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Economic Geography, Regional Development and Planning

This field of research includes a variety of topics about the knowledge economy, geography and services. Topics include sourcing strategies, management strategies, development of competence, entrepreneurship and innovations as well as how different production systems have organised and localised their service activities. The research and publications cover SMEs, large companies as well the public sector. The activities are based on a long-term collaboration with colleagues at RESER European Association for Research on Services.

Ongoing research by Grete Rusten and her team with master and Phd-projects include:

  • Cross-sector partnerships and social innovations linked to vocational education
  • Green economies and services
  • The geography of the service economy