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How Asia increases productivity through SME internationalization

– by Shigehiro Shinozaki – Since the 1990s, the global economy has been supported by high growth of labor productivity in Asia. However, the growth pace of labor productivity in the region has been slowing since the 2008/09 global financial … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing Innovation

– by Adriano La Vopa – “Crowdsourcing is the act of taking a job traditionally performed by” an employee “and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of an open call”. With these words … Continue reading

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Innovation in Latin America: Potential Untapped Due to Weak Economic Conditions

– by Ricardo Aceves – Prospects for increasing innovation are lackluster The weak economic performance seen this year in Latin America has accentuated the need to increase productivity as a key vehicle for more solid and sustained long-term growth. Supporting innovation … Continue reading

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How effective are public innovation support programmes?

– by Eva Diedrichs – In many countries public innovation support programmes are in place – mainly to support the development of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). A recent international IMP³rove survey including SMEs’, policy makers’, and intermediaries’ view on … Continue reading

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Crafting a Supportive Global Economic Environment for SME Innovation

– by Stephen Ezell- Innovation – the creation of new or improvement of existing products, processes, services, and business or organizational models – drives the modern knowledge and technology-based global economy. For example, the U.S. Department of Commerce finds that … Continue reading

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The JEUPISTE Project

“You don’t get harmony when everyone sings the same note” Doug Floyd Over the last three years, the JEUPISTE project helped to further promote cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) between Europe and Japan. The EU-funded initiative tackles major … Continue reading

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IPR Strategies for the South-East Asian Knowledge Market

– by Helika Jurgenson – Many European SMEs may be under the impression that they do not conduct R&D in South-East Asia, because they do not have a research facility there. The likelihood is however that in reality, a high … Continue reading

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