Eirik Vatne

Professor Emeritus Eirik Vatne

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Regional development Business location Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Eirik Vatne has been a professor since 1996, arriving from a position as a senior researcher at the Centre for Applied Research (SNF). He received his dr.oecon. degree from NHH in 1995.

Vatne’s main research interests are in the field of economic geography and firm-based studies of location, agglomeration and regional development. He has a special interest in the spatial evolution of the Norwegian petroleum industry, the location of rapid growth firms and innovation processes and innovation systems in the service industry. He has published a number of reports, journal articles, book chapters and edited books in these areas. 

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Vatne, Eirik Growth and innovation. Private equity and innovation processes in service industries. 2015
Vatne, Eirik; Bastesen, Jarle Rapid-Growth Firms: Exploring the Role and Location of Entrepreneurial Ventures Agglomeration, Clusters and Entrepreneurship; page 159 - 198; 2014
Vatne, Eirik; Sjøholt, Peter Understanding the role of services in the globalisation process: The case of Norway Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift Volume 66 (2); page 99 - 112; 2012
Vatne, Eirik Regional agglomeration and growth: the classical approach Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth; page 54 - 66; 2011
Vatne, Eirik Nyskaping og vekstforetak etterlyses. Hvem tar risikoen? Samfunnsøkonomen (2); page 30 - 40; 2018
Vatne, Eirik Alliances and Franchises The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology; 2017
Vatne, Eirik Omforming av statlige foretak og utvikling av privat sektor Kinas økonomi; page 138 - 156; 2012
Vatne, Eirik Local resource mobilization and internationalization strategies in small and medium sized enterprises Entrepreneurship and Globalization; page 63 - 80; 2009
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Business location decisions, Innovation, Interorganizational relations/business networks, China