<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eugrowth/tools-databases/esic/publications/index_en.htm European communities Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:34:34 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[ESIC Newsletter Issue 8]]> Published : Tue, 17 Feb 2015

The last issue of the ESIC newsletter briefly summarises the ESICjourney that started in 2012. During its existence the initiative has assessedhow service innovation impacts on competitiveness, industrial structures andregional development. In this last newsletter, the updated European ServiceInnovation Scoreboard is launched, which enables a timeline [...]

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Discussion Paper: Service Innovation Policy – A Benchmarking Review]]> Published : Fri, 30 Jan 2015

This discussion paper is an update of a previous service innovation policy mapping exercise conducted in 2012. This time, the paper makes no comparison with progress outside Europe, as it focuses on the development of service innovation policy in 11 EU countries, namely Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, [...]

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Discussion Paper: Service Innovation and Economic Performance]]> Published : Fri, 30 Jan 2015

Performance measurement can be a tricky business, especially for those who are less familiar with statistical analyses. This discussion paper on ‘Service Innovation and Economic Performance’ aims to shed some additional light on how statistical information  can provide a clearer picture of the current state of play of service innovation [...]

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Discussion Paper: Promoting Service Innovation through Cluster Initiatives]]> Published : Fri, 30 Jan 2015

This paper shines the spotlight on clusters and their importance for service innovation by taking a look at five case studies on cluster initiatives that aim to promote service innovation. In addition, the report draws out a number of lessons learned that might be of value to similar initiatives. Cluster policy [...]

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Newsletter Issue 7]]> Published : Thu, 20 Nov 2014

This issue of the ESIC newsletter begins with an overview of the concept of smart specialisation and the priorities that have been adopted at European level.  Then, the remaining pages focus on the activities currently being carried out in the six model demonstrator regions, which are based on the work [...]

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Newsletter 6]]> Published : Thu, 09 Oct 2014

Issue 6 of this European Service Innovation Centre (ESIC) newsletter provides insights into the policies and practices that will be needed if service innovation is to play a decisive role in boosting the economies of European regions. These insights are not only relevant to the six model demonstrator regions under [...]

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Newsletter Issue 5]]> Published : Fri, 03 Oct 2014

The ESIC newsletter Issue 5 provides highlights from the European Service Innovation Centre (ESIC) conference entitled ‘Service Innovation as a Driver of Change for European Industries and Regions,’ which took place in Helsinki, on 9-10 September 2014.  The conference presented the key findings and the lessons learned from the ESIC journey. [...]

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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Synthesis Report: Lessons from the Model Demonstrator Regions -Service Innovation in Practice]]> Published : Thu, 11 Sep 2014

The European Service Innovation Centre (ESIC) is a two-year initiative commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry to capture and demonstrate the dynamics and large-scale impact of service innovation, as well as to assess how service innovation impacts on competitiveness, industrial structures and regional development. It also [...]

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![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