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Industrial competitiveness

ECR Previous Editions

The European Competitiveness Report has been published annually since 1997. Below you will find links to access previous editions, as well as titles of all chapters.

European Competitiveness Report 2013 pdf - 5 MB [5 MB]

Chapters: The competitive performance of EU manufacturing • Structural change • Reducing productivity and efficiency gaps: the role of knowledge assets, absorptive capacity and institutions • A 'manufacturing imperative' in the EU: the role of the industrial policy • EU production and trade based on key enabling technologies

European Competitiveness Report 2012

Chapters: The external sector in the recession • The EU Industry in the Global Value Chain • Energy content in exports and Eco-innovation • FDI flows and EU industrial competitiveness • Clusters and networks • Competitiveness developments along the external borders of the European Union

European Competitiveness Report 2011

Chapters: Crisis, recovery and the role of innovation • Convergence of knowledge intensive sectors • European Competitiveness in Space • Access to non-energy industrial raw materials • EU Industry in a Sustainable Growth Context • EU industrial policy and global competition

European Competitiveness Report 2010

Chapters: Growing Imbalances and European Industry • Trade in Intermediate Products and EU Manufacturing Supply Chains • Foreign Corporate R&D and Innovation in the European Union • European Competitiveness in Key Enabling Technologies • Innovation and Competitiveness of the Creative Industries in the EU

European Competitiveness Report 2009

Chapters: Competitiveness and the crisis • EU and the BRICs: Challenges and opportunities for European competitiveness • Migration, skills and productivity • Workforce training in the EU • ICT, regulation and productivity

European Competitiveness Report 2008

Chapters: Key facts about competitiveness in the EU • Trade costs, openness and productivity: market access at home and abroad • The economics of entrepreneurial activity and SMEs: Policy implications for the EU • Competitiveness aspects of the Sustainable Industrial Policy • Overview of the links between Corporate Social Responsibility and Competitiveness • Determinants of Sectoral Performance

European Competitiveness Report 2007

Chapters: Recent microeconomic reforms in the EU • Skill problems in European industrial sectors • Analysis of the performance of European industries • Future of manufacturing in Europe

European Competitiveness Report 2006

Chapters: Economic growth and standards of living • Liberalisation of European Energy markets • Regulatory environment in the context of the Strategy for Growth and Jobs • Financing of innovation • "Lead Markets" approach to innovation • Competitiveness of EU ICT sector • Competitiveness in the pharmaceutical industry


For editions dating from 1997-2005 visit the Europa bookshop

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