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The European Union as an Engine for Innovation

Wiederkehr, Florian LU (2010) EKHR22 20101
Department of Economic History
Abstract
The President of the European Commission, Josè Manuel Barroso is demanding an innovation society in the European Union, while many of the citizens of the European Union are sceptical about the entire organization. This thesis deals with the question whether the European Union is an engine for innovation or not. Based on the four innova-tion indicators “Sustainability and Sustainable Development”, “Regional Synergies”, “Crea-tive Cultural Exchange” and “Future Technologies” the policies and the budget of the European Union are analyzed regarding its degree of innovation.
The thesis shows that the European Union has made some effort towards more innova-tion; however, there is still enormous potential for improvement, especially in the... (More)
The President of the European Commission, Josè Manuel Barroso is demanding an innovation society in the European Union, while many of the citizens of the European Union are sceptical about the entire organization. This thesis deals with the question whether the European Union is an engine for innovation or not. Based on the four innova-tion indicators “Sustainability and Sustainable Development”, “Regional Synergies”, “Crea-tive Cultural Exchange” and “Future Technologies” the policies and the budget of the European Union are analyzed regarding its degree of innovation.
The thesis shows that the European Union has made some effort towards more innova-tion; however, there is still enormous potential for improvement, especially in the budget distribution regarding large agricultural expenditures. (Less)
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author
Wiederkehr, Florian LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR22 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Innovation Policy, Innovativeness, European Union, Sustainability, Regional Synergies, Cultural Exchange, Future Technologies, European Budget, Seventh Research Framework Programme
language
English
id
1628246
date added to LUP
2010-08-27 11:50:15
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2010-08-27 11:50:15
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  abstract     = {The President of the European Commission, Josè Manuel Barroso is demanding an innovation society in the European Union, while many of the citizens of the European Union are sceptical about the entire organization. This thesis deals with the question whether the European Union is an engine for innovation or not. Based on the four innova-tion indicators “Sustainability and Sustainable Development”, “Regional Synergies”, “Crea-tive Cultural Exchange” and “Future Technologies” the policies and the budget of the European Union are analyzed regarding its degree of innovation.
The thesis shows that the European Union has made some effort towards more innova-tion; however, there is still enormous potential for improvement, especially in the budget distribution regarding large agricultural expenditures.},
  author       = {Wiederkehr, Florian},
  keyword      = {Innovation Policy,Innovativeness,European Union,Sustainability,Regional Synergies,Cultural Exchange,Future Technologies,European Budget,Seventh Research Framework Programme},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The European Union as an Engine for Innovation},
  year         = {2010},
}