This initiative is founded on one of the six the strategic research area of NTNU:
The Globalization Programme.
Focus will be put on similarities and differences between the aluminium sector in Canada and Norway respectively in order to learn about the h istorical developments and the challenges of a sector exposed to globalizing processes. Examples of topics of interests are relations between:
- Transnational corporations and the nation states,
- Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) and host country condit ions,
- Electricity regulation regimes and corporative strategies including FDI,
- Innovation systems and challanges by globalization processes.
Through workshops and seminars the partners will discuss such topics of common interest and develop a platf orm for comparative research.