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Innovative service provision for the elderly : a European perspective


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  • Nijkamp, P.

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)

  • Rosdorff, S.
  • Wilderom, C.


In this paper, the major frictions that the twelve countries of the European Community face with regard to elderly care are enumerated and explained. The impact these frictions may have are briefly sketched as well as the type of innovations prompted, in part, by these frictions. Von Hippel's view on the emergence of innovation is being used to point out how Schumpeter's notion of 'creative destruction' can potentially enrich the European domain of public-services planning for the aged in the future.

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Paper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0089.

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Date of creation: 1991
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:vuarem:1991-89

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Keywords: Bejaardenbeleid; Europese Unie;

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  1. Ruys,Pieter & van der Laan,Gerard & Talman, Dolf, 1990. "Signalling devices for the supply of semi public goods," Discussion Paper Serie A 326, University of Bonn, Germany.
  2. Bergh, J.C.J.M. & Nijkamp, P., 1990. "Ecologically sustainable economic development : concepts and model implications," Serie Research Memoranda 0002, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
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