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Category Archives: Energy, science and technology
Apr 10 2013
Multinational enterprises in Germany have a greater level of local engagement and links to regional innovation systems than those in the UK.
How can multinational companies be successful and innovative in their operations abroad? Using case studies, Simona Iammarino finds that those multinational organisations that have less centralised structures tend to be more involved with regional innovation networks. Looking at successes in … Continue reading
Posted by: April 10, 2013
Mar 16 2013
The European Commission must support and stimulate the research and innovation needed to take Europe out of the crisis.
Could the Eurozone crisis and austerity lead to a lost decade for millions of Europe’s citizens? Jonathan Grant and Helen Rebecca Schindler write that in the face of the crisis, Europe must invest in research and innovation. With an annual … Continue reading
Posted by: March 16, 2013
Mar 15 2013
Low-carbon innovation has risen in Europe, but the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme may not be the main factor in this growth.
The EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) was launched in 2005 as a major part of Europe’s strategy for tackling climate change. As Raphael Calel and Antoine Dechezlepretre write, at its launch, there were fears that the scheme would not … Continue reading
Posted by: March 15, 2013
Feb 25 2013
Contrary to national stereotypes, French workers are more productive than their German counterparts and only marginally less productive than American workers.
Recently, the CEO of a US manufacturer commented that his company would not invest in a factory in France due to concerns over the productivity of local workers. Surprised by these comments, Bob Hancké looked into statistics across Europe for … Continue reading
Posted by: February 25, 2013
Jan 5 2013
Steve Fuller looks back on 2012 and picks out two stories from the end of the year which he will be watching intently in 2013. The implications of two stories from the end of 2012 are worth watching in 2013. The … Continue reading
Posted by: January 5, 2013
Dec 5 2012
Michael Jacobs argues that green growth speaks directly to the economic priority of governments. Environmental policies, as well as tackling environmental costs, can address other market failures which inhibit growth, help boost aggregate demand, stimulate employment, and drive innovation. Over the … Continue reading
Posted by: December 5, 2012