There is a difference between entrepreneurs/innovators from other people. Innovators and entrepreneurs have a vision and possess the ability to recognize opportunities and sometimes radical new solutions.

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Since1948, the Norwegian economy, has prospered. Yearly growth has been at an average 3,1 percent.

Some factors are key to the tale of Norways prosperity, like productivity, adaptability, and innovation.

Today we are the 118th most populated country in the world:

at the same time we are the 24. largest economy
a fact which is mainly due to our high productivity per working hour

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DNBN Interviews Mr. Joop Wijn (ABN Amro)

Posted by on October 26, 2015
in Economics

Why is Norway important for the Netherlands?

Norway is one of the largest exporters of oil and gas in the world. A large part, around 80% of the Norwegian export has its final destination in Europe. And, as so often, these exports reach their final destination through the Netherlands. Rotterdam is by that token the largest port of Norway. Norway has a large trade surplus with the Netherlands. At the same time, the Netherlands has a lot to offer to Norway: shipbuilding, offshore technology, excellent knowledge of infrastructure, a world class service industry, and that in a virtual neighbouring country. Perhaps even more importantly, the Dutch and Norwegians get along very well. In many respects, the Dutch are the Southernmost Scandinavians!

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Having more women at the top is often seen as a politically correct but ineffective effort. However, when looking at the Norway’s women quota law, the Dutch economists Lotte Braeken and Esther-Mirjam Sent from Radboud University Nijmegen, prove with empirical evidence that the Norwegian initiative is not only effective but also beneficial.

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The World Economic Forum published the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013. In this report the WEF assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. The Report series remains the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide.

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