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EU Socio-Economic Research: Sectoral Systems in Europe: Innovation, Competitiveness & Growth, ESSY, EUR 21039

Project ID: SOE2973059
Funded under: FP6-CITIZENS


The ESSY Project is the result of the research work of ten research groups in seven European countries. The overall purpose of the project was:
1. to build a research methodology which focuses on sectoral systems,
2. to understand the functioning and evolution of six major sectoral systems in Europe,
3. to study the determinants of the European performance in these six sectors,
4. to develop new policy options and implications on this basis.
Three summary reports have been produced in ESSY. The reader interested in the sectoral system methodology and on the evolution of the characteristics of six European sectors is advised to read WP4-RP11 - Sectoral Systems in Europe: Summary and Conclusions. Franco Malerba. The reader interested in the determinants of the performance in the six European sectors is advised to read WP4-RP12 - The performance of Sectoral Systems in Europe. Benjamin Coriat, Franco Malerba and Fabio Montobbio. The reader interested in the policy issues is advised to read WP4-RP13 - Sectoral Systems: Implications for European Technology Policy, by Charles Edquist, Franco Malerba, Stan Metcalfe, Fabio Montobbio, Ed Steinmueller.
Overall ESSY has produced 39 deliverables. In accordance with the contract with the Commission, 31 papers have been delivered to the Commission. Eight extra papers have also been delivered.

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