The Future of European Competitiveness

By Murat Akpinar JAMK European competitiveness challenges were discussed by politicians, business leaders, academics, and new graduates during the Global Business Leaders Conference on July 6, 2012 at INSEAD Business School in France. European crisis emerged from the need to finance high levels of public debt in Greece, Portugal, and Spain. Speakers, however, address main challenges for future European competitiveness as…

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Finland’s Transition to a Knowledge Economy

By Pekka Ylä-Anttila Original news available at http://www.etla.fi/eng/index.php?did=1390 For anyone interested in economic change, Finland is an interesting case for two reasons. First, Finland has transformed itself in a relatively short period from a resource-intensive economy into a knowledge-based one. Second, the transformation coincided with major macro economic crisis in the early nineties – recovery from a deep recession and major…

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