01 Mar 2010 - 01 Feb 2013
Economic Development, Europe, innovation, International Economics, Private sector development, innovation and knowledge-based economy, Research

SERVICEGAP - The Impact of Service Sector Innovation and Internationalisation on Growth and Productivity

The SERVICEGAP project considers the academic and policy concerns that arise from the increasing importance of the market service sector and the crucial role it appears to play for differential economic performance between industrialised countries. It will do so through examining developments in productivity and its drivers within market services, linkages between services and manufacturing industries, innovation in delivery and types of services and international relationships. The overall objective of this research is to produce a comprehensive study on the impact of market services on aggregate economic growth in the EU and its comparative performance relative to competitor regions, especially the US.

Sponsor: DG Research and Development

BHAM - University of Birmingham
ESRI - Economic and Social Research Institute
ZEW - Zentrum fuer Europaeische Wirtschaftsforschung
NIESR - National Institute of Economic and Social Research
IfW - Institut für Weltwirtschaft
IHS - Institut für Höhere Studien
ETLA - The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy
IER - Institute for Economic Research
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies
CEPII - Centre D'Etudes Prospectives et D'Informations Internationales
WIFO - Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung