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The Impact of Service Sector Innovation and Internationalisation on Growth and Productivity

Objective

The primary objective of this research project is to produce a comprehensive study on the impact of market services on aggregate economic growth in the EU and its comparative performance relative to competitor regions, especially the US. The research is divided into three areas: Productivity and its drivers in service industries; Firm strategies in the knowledge-based economy and Internationalisation of service markets and growth. In the first area the project will explore the impact of intangible assets such as R&D and firm- specific training in explaining the EU’s poor performance relative to the US. It will also examine interactions between information and communications technology and intangible investments to gauge to what extent these are complementary strategies to enhance productivity and growth. This area will also contain a detailed investigation of linkages between service sectors and manufacturing through trade in intermediate inputs, and the effect of the competitive and regulatory environment of service industries on growth in the EU. Area 2 on the knowledge based economy will investigate external sources of knowledge creation through an analysis of outsourcing of service functions in the service and the manufacturing sectors and will provide a detailed analysis of productivity and employment effects of innovation activities in different services industries and countries. The third area on internationalisation of services will analyse the extent of international trade, international investment and international outsourcing of services and investigate their impacts on productivity, employment and growth. The methods employed will be mostly quantitative economic analysis, supplemented by case studies. The results of the project will provide a significant advancement of the knowledge base on the impact of service industry performance for strengthening productivity, growth and employment in the EU and so will be a useful resource for policy makers.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2009-A
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 544 121
Administrative Contact
Robert Fekete (Mr.)

Participants (12)

THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE LBG
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 386 385
Address
Whitaker Square Sir John Rogerson S Quay
D02 K138 Dublin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mary Dowling (Ms.)
ZEW - LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUR EUROPAISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH MANNHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 303 556
Address
L 71, 1
68161 Mannheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bettina Von Hagens
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 151 310
Address
Dean Trench Street 2
SW1P 3HE London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gillian Clisham (Ms.)
INSTITUT FUER WELTWIRTSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 204 013
Address
Kiellinie 66
24105 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lars Tietje
CASE - CENTRUM ANALIZ SPOLECZNO- EKONOMICZNYCH- FUNDACJA NAUKOWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 105 540
Address
Aleja Jana Pawla Ii 61B
01 031 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sebastien Leclef (Mr.)
INSTITUT FUER HOEHERE STUDIEN - INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES
Austria
EU contribution
€ 102 817
Address
Josefstaedter Strasse 39
1080 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sylvia Karl-Parzer (Ms.)
ELINKEINOELAMAN TUTKIMUSLAITOKSEN KANNATUSYHDISTYS RY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 110 268
Address
Arkadiankatu 23B
00100 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Markku Lammi (Mr.)
INSTITUT ZA EKONOMSKA RAZISKOVANJA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 121 022
Address
Kardeljeva Ploscad 17
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katarina Zupancic (Ms.)
CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 180 998
Address
Place Du Congres 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sally Scott (Ms.)
CENTRE D'ETUDES PROSPECTIVES ET D'INFORMATIONS INTERNATIONALES
France
EU contribution
€ 52 272
Address
Rue Georges Pitard 9
75740 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frédérique Abiven (Ms.)
CENTRE D'INFORMATION ET DE RECHERCHE SUR L'ECONOMIE MONDIALE
France
EU contribution
€ 24 432
Address
Rue Georges Pitard 9
75740 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mouez Fodha (Dr.)
OSTERREICHISCHES INSTITUT FUR WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 113 006
Address
Arsenal Objekt 20
1030 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Falk (Dr.)