Lundvall, Bengt-Åke 1941-

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LUNDVALL, Bengt-Åke 1941-

(Bengt-Ake Lundyall)

PERSONAL: Born October 8, 1941, in Karlsborg, Sweden; son of Sven (a sales director) and Aina Lundvall; married Birte Siim (a professor), 1992. Education: University of Gothenburg, M.Econ., 1969.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—University of Ålborg, Fibigersstraede 4, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: University of Ålborg, Ålborg, Denmark, member of business faculty; OECD-secretariat, Paris, France, deputy director, 1992-95; GLOBELICS, Ålborg, Denmark, coordinator; Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, special term professor.


(Editor, with Christopher Freeman) Small Countries Facing the Technological Revolution, Pinter (New York, NY), 1988.

(Editor) National Systems of Innovation: Toward a Theory of Innovation and Interactive Learning, Pinter Publishers (London, England), 1992.

(Editor, with Daniele Archibugi) The Globalizing Learning Economy, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2001.

Innovation, Growth, and Social Cohesion: The Danish Model, Edward Elgar Publishing (Northampton, MA), 2002.

(Editor, with Pedro Conceição and Manual V. Heitor) Innovation, Competence Building, and Social Cohesion in Europe: Towards a Learning Society, Edward Elgar Publishing (Northampton, MA), 2003.

Contributor to books, including The New Knowledge Economy in Europe: A Strategy for International Competitiveness and Social Cohesion, edited by Maria João Rodrigues, Edward Elgar Publishing (Northampton, MA), 2002.

SIDELIGHTS: Bengt-Åke Lundvall told CA: "My major motivation is to understand and make understandable socio-economic evolution, with special reference to the role of knowledge and learning. The most important inspiration has come from Christopher Freeman, who is outstanding both in terms of personality and scientific quality. If I have a strong side, it is a capability to cross disciplinary borders and to form syntheses of theoretical elements and empirical observations. My research and writings have been strongly motivated by the fact that standard economics is so weak when it comes to explaining how innovation and learning affect economic development."