Veronique Schutjens, Nardo de Vries and Anne Risselada
Peter Warda and Börje Johansson
Rannveig Edda Hjaltadóttir, Teemu Makkonen and Nils Karl Sørensen
Harvey Goldstein, Verena Peer and Sabine Sedlacek
Innovations, Networks and Collaborations
Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Martin Andersson and Lina Bjerke
This chapter discusses the role of the railway in the regional industrialization of Scandinavia. It is focused on two questions: Did the emerging industry spur building of railways or did the building of railways promote the industrial development? Did the causes and effects change direction over time? Moreover, the related issue of the relationship between industry’s regional concentration and dispersion, on the one hand, and national economic growth, on the other, is discussed with examples from Sweden and Norway.