Book Launch Event: Globalisation, New and Emerging Technologies and Sustainable Development

New book: "Globalisation, New and Emerging Technologies and Sustainable Development – The Danish Innovation System in Transition". Edited by Jesper Lindgaard Christensen, Birgitte Gregersen, Jacob Rubæk Holm, and Edward Lorenz.


16.08.2021 kl. 13.00 - 16.00



13:00-14:15: Welcome and presentation of selected chapters

14:15-16:00: Reception (staff kitchen area)

About the book

This book explores the capacity of the Danish innovation system to respond to key societal challenges including the green imperative of achieving growth with environmental sustainability and the need to adapt to new and possibly disruptive changes in technology. In many respects, the Danish case stands out as successful and a good point of departure for tackling these challenges. In benchmarking exercises such as the EU Innovation Scoreboard, the Danish innovation system consistently belongs to the so-called ‘innovation leaders’ together with other small countries (Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, and Luxemburg).

However, a key question in this book is to what extent the Danish innovation system in its current stage is able to respond to key challenges on the horizon and maintain its high living standard. To discuss this, the book takes a closer look at key features of the Danish innovation system and considers how it is being put under pressure from globalisation, disruptive technologies and transition to more sustainable production and consumption. While the empirical point of departure is Denmark, the challenges are not isolated to the Danish case or to small, open economies of which Denmark is an example. For this reason, the book is of general interest for the analysis of national innovation systems and policies to support their development.

Published: May 21, 2021 Series: Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology, Routledge.


Please register to Dorte Baymler, no later than August 11.

View PDF version of the book launch event invitation. 




Aalborg University Business School


Fibigerstræde 11, room 1

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