This paper is a case study of a learning arena from the energy sector in Norway. The theoretical background for the thesis is the concept of The Learning Economy where learning is the most important process. The learning arena in question in this paper is a kind of learning arena the writer suspect will become increasingly more common in the future.
This paper try to draw a line from policy making trough the national system of innovation to a concrete place where learning is happening and innovation is in the making. The place where innovation policy can be measured is often in the business life and the implications are important to the firms. The interplay between a firm and the other actors in a system is attempted to be shown in this paper.
The analyses discuss the learning arena and try to show if this is a viably policy for the Norwegian system in the future. It tries to show the benefits of such an arena and how to do this in practice with a firm that operates in a global market with international partners and competitors, and the analyses is based on the actor’s perception of the situation.
Keywords: Innovation, The Learning Economy, The Learning Arena