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From R&D to Market: Using Trademarks to Capture the Market Capability of Top R&D Investors

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “From R&D to market: using trademarks to capture the market capability of top R&D investors” by Carolina Castaldi and Mafini Dosso. This paper investigates the links between the market capability of top corporate R&D investors (EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboards), …
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Working Conditions of Workers of Different Ages

Eurofound has recently published the Working conditions of workers of different ages report. Demographic change is changing the face of working life across the EU. The increased demand on a shrinking pool of workers to provide for the social needs of an ageing population is leading to increases in the employment rate of older workers …
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Annual Report on European SMEs 2016/17

The European Commission has recently launched the 2016/2017 Annual Report on European SMEs. It presents good news: Small and medium-sized enterprises recovery continues. The annual report, prepared on a yearly basis, provides a synopsis of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and an overview of the past and forecasted performance of …
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The Impact of Multinational R&D Spending Firms on Job Polarization and Mobility

This report analyses the role of multinational R&D intensive firms in job polarization. It also investigates how these firms affect the labour market in terms of wage growth and labour mobility. Firms appearing on the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard account for a significant share of economic activity in Denmark measured by employment, innovation activity, and …
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Exploring self-employment in the European Union

Eurofound has just published the Exploring self-employment in the European Union report. In the rapidly changing world of work, the traditional dichotomy of employee and self-employed is insufficient to capture the wide diversity of self-employed workers in Europe today. This report identifies five categories of self-employed, reflecting the wide-ranging attitudes, income levels, and health and …
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Persistent Heterogeneity of R&D Intensities within Sectors: Evidence and Policy Implications

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: Persistent heterogeneity of R&D intensities within sectors: Evidence and policy implications, by Alex Coad. Do firms in the same sector converge towards the same R&D intensities? Previous research has often assumed this to be true. A closer examination, using microdata …
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Living and working in Europe 2016

2016 was a landmark year for Europe, both politically and economically. Eurofound’s 2016 yearbook shows the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans, describing trends and transitions in the areas of employment and jobs, workplace practices, working life and quality of life. It also reflects back over Eurofound’s contribution to the policy debate …
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Sources of Knowledge Used by Entrepreneurial Firms in the European High-Tech Sector

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: Sources of Knowledge Used by Entrepreneurial Firms in the European High-Tech Sector, by Sara Amoroso, David B. Audretsch, and Albert N. Link. The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between an entrepreneur’s experience and education and his/her …
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The Short-run Effects of Knowledge Intensive Greenfield FDI on New Domestic Entry

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: The short-run effects of Knowledge intensive greenfield FDI on new domestic entry by Sara Amoroso and Bettina Müller. Existing evidence on the impact of foreign direct investment on domestic economies remains ambiguous. Positive technology spillovers of foreign investment may be …
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EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017

At an award ceremony in Brussels on International Women’s Day, Commissioner Carlos Moedas and Vice-President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness announced the four winners of the 2017 Horizon 2020-funded EU Prize for Women Innovators. The winners of the 2017 EU Prize for Women Innovators are: 1st Prize (€100,000): Ms Michela Magas, of Croatian/British nationality, …
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