Tag Archives: Growth

Design, innovation and performance in European firms

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: Design, innovation and performance in European firms by Sandro Montresor and Antonio This paper provides some new theoretical speculations and empirical evidence on the relationship between design, innovation and economic performance at the firm level. They posit that design investments …
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The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017.” The study lays out strategies for cutting the current vicious cycle of stagnation and polarization of income and opportunities. It aims to answer the question – how can this be turned into a virtuous cycle of greater social inclusion and stronger, …
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EU corporate R&D intensity gap: What has changed over the last decade?

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: EU corporate R&D intensity gap: What has changed over the last decade? by Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello. The paper contributes with new findings to the literature on corporate research and development (R&D) intensity decomposition by examining the effects of several parameters on …
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European Commission – EntreComp: The Entrepreneurship Competence Framework

As part of the Skills Agenda for Europe, the European Commission has published an ‘Entrepreneurship Competence Framework’ to raise consensus about what entrepreneurship skills are. The development of the entrepreneurial capacity of European citizens and organisations is one of the key policy objectives for the EU and Member States. The Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp) proposes …
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OECD Regions at a Glance 2016

The OECD has just published Regions at a Glance 2016. The study shows how regions and cities contribute to national economic growth and well-being. According to the report income inequality is worsening within many countries, and regional disparities in housing, safety and air quality inside countries are also growing wider in many cases. Regions at …
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OECD Global Economic Outlook 2016

The OECD has just published the “Global Economic Outlook 2016.”According to the report, the global economy is stuck in a low-growth trap that will require more coordinated and comprehensive use of fiscal, monetary and structural policies to move to a higher growth path and ensure that promises are kept to both young and old. Weak …
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African Economic Outlook 2016

The African Development Bank jointly with the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme has published the “African Economic Outlook 2016: Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation.” The report presents the continent’s current state of affairs and forecasts its situation for the coming two years. The 2016 report examines Africa’s performance in crucial areas: …
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Mastering Hypergrowth

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is creating enterprise opportunities at a staggering rate. The impact of technology on global business has opened the door to business model innovation, redistribution of talent, new forms of stakeholder management and massive market expansion. The WEF in collaboration with EY has conducted the Mastering Hypergrowth project that addresses the following …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – April 2016

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Too Slow for Too Long,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Potent Policies for a Successful Normalization;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “Acting Now, Acting Together.” According to the WEO, The baseline projection for global growth in 2016 is …
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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016

  From 20 to 23 January, over 40 heads of state and government, as well as 2,500 leaders from business and society will convene at the 46th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme, “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Critical current challenges, such as security, climate change and “new normal” global …
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