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Perspectives on the Success and Early History of the Industrial Institute for Economic and Social Research (IUI)
Abstract: The Industrial Institute of Economic and Social Research
(IUI) was founded in 1939. In less than ten years, IUI grew from a small
survey bureau to a leading research institute focused on microeconomic
research relevant to industrial development. Based on a number of new
commemorative essays and biographies written by or about former IUI
researchers published in Henrekson (2009), this essay describes the
Institute’s accomplishments and the particular research environment at IUI.
It also discusses the conditions conducive to a creative, productive
research environment. While most of these accounts do not extend beyond the
end of the 1970s, the insights provided are highly relevant for
contemporary research institutes.
Keywords: Applied research; Creativity; Entrepreneurship; Research institute; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: B31; D02; D21; L20; O14; (follow links to similar papers)
23 pages, September 2, 2009
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Henrekson, Magnus, (2011), 'Perspectives on the Success and Early History of the Industrial Institute for Economic and Social Research (IUI)', History of Economic Ideas, Vol. 19, No. 1, pages 125-146
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