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Intangible Assets and Regional Economic Growth

Objective

The objective of IAREG is to analyse the role played by intangible assets (IA) in the generation of innovation, competitiveness and consequently economic growth and increases in productivity at regional level with a special emphasis on the geographical space in which such processes occur. The specific objectives of the project will be: To develop new indicators for improving the measuring of some of the IA that we consider to have the most influence in the generation of economic development. To analyse how IA and their interaction define the environment affecting firms’ location. To measure the role of regional externalities in the generation of IA and in determining local economic performances in Europe and in the diffusion of knowledge. To provide decision makers with policy recommendations in order to support them in the future design and implementation of regional innovation strategies. The main result expected in the project is the guide of policy recommendations and the dissemination of this guide among regional, national and European policy makers. The project will be carried out by a consortium of 11 partners from 9 European countries. To ensure the achievement of the proposed objectives, the project is structured in 8 workpackages. The first block of workpackages, comprised by WP1, WP2 and WP3 will research on the impact of different intangible assets on innovation, regional economic growth and productivity, both at a theoretical but especially at the empirical level. WP4 and WP5 will analyse the role of spatial knowledge flows (knowledge diffusion) as a transmission mechanism from IA to innovation and growth. WP6 will be devoted to the development of a guide of policy recommendations for stimulating intangible investment and economic growth. WP7 will focus on the broad dissemination of the results achieved in the project, specially of the policy recommendations guide. And WP8 will ensure the correct management and monitoring of the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 282 474
Administrative Contact
Jordi Surinach I Caralt (Dr.)

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 153 429
Address
Via Universita 40
09124 Cagliari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonella Raffo (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE JEAN MONNET SAINT-ETIENNE
France
EU contribution
€ 103 636
Address
Rue Trefilerie 10
42023 Saint Etienne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Odile Barou (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUR WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG DIW (INSTITUT FUR KONJUNKTURFORSCHUNG) EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 133 981
Address
Mohrenstrasse 58
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tatjana Ribakoff (Dr.)
PECSI TUDOMANYEGYETEM - UNIVERSITY OF PECS
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 72 280
Address
Vasvari Pal Utca 4
7622 Pecs
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Attila Varga (Prof.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 164 488
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Christian Nagel (Mr.)
TAMPEREEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 65 406
Address
Kalevantie 4
33014 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hannele Auffermann (Ms.)
WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 81 843
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edward M. Bergman (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 172 973
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simona Iammarino (Dr.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 45 540
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maaja Vadi (Prof.)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 73 950
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Javier Revilla Diez (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact