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The purpose of this report is to review the main findings of 23 research projects in order to identify policy issues related to choices/decisions and actions within firms, with important implications for growth and inter-firm cooperation. These subjects are studied under the themes of industrial organisation, technological change, regional science, economics of institutional change, corporate finance and corporate governance. The related range of policies (and to which subsequent recommendations are made) fall under employment, financial markets, research, innovation and enterprise, as well as macroeconomic and regional development policies. A theme that emerges frequently and cuts across analyses and policy recommendations is governance. Most projects suggest policy interventions for the EU rather than for the national or regional level. In those recommendations, the need to build effective bridges for policy coordination is a recurring theme, especially as regards bridges between research, innovation and enterprise policies, and macroeconomic and technological policies.

Additional information

Authors: TSIPOURI L J, University of Athens, Athens (EL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23168 EN (2007), 64 pp. Free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-23168-EN-N)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-07581-0
Record Number: 200819903 / Last updated on: 2008-07-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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