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Bengt-Åke Lundvall

Aalborg University, Copenhague, Denmark

Professor of Economics at the Department of Business Studies at Aalborg University and since October 1, 2007 special Invited Professor at Science Po, Paris. M.A. in Economics, University of Gothenburg. In 1992-1995 Bengt-Åke Lundvall was Deputy Director at the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD. Lundvall has initiated and coordinated networks such as DRUID in Denmark, Cicalics in China and Globelics at the world level. He gives advice on innovation policy in China, France, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands as well as to international organizations such as UN-WIDER, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, World Bank, OECD and in 2009 to the European Commission. The EU nominated him Ambassador for the European Year of Creativity and Innovation. His most recent books are: How Europe’s Economies Learn (with E. Lorenz, Oxford University Press, 2006), Handbook on Innovation Systems in Developing Countries (with C. Chaminade, K. J. Joseph and J. Vang Lauridsen, Elgar, 2009), and National Systems of Innovation: Towards a Theory of Innovation and Interactive Learning (Anthem, 2010).

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