growth and Convergence in the European Union, Journal of Common Market Studies, 41 (4): 621-44.

Fagerberg, J. 2003. Schumpeter and the revival of evolutionary economics: an appraisal of the literature, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 13, 125-159.

Fagerberg, J. 2002. Technology, Growth and Competitiveness: Selected Essays, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.


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