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  • Employment and career services in demand

    Employment and career services in demand

    Employment and career counselling are in-demand service offerings for Danish unions.  Based on an analysis from DAMVAD, the National Federation of Social Workers (SL) is currently deciding ways to incorporate these services into their organization.  Read the analysis or the English summary. For more information Contact Consultant Line Bækgaard.

  • Fragmented support for increased digital participation

    Fragmented support for increased digital participation

    An estimated 270 000 Norwegians struggle with digital participation due to lack of IT-competencies. Yet, an analysis carried out on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation shows that support for greater digital participation is fragmented, and activists are mostly voluntary. In order to support digital participation among Norwegians, increased public engagement and better organization is necessary. Contact Consultant Marthe Norberg-Schulz

  • Danish export is of high value

    Danish export is of high value

    Across all product categories, almost half of all Danish exports are upmarket exports. “Machinery and transport equipment” is the largest category in both total and upmarket exports, exporting 150 billion DKK in 2013, 80 billion of which was upmarket products. This is illustrated in a report by DAMVAD for Dansk Metal and Landbrug & Fødevarer. Read the report or the English summary. For more information contact Director Martin Kristian Brauer

  • High-speed broadband increases productivity

    High-speed broadband increases productivity

    High-speed broadband and mobile broadband are associated with higher productivity. Danish companies with high-speed broadband have up to 3.9 percent higher productivity compared to companies with only medium-speed, corresponding to an annual socio-economic value of up to 5.6 billion DKK. DAMVAD has carried out the analysis for the Danish Business Authority. Contact Senior Economist Asbjørn Boye Knudsen.

  • Training apprentices requires significant resources

    Training apprentices requires significant resources

    Based on annual accounts, training establishment are more economically solid than companies that do not, and larger when measured in terms of number of employees and turnover. This is connected to apprenticeship training requiring significant allocation of resources. Read the report here. For more information, contact Economist Vegard Salte Flatval.

  • Lack of non-formal qualifications in the trade industry

    Lack of non-formal qualifications in the trade industry

    Employers in the trade industry offer their employees much training. Little of this training meets the requirements for non-formal qualifications. The explanation for this is that the training is not actually designed to meet the requirements for non-formal qualifications.  Furthermore, there is a need for knowledge within the trade industry of what constitutes a non-formal qualification. Read the report. For more information, contact Senior Consultant Sonja L. Berg.

  • Low priority and complicated rules cause errors

    Low priority and complicated rules cause errors

    Low priority and complicated rules are identified as two of the seven main causes of errors in annual reporting by small companies. This is demonstrated in a report by DAMVAD for the Danish Business Authority based on interviews with companies, auditors, accountants and experts. For further information contact Senior Consultant Rune Rathsach Andersen.

  • Research Innovation strategy smart specialisation

    Research Innovation strategy smart specialisation

    With this report for the County of Stockholm, DAMVAD has conducted the first quantitative in-depth mapping of a region’s combined industry, talent and research strengths. It will allow Stockholm to formulate an effective and inclusive Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) targeted at the EU. Read the full Swedish report or the English summary. For more information contact Consultant Frida Karlsson.

  • High spending on continuing education for teachers

    High spending on continuing education for teachers

    Municipalities and counties spent a total of 660.1 mio. NOK on continuing education of teachers in 2013-2014. DAMVAD estimates further indicate future costs to 805.3 mio. NOK per year over a ten-year period. A major challenge is in the current organization of education. To meet the challenge, we propose increased efforts, enabling teachers to obtain the same qualifications with less travel in the report. Contact Senior Consultant Sonja L. Berg.

  • Can sport save the world?

    Can sport save the world?

    In 2012, the Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF) launched a “free municipal experiment" with ten exciting projects. The project showed that reducing community bureaucracy in relation to sport clubs is easily obtained, while initiatives with potential for doing good for the society is more complex. DAMVAD has also completed a report on DIFs economic contribution to society. For more info on the municipality project, read the report or contact Principal Consultant Rasmus Lund Jensen.

  • Master craftsmen are valuable

    Master craftsmen are valuable

    An analysis of the Norwegian Master Craftsmen scheme indicates that firms with Masters appear more robust compared to other firms within the same industry. While displaying lower growth in turnover and employment, firms with Masters have higher productivity level and fewer bankruptcies than firms without one or more masters employed. Yet, data show a decline in the total number of Masters. Contact Economist Marthe Norberg-Schulz.

  • High impact of research cooperation

    High impact of research cooperation

    What are the impact of measures financed by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation aiming at enhancing business relevant research at Sweden's new universities? A new report by DAMVAD shows that the quality of the joint research is high. Over a six-year term, the contribution to Sweden's competitiveness is 225.000 SEK per employee in the collaborating companies. Read the report in English or Swedish. For more information contact Senior Economist Jonas Öhlin.

  • Outstanding results in Top-level Research Initiative

    Outstanding results in Top-level Research Initiative

    The Top-level Research Initiative (TRI) is the largest joint Nordic research and innovation initiative to date and one of its kind internationally. The major achievements are extended Nordic collaboration that fosters high quality research and young researcher training. This is shown in a new evaluation of TRI. It strenghtens research communities to a high level with clear international visibility. Contact Principal Consultant Rasmus Lund Jensen.  

  • Users of Danish Energy Programs often return

    Users of Danish Energy Programs often return

    The companies who participated in a Danish Energy Program between 2008 and 2012 are generally very frequent users – more than 1 in 3 participants have participated more than once, and half of these have more than two participations in Energy Programs. Read about this and other findings in the full analysis conducted for InnovationsFonden and the Danish Energy Agency or contact Senior Economist Asbjørn Boye Knudsen.  

 

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  • May
    19
    2015

    DAMVAD in media

    We are developing our Company and we wish to take it to the next level. In todays Dagbladet Børsen DAMVAD's search for the right new investors is featured with an in-depth interview with CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard. Read more here or contact CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard.

  • May
    13
    2015

    The Planning Act and the Retail Trade

    Liberalization of the Planning Act is likely to lead to the construction of large shopping malls in several Danish cities.  This will have a major influence on the retail trade in these regions. Detailhandelens Brancher/Fonden af 1. oktober 1959 have commissioned DAMVAD and Retail Institute Scandinavia to analyze the effects of liberalizing the Planning Act. For more information contact Senior Economist Peter Sonne-Holm.

  • May
    12
    2015

    Effects of the Danish BoligJob scheme

    On behalf of The Danish Ministry of Taxation, DAMVAD has carried out an analysis of the effects of the Danish BoligJob Scheme. The scheme provides tax deduction for certain services and housing maintenances. Read the analysis here. For more information contact Director Esben Anton Schultz.

  • May
    07
    2015

    The role of service companies in driving urbanization

    Despite big digitization opportunities to work remotely, modern service companies increasingly concentrate in urban areas. What drives this development? Research proffers several answers to this question. More and more, service companies are attracted to environments with a plethora of shops and services, and companies with similar focus tend to cluster, so they can enrich each other.  At a seminar hosted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences on May 7, Torben Bundgaard Vad will present  a selection of DAMVAD’s big city projects about Stockholm’s metropolitan region.  See the programFor more information contact the MD for DAMVAD Sweden, Torben Bundgaard Vad

  • May
    06
    2015

    Commercialization of public funded research

    The Ministry of Education and Research released their annual «Research barometer» at a conference in Oslo today. DAMVAD assisted the Ministry in collecting data on the commercialization of publically funded research in six European countries. Read the Research barometer here or contact Principal Economist Michael Mark.

  • Apr
    28
    2015

    Productivity effects from deregulating opening hours

    The potential effects on productivity and profitability of Norwegian retailers from a deregulation of opening hours seems to be minimal in the medium run. Productivity will decrease in the short run as man hours increase and turnover are unaffected. In the long run the productivity will return to the current level as the five per cent least profitable shops will go bankrupt. For more information read the article or the methodology explanations. Contact Economist Vegard Salte Flatval.

  • Apr
    27
    2015

    Samuel Palmquist joins DAMVAD

    We are pleased to announce that Samuel Palmquist joins DAMVAD Sweden. He is specialized in quantitative analysis, macroeconomics and econometrics. Samuel has experience from project-based analysis within the auto industry and green growth sector. Samuel finalized a MSc in Economics with econometric and quantitative focus at Uppsala University in 2014. He also studied abroad at both Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and the Norwegian School of Economics. For more information contact Managing Director for DAMVAD Sweden, Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Apr
    21
    2015

    Academic achievement and well-being of at-risk students

    Egmont Fonden is re-strategizing the goals and target groups of its philanthropic funding. DAMVAD is supporting this process through an analysis of 1) what characterizes at-risk students and 2) the implications of risk-factors on learning  and well-being in primary school, and the likelihood of completing secondary and further education. For more information contact Senior Consultant Dorte Stage Mølgaard.

  • Apr
    20
    2015

    YDUN – promoting women in science?

    In the fall of 2013, the Danish government launched the research program YDUN, specifically targeting research funds to female scientists. The initiative achieved a great deal of public attention and was  somewhat controversial. DAMVAD has been chosen to evaluate the program and assess whether it fullfilled its purpose of promoting female scientists in the research communities. For more information contact Senior Consultant Kristine Wiberg Plougsgaard.

  • Apr
    15
    2015

    The future of the European Science Foundation

    What is the future market position, customer base, financial viability and competencies of The European Science Foundation? ESF has drawn up a business plan for the coming years, proposing a new future for the 40-year-old organisation. DAMVAD has been chosen to test the viability of the business plan and to make subsequent recommendations. For more information, contact Senior Consultant Morten Wied.