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Ten-year Evolution of EU Industrial R&D in the Global Context

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Policy brief: “Ten-year evolution of EU industrial R&D in the global context” by Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello and Hector Hernández. Key messages: • More than a quarter of the industrial investment in global R&D is made by EU companies. • In the last decade …
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Heterogeneity of Technology-specific R&D Investments. Evidence from Top R&D Investors Worldwide

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “Heterogeneity of technology-specific R&D investments. Evidence from top R&D investors worldwide” by Petros Gkotsis and Antonio Vezzan. In this work, they develop and apply a methodology to estimate technology-specific R&D investments at the firm level and then use these to …
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Explaining Growth Differences across Firms: The Interplay between Innovation and Management Practices

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “Explaining Growth Differences across Firms: The Interplay between Innovation and Management Practices” by Livio Romano. This paper provides first empirical evidence of the joint effects that innovation strategies and human resource management practices exert on firm growth. By exploiting unique …
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Inward Greenfield FDI and Patterns of Job Polarization

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “Inward greenfield FDI and patterns of job polarization” by Sara Amoroso and Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello. The unprecedented growth in FDI in the last decades has caused drastic changes in the labour markets of the host countries. The major part of FDI …
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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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The 2017 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard

The 2017 edition of the EU R&D Scoreboard (the Scoreboard) comprises the 2500 companies investing the largest sums in R&D in the world in 2016/17. These companies, based in 43 countries, each invested over €24m in R&D for a total of €741.6bn which is approximately 90% of the world’s business-funded R&D. They include 567 EU …
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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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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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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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