The 2010 Nordic Globalization Barometer is the third in its series, again designed to serve as input to the Nordic Globalization Forum. Less than three years after these Fora were launched, the longer-term challenges of globalization have in the public debate been pushed aside by the short-term consequences of the global crisis. Over the last few months, the focus has gradually started to shift from emergency crisis measures towards longer-term growth and the agenda that has been the focus of the Nordic Globalization Barometer from the start: global competitiveness.
While last year's Barometer discussed the role of globalization in the emergence of the crisis, this year's Barometer thus returns to the role of global competitiveness in overcoming its consequences. In this context, the Barometer continues to track the global competitiveness of the Nordic region. As a special topic for this year, it looks at the status and trends of private sector innovation in the Region, contrasting the situation in the Nordics with the developments in China.