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Tag Archives: innovation
Jun 15 2013
Five minutes with Mariana Mazzucato: “We have socialised the risk of innovation but privatised the rewards”
The public sector is often seen as sclerotic and conservative in contrast with a dynamic and innovative private sector. This assumption lies at the basis of much of the outsourcing of public services to the private sector. In this interview … Continue reading
Posted by: June 15, 2013
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
Sep 6 2012
To ensure Europe’s future competitiveness, policymakers must do more to integrate markets and remove the barriers that are holding back new firms and young innovators.
Innovation is a key part of growth, especially in times of austerity. Reinhilde Veugelers argues that Europe’s future competitiveness depends on the active promotion of innovation based growth sectors. Policymakers now need to encourage innovation by reducing entry and exit … Continue reading
Posted by: September 6, 2012