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R&D Investments and Structural Changes in Sectors


The overarching goal of the study is to provide a basis of evidence for improved understanding and effectiveness of European R&D policies and to a certain extent the wider innovation policies, and their impact on the sectoral structure of the European economy. It looks in particular at policies which directly or indirectly have the capacity of interacting with strategic choices in private sector R&D and act as a “leverage” to stimulate developments of broader societal and socioeconomic significance.

The study includes a quantitative and qualitative analysis of R&D investments and structural changes in sectors that aims identifying strength and weaknesses of knowledge production and use in different industrial sectors of the European economy, identifying factors (including effectiveness of policies) that either accelerate or reduce structural adjustment processes, and analysing the effect of intra-EU investment in R&D on the sectoral structure of the EU economy.


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Tuesday, 30 August, 2016
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