<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/initiatives/esicpublications/index_en.htm European communities Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:55:31 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[ESIC Newsletter Issue 4]]> Published : Wed, 03 Sep 2014

ESIC’s work has been undertaken in the six model demonstrator regions of the Canary Islands, Emilia-Romagna, Limburg, Luxembourg, Northern Ireland and Upper Austria. One of the main aims of this activity has been to firm up each regional strategy prior to the Large-Scale Demonstrator launching phase. This fourth ESIC newsletter [...]

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Newsletter Issue 3]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

The third newsletter issue of the European Service Innovation Centre initiative proudly presents the launch of the European Service Innovation Scoreboard (ESIS) – the first comprehensive regional indicator data collected at the European level. In an interview, Mr. Hugo Hollanders highlights how ESIS demonstrates the impact of the ‘transformative power’ of [...]

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Making Progressive Politics Work ]]> Published : Tue, 20 May 2014

As the slow return to growth begins to gather pace in western democracies, the danger is that insufficient attention has been given to structural economic weaknesses and long-term stresses on representational politics and governance. This ranges from technological change and disruptive economic forces to growing insecurity and inequality, fragile tax [...]

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Mon, 19 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Summary Assessment Reports of the six ESIC model demonstrator regions]]> Published : Tue, 29 Apr 2014

What are the regional challenges faced in six ESIC Model Demonstrator Regions and can service innovation help addressing them? Is the regional policy mix conducive to transformation, induced by service innovation? How do regional stakeholders’ view on the regional innovation system and its attributes differ from the analysis provided by [...]

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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![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[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[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[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[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[The ESIC Newsletter Issue 1]]> Published : Thu, 27 Jun 2013

The first issue of the ESIC Newsletter will provide the general overview of the initiative. Rationale and background European Service Innovation Centre  is revealed in the Interview with Reinhard Büscher, former Head of the 'Clusters and Support for SME's' Unit at DG ENT. In addition the newsletter will give insights [...]

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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Smart Guide to Service Innovation]]> Published : Fri, 31 May 2013

This smart guide presents examples of instruments that have the potential to unlock the transformative power of service innovation, which can be used by regions in designing and implementing smart specialisation strategies and related innovation support services for SMEs. The guide shows how service innovation can be used as a [...]

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Thu, 30 May 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Meeting the challenge of Europe 2020. Transformative power of service innovation]]> Published : Fri, 31 May 2013

The report ‘Meeting the challenge of Europe 2020. The transformative power of service innovation’ addresses the potential of services to transform whole sectors of the EU economy. It also demonstrates how service innovation can address wider societal challenges such as the aging population, welfare services under pressure, climate change [...]

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Thu, 30 May 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Meeting the challenge of Europe 2020. The transformative power of service innovation. Case studies.]]> Published : Fri, 31 May 2013

This publication ‘Meeting the challenge of Europe 2020. The transformative power of service Innovation. Case studies' contains a selection of examples of service innovation and innovative businesses collected by the Expert Panel on Service Innovation in th EU. The 23 cases described in this publication illustrate how transformative services can help [...]

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Thu, 30 May 2013 22:00:00 GMT