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Establishing Competitive Advantages in the Service Sector in EU Member States

Marzenna Anna Weresa

This book focuses on general developments in the service sector and their consequences for the competitiveness of EU countries. It aims to identify factors that influence the competitive advantage of the service sector. The book is an outcome of a research project carried out at the World Economy Research Institute, Warsaw School of Economics. The research results presented in this book allow concluding that Europe needs to support services and innovation in the service sector in order to enhance growth and competitiveness across the EU.
Contents: Elias G. Carayannis: The Role of ICT as a Strategic Driver of Service Sector Competitiveness and Productivity: Focus on Process Industries – Fabienne Ilzkovitz/Adriaan Dierx/Nuno Sousa: An Analysis of the Possible Causes of Product Market Malfunctioning in the EU: First Results for Manufacturing and Service Sectors – Suparna Karmakar: Liberalizing Trade in Services. A New Agenda for Growth and Jobs in Europe? – Magdolna Sass: Changes in the Competitiveness of Service Sectors in New EU Member States: The Role of Business Process Outsourcing – Marzenna Anna Weresa: Investment Attractiveness of the Service Sector in Poland – Małgorzata Dziembała: The Development of the Service Sector in European Regions – Beata Lubos: Towards a Policy for Supporting Innovation in the Service Sector: The Rationale for Policy Action and Further Steps.