<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm All topics European communities Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:05:12 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[“Where are the jobs created?” The Swedish report on the importance of small and young businesses in the Swedish economy during 1990–2009]]> Published : Wed, 16 Apr 2014

The study made by The Expert Group on Public Sector Economics explores the importance of small and young businesses in the restructuring of the Swedish economy during 1990–2009.  An extensive analysis of the Swedish business dynamics is based on a data from Statistics Sweden (SCB). The report covers questions such as: [...]

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The European construction sector: a global partner]]>

Published : Thu, 03 Apr 2014

The construction sector is of strategic importance for many countries across the world. It delivers the buildings and infrastructure needed by the rest of the economy and society.

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[China IPR SME Helpdesk and EU SME Centre ‘Your IP Insider’ blog post: “Get Your Game On in China”]]> Published : Tue, 18 Mar 2014

The gaming market in China has seen huge successive year-on-year growth over the last decade, with the industry now being led by mobile and online game formats.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The China IPR SME Helpdesk guide on “China IPR Considerations for European Businesses in the ICT Industries”]]> Published : Wed, 12 Mar 2014

China’s IPR protection system is expanding and improving, but differences with the European system remain.

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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New version of the ‘Blue Guide’ on the implementation of EU product rules]]> Published : Fri, 07 Mar 2014

The update of the Guide to the implementation of directives based on the New Approach and the Global Approach (the "Blue Guide") is now available.

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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Newsletter Issue 2]]> Published : Thu, 06 Mar 2014

The first ESIC newsletter introduced the overall objectives of ESIC and presented the tools that would be used to achieve those goals including the European Service Innovation Scoreboard (ESIS) and the Self-Assessment Tool (SAT). The newsletter set the general scene for the ESIC initiative by outlining the work that would [...]

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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Oxfordshire Innovation Engine -report]]> Published : Wed, 05 Mar 2014

Oxfordshire Innovation Engine. Realising the growth potential - report provides evidence-based observations on the characteristics of the Oxfordshire high tech economy, and recommendations on how its growth performance could be improved. The main focus is on the current situation and future prospects, in the context of the past evolution. The report, [...]

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Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Creative Credits: A randomized controlled industrial policy experiment]]> Published : Wed, 05 Mar 2014

‘The Creative Credits: A randomized controlled industrial policy experiment’ report examines the results of a pilot study, which used a method of evaluation called randomised control trials (RCTs) to see if a popular business support scheme called Creative Credits worked effectively. The Creative Credits project was run by Nesta, UK’s [...]

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Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Are you ready for Europe? ]]>

Published : Fri, 21 Feb 2014

Tourism provides an opportunity to promote Europe in the world, its talents, rich heritage and history, results of centuries of cultural exchanges, linguistic diversity and creativity.

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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The evolution of service innovation research: a critical review and synthesis]]> Published : Wed, 19 Feb 2014

The number of service innovation articles has increased dramatically in the past 25 years. By reviewing 128 articles published between 1986 and 2010, primarily in leading marketing and innovation journals, this study analyzes the progression of service innovation research according to topicality and perspective. The authors summarize prior research by [...]

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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Five Co-s” in innovating: a practice-based view]]> Published : Wed, 19 Feb 2014

The purpose of this article is to frame innovation as a process of co-creation according to a practice-based view. The article focuses on the innovation practices that occurred within the web contexts of ten companies. In accordance with netnography research, data include preliminary studies of the web-based context, naturalistic observations [...]

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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[System innovation in the making: hybrid actors and the challenge of up-scaling.]]> Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

The article addresses the problem of how to create sustainable change in health care. It builds on two case studies that examine endeavours to develop system innovations so that they deliver high quality services more efficiently. The innovation processes are studied through the lens of a multiple-level model of change. [...]

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Service output, innovation and productivity: A time-based conceptual framework]]> Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

The paper adds to the literature on innovation and productivity in services in a three-fold way. First, it extends recent literature attempting to reconceptualise service output in terms of Lancasterian characteristics. Second, it models user choices in terms of the time-allocation between self-production, co-production and purchase as influenced by competences [...]

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Shaping, organizing, and rethinking service innovation: a multidimensional framework]]> Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

The purpose of this paper is to review key research contributions that may be useful for rethinking service innovation. Service innovation is not a monolithic construct; therefore, the opportunities for further research are multidimensional and interdisciplinary. The analysis and discussion lead to a multidimensional framework of service innovation, with a [...]

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Europeans’ attitudes to space activities - Special Eurobarometer 403]]>

Published : Tue, 28 Jan 2014

Space technologies and space-based services are an important part of the daily lives of European citizens in a wide range of areas, including transport, agriculture, weather forecasting and security, to name just a few. They have also an important role in the implementation of a range of European Union policies, [...]

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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Knowledge Angels: fostering innovation in knowledge-intensive business services through creative individuals - Observations from Canada, China, France]]> Published : Fri, 17 Jan 2014

Knowledge angels are individuals who are not only very innovative themselves, but who also infect others with their creativity and can often "sense" developments before others are aware of them. They work in knowledge-intensive service sectors in an advisory and influential position and are able to use their [...]

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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Studies on research and innovation]]> Published : Fri, 17 Jan 2014

Via this link you are able to find several studies on research and innovation categorized for example to the following groups:  Innovation Union Competitiveness papers Investments in Joint and Open R&D programmes Study in internalisation of business investments in R&D and analysis of their economic impact Regional Key Figures in Europe Other studies on innovation [...]

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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Occurrence of cluster structures in knowledge-intensive services]]> Published : Fri, 17 Jan 2014

The aim of the article has been to investigate how far clusters in knowledge-intensive service industries have developed and what kind of agglomeration advantages they generate.The results show that cluster structures have developed in some but not all knowledge- intensive industries of the service sector. [...]

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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Exporting Meat Products to China]]> Published : Mon, 16 Dec 2013

Since the control of the meat supply chain at an international level is one of the priorities of the Chinese Government, managing the meat importing process and conforming to a multitude of regulations in the complex regulatory framework is a major challenge for meat exporters.

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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Entrerprise and Industry Magazine se publicará también en Español a partir de 2014]]>

Published : Mon, 16 Dec 2013

Entrerprise and Industry Magazine se publicará también en Español a partir de 2014.

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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT