The research presented in this report measures and analyzes three key dimensions of Norway’s economy and society: talent, technology and innovation, and the social context in which they are embedded. It builds upon the theory of the “3ts” of economic development advanced in the rise of the Creative Class by american professor richard Florida, but it expands it by integrating the analysis with a wide range of additional variables such as new firms formation, employment generation, house prices, geographical proximity and connectedness.
The work builds three composite indexes (talent, technology, and tolerance) and a synthetic “Norwegian Creativity Index” that summarizes all three of them. Data and indicators have been collected for all the 429 Norwegian municipalities, and analyzed with reference to the most recent data (Part I of the report) and to the trends registered over time (Part II), thus offering a unique and detailed socio-economic picture of the country and of its trajectory.
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