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Reviewing the European Innovation Activities and Industrial Competitiveness

Reviewing the European Innovation Activities and Industrial Competitiveness
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Author(s): George M. Korres (University of Newcastle, UK & University of the Aegean, Greece) and Aikaterini Kokkinou (University of Glasgow, UK)
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 11
Source title: Regional Development: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0882-5.ch209


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The purpose of this chapter is to analyse and examine the evaluation and the development of Community’s policy and how it can be implemented to European member states. This chapter also attempts to examine the effects of innovation activities and the impact of innovation policy on growth and productivity and integration process. More specifically, this chapter relates Research and Development with industrial infrastructure, productivity effects and regional development. Moreover, it analyses “national system of innovations” indicating the national technological capabilities, and also the structure and the planning on research and development. The main conclusion focuses on European technological policy and its important role for the economies of European member states with technological policy aiming to reinforce the competitiveness and enhance the convergence between member states.

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