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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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Brexit implications for employment and social affairs

The referendum held in the UK on 23 June 2016, resulted in a vote to leave the European Union. This decision will have profound effects on employment and social affairs in the UK and the EU. The European Parliament’s Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union has just published the briefing note “Brexit implications for …
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Working Anytime, Anywhere: The Effects on the World of Work

New information and communications technologies have revolutionised work and life in the 21st century. The constant connectivity enabled by these devices allows work to be performed at any time and from almost anywhere. This joint report by the ILO and Eurofound synthesises the findings of national studies from 15 countries, plus the European Working Conditions …
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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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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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