Hugo Hollanders

Hugo Hollanders
Maastricht University | UM · UNU-MERIT

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Technical Report
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We live in an information-rich world where very few people question the practical value of numbers. For R&D managers and Science and Technology (S&T) policymakers, access to large amounts of objective information coupled with 'insider knowledge' of the current state of S&T systems promotes better awareness of their organization' s strengths, weakne...
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Analyzes research and innovation in the European Union against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic, Brexit, global challenges and a changing international landscape.
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The full text is freely available from UNESCO: https://www.unesco.org/reports/science/2021/en/download-the-report and directly via UNESDOC: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000377433 | It is striking how development priorities have aligned over the past five years. Countries of all income levels are prioritizing their transition to digit...
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It has been widely recognized that innovation is an important driver of economic growth. Many Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) have adopted innovation indicators to monitor innovation performance and to evaluate the impact of innovation policies. This paper argues that innovation indicators should be customized to the different socioeconomic...
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This report gives an overview of the Western Balkan region, looking at challenges and emerging potentials for innovation. It presents tools and methodologies available at the JRC to support an innovation agenda for economic transformation inspired by smart specialisation. Each challenge is supported by a concrete implementation example.
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This report explores the extent to which differences in the scores of a country in the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) or a region in the Regional Innovation Scoreboard (RIS) can be explained by various socio-economic, demographic, cultural, etc. factors. The term ‘structural indicators’ is used (e.g. by Eurostat) to refer to statistical indic...
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We evaluate the effect of innovation support programs on output innovation by small and medium enterprises in traditional manufacturing industry. This focus is motivated by a definition of traditional manufacturing industry that includes capacity for innovation, and by evidence of its continued importance in European Union employment. We conducted...
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Factor and cluster analysis are used to identify different methods that public sector agencies in Europe use to innovate, based on data from a 2010 survey of 3273 agencies. The analyses identify three types of innovative agencies: bottom-up, knowledge-scanning, and policy-dependent. The distribution of bottom-up agencies across European countries i...
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This article investigates the Innovation Union Scoreboard (IUS) as a tool to carry out case studies about national innovation capacities in the case of given countries. It clarifies what this statistical framework can offer in terms of information and insights on strengths and weaknesses of a given country relative to the other countries which are...
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This study investigates the impact of innovation support programmes on SME innovation in traditional manufacturing industries in seven EU regions. Recent literature identifying sources of potential government failure in innovation policy suggests that the effects of public support measures to increase private innovation may be disappointing. Our re...
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The public sector plays an important role in economically developed countries by contributing to a substantial share of national GDP. By creating a favorable business climate the public sector can also have a profound impact on the economic and innovative performance of firms. Efficient and high quality public services also act as a driver of busin...
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This paper provides a survey on studies that analyze the macroeconomic effects of intellectual property rights (IPR). The first part of this paper introduces different patent policy instruments and reviews their effects on R&D and economic growth. This part also discusses the distortionary effects and distributional consequences of IPR protection a...
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This book collects contributions from the conference that took place in Brussels 28 and 29 of May 2009: "Can creativity be measured?" organized by DG Education and Culture (DG EAC) together with the Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning (CRELL) of the DG Joint Research Centre (DG JRC). The book provides an overview of two main approaches to the...
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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this report, as well as the information included in it, do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of the European Commission and in no way commit the institution.
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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this report, as well as the information included in it, do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of the European Commission and in no way commit the institution.
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This paper tries to quantify the effect of diffusion of informal knowledge on the innovative performance of European firms using data derived from the 3rd Community Innovation Survey. When firms are asked whether or not they have introduced new products or processes, they were also asked to which degree such innovations were developed in-house. The...
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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this report, as well as the information included in it, do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of the European Commission and in no way commit the institution.
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Final version for the Workshop “Towards a European Strategy in Support of Innovation in Services” Workshop of DG Enterprise and Industry
Technical Report
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The European Innovation Progress Report 2006 provides a summary of the findings and analysis undertaken during 2005 under the umbrella of the European TrendChart on Innovation. The findings are based on empirical analysis of trends in key indicators (the European Innovation Scoreboard 2005 – EIS 2005) and a qualitative analysis of the public policy...
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For seven European countries macro-level indicators of the accumulation of intangible capital are developed. Using hedonic prices deflate investments in IT hardware, IT software and telecommunication equipment, for both intangibles and ‘smart’ tangibles capital stocks are constructed. These capital stock data are then used as an input to analyse th...
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The introduction of new technologies and technical change is associated mainly with high-skilled and high-wage workers. In addition, many studies have found a positive correlation between the introduction of new technologies and technical change and skill upgrading. In these studies no attention has been paid to spillovers from one sector to the ot...
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This paper investigates and compares changes in the employment structure in manufacturing in Finland, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States in the period 1975–1995. Using data on employment by skill level and type and several measures of an industry's technological advancement, we find a positive relationship between skil...
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Background paper on the NewKind-project: New Indicators for the Knowledge Based Economy Second draft
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This paper investigates and compares the changes in skill structure in six OECD countries (Finland, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) in the period 1975-1995 using new OECD data on employment by skill level and type. For all countries evidence is found that technical change is skill-biased in the sense that it favors...
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The human capital-augmented Solow model (Mankiw et al., 1992) has been criticized by Cho and Graham (1996) by stating that half of all countries converge to their steady state from above, i.e. from income levels above those obtained in their steady state. This is clearly at odds with the general idea that countries approach their steady state from...
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This paper goes into detail in the pattern of growth over the last thirty to forty years at the world level. A model is developed in which different aspects of technological change and their influence on growth will be outlined. This model is used in estimations for cross-country OECD-samples of 1973-1996 growth paths, as well as in panel databases...
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This paper examines the importance of knowledge-skill complementarity in the process of contemporary economic growth. By analyzing Dutch manufacturing and carrying out an extensive spillover and wage inequality analysis, it is shown that knowledge-intensive sectors pay their high-skilled workers a relatively higher wage in the form of a wage premiu...
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This paper presents some information on issues that have some importance for those who try to learn from the economic policy of the Netherlands. In particular we discuss the following questions. i) Does growth in the Netherlands differ from that of other Western European countries? ii) In which branches and sectors is the GDP of the Netherlands and...
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This paper builds a general equilibrium model of endogenous growth outside the representativeagent framework to show that when individuals are heterogenous, persistent inequality will bethe result of economic growth. Individuals are assumed to be born with different abilities, whichwill lead to a steady state growth path of biased technical change...
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When new technologies are introduced in the production process or when technological change is incorporated in an economic model, it is agreed upon that this reduces the demand for low-skilled labour relative to the demand for high-skilled labour. In general the rationale for this argument is that high-skilled workers and capital are complements, w...
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This paper presents a national accounting framework that is tailored to a description of the role of research and development (R&D) in the national economy. The main differences from the standard national accounts are some changes in basic concepts and the introduction of additional, more detailed, classifications. The framework facilitates drawing...
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This paper presents a modified national accounting system tailored to a description of Research and Development (R&D)in the national economy. The main differences with the standard national accounts are some changes in the basic concepts (e.g. own-account production of R&D is considered as capital formation) and the introduction of additional class...
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This paper highlights the great diversity in development pathways and trajectories of innovation across European regions. A regional knowledge-based economy has multi-dimensional aspects. It includes a variety of knowledge activities and multiple interactions among a range of actors including universities, research institutes, enterprises, knowledg...

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The goal of the BIGPROD project is to extend existing econometric approaches to productivity, such as the Crepon-Duguet-Mairesse (CDM) model, with theoretically sound ‘Big data’ measures that are operationalised, validated through pilots and communicated to the relevant stakeholders. Visit our project website at http://www.bigprod.eu
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The European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change (EOCIC) is an initiative of the European Commission’s Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Directorate-General. The Observatory provides a single access point for statistical information, analysis and mapping of clusters and cluster policy in Europe, aimed at European, national, regional and local policy-makers, as well as cluster managers and representatives of SME intermediaries. More information about EOCIC is available at: https://www.clustercollaboration.eu/eu-initiatives/european-cluster-observatory