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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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OECD Global Economic Outlook 2017

The OECD has just published the “Global Economic Outlook 2017.” According to the report, the global economy is expected to pick up moderately but greater efforts are needed to ensure that the benefits from growth and globalisation are more widely shared. Stronger business and consumer confidence, rising industrial production and recovering employment and trade flows …
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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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OECD Economic Survey of Spain 2017

The OECD has just published the “Economic Survey of Spain 2017”. According to the report, the Spanish economy is enjoying a robust recovery from a deep recession, with structural reforms contributing to high growth rates and a gradual decline in unemployment. However, further measures to promote innovative business investment and improve skills are needed to …
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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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