Research projects

Policies for Fast-growing Companies

Project manager: Magnus Henrekson

Niklas Elert and Mikael Stenkula

In this project we analyze the process of fast-growing enterprises creating employment and jobs, as well as the institutional framework affecting these companies.

To analyze how the institutional framework can be expected to affect the fast-growing companies, we use the so-called expertise-block-theory. According to this theory, growth at the company level is driven by an ongoing process where innovative knowledge is discovered, developed and applied. The block of expertise consists of key players with complementary skills required to generate and commercialize new business ideas: I.e. inventors, entrepreneurs, industrialists, venture capitalists, actors in the secondary markets, educated/skilled labor and skilled customers.




International cooperation

Visiting researchers

Collaborating with others is essential for IFN as a research institute. Our researchers co-author articles with colleagues from other institutes, and many also teach at various universities and colleges.

As part of our extensive program of guest researchers, leading international researchers visit the institute. The visitors present and pursue their research as well as interact and cooperate with researchers at IFN.

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