European Competitiveness Report 2012

Stock.xchngThe EC has just published the “European Competitiveness Report 2012: Reaping the benefits of globalization”.

The 2012 edition of the report provides new empirical evidence for understanding the drivers of industrial competitiveness and the opportunities and constraints faced by European enterprises in the post-crisis recession.

The focus of this year report is on maximizing the benefits of globalization. It studies:

• the development of global value chains and their impact on

the value added of exports;

• energy efficiency as a determinant of export performance;

• the potential of FDI flows;

• the role of business networks; and

• the potential of European neighborhood policies for

reaping the benefits of globalization.

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