The Diffusion of New Industrial Processes: An International Study


This book is the joint work of a number of research institutes in several countries.

The initiative for the, inquiry came early in 1967 when the National Institute of Economic a11d Social Research, London, invited a number of other economic research institutes in Europe to participate in a joint study. The invitation was accepted by the IFO-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Munich, the Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio della Congiuntura, Rome, the Industriens Utredningsinstitut, Stockholm, the Österreichisches Institut ftir Wirtschaftsforschung, Vienna, and the Bureau d'Information et de Previsions Economiques, Paris. The French institute, after taking an active part in the first stage of the inquiry, was unable to continue in the second. On the other hand, the National Bureau of Economic Research, New York, joined the group for the second stage in 1969. From the inception of the project to completion of the manuscript of the present volume took six years altogether, of which two were taken by the first stage and four by the second ; for most of this time work was going on in six or seven countries.


An Agenda for Europe

Institutional Reform for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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The authors of this book, Niklas Elert, Magnus Henrekson and Mikael Stenkula, advise the economies of the European Union to become more entrepreneurial in promoting innovation and economic growth. The authors propose a reform strategy with respect to several aspects to achieve this goal.


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