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Productivity And Innovation Economy: Comparative Analysis Of European Nuts Ii, 1995--2004


  • Elvira Vieira
  • Isabel Neira
  • Emília Vázquez


Vieira E., Neira I. and Vázquez E. Productivity and innovation economy: comparative analysis of European NUTS-2, 1995--2004, Regional Studies . Innovation is the guarantee of perpetuation and improvement of productive cycles, as well as the improvement of the work of human resources. This paper emphasizes the importance of the input of innovation in the production process as a way to maximize the capacity and efficiency of the labour factor, translated by its productivity. It describes empirically some of the factors that determine the existence of good levels of labour productivity, highlighting the relationship between innovation and productivity with the clear objective of emphasizing the importance of technological progress in the development of the NUTS-2 (Nomenclature des Unités Territoriales Statistiques) regions in twenty-seven countries of the European Union. Vieira E., Neira I. et Vázquez E. L'économie de la productivité et de l'innovation: une analyse comparative des régions européennes NUTS-2, de 1995 à 2004, Regional Studies . L'innovation assure la continuité et l'amélioration des cycles de productivité, ainsi que l'amélioration du travail des ressources humaines. Cet article souligne l'importance de l'innovation dans le processus de production comme moyen de maximiser la capacité et l'efficacité du travail, traduites par sa productivité. On présente de façon empirique quelques-uns des facteurs qui déterminent l'existence de bons niveaux de productivité, soulignant le rapport entre l'innovation et la productivité dans le but très clair de mettre l'accent sur l'importance du progrès technologique dans le développement des régions NUTS-2 (Nomenclature des Unités Territoriales Statistiques) dans vingt-sept pays de l'Union européenne. Productivité Education Innovation Croissance économique Régional Vieira E., Neira I. und Vázquez E. Produktivität und Innovationswirtschaft: eine vergleichende Analyse der europäischen NUTS-2-Regionen, 1995--2004, Regional Studies . Innovation ist eine Garantie für die Beibehaltung und Verbesserung von Produktionszyklen sowie für die Verbesserung der Arbeit der Personalressourcen. In diesem Beitrag betonen wir die Bedeutung des Inputs von Innovation im Produktionsverfahren als Methode zur Maximierung der als Produktivität übersetzten Kapazität und Effizienz des Arbeitskräftefaktors. Wir beschreiben auf empirische Weise einige der Faktoren, die für die Existenz eines angemessenen Niveaus von Arbeitskraftproduktivität ausschlaggebend sind, und verdeutlichen die Beziehung zwischen Innovation und Produktivität mit dem klaren Ziel einer Betonung der Bedeutung des technischen Fortschritts für die Entwicklung der NUTS-2-Regionen (Nomenclature des Unités Territoriales Statistiques) in 27 Ländern der Europäischen Union. Produktivität Bildung Innovation Wirtschaftswach stum Regional Vieira E., Neira I. y Vázquez E. Productividad y economía de innovación: análisis comparativo de las regiones europeas NUTS-2, 1995--2004, Regional Studies . La innovación es la garantía para la perpetuación y mejora de los ciclos productivos, así como la mejora del trabajo de recursos humanos. En este artículo subrayamos la importancia de la aportación de innovación en el proceso de producción como método para maximizar la capacidad y la eficacia del factor laboral, traducido por su productividad. Describimos empíricamente algunos de los factores que determinan la existencia de buenos niveles de productividad laboral, destacando la relación entre la innovación y la productividad con el claro objetivo de resaltar la importancia del progreso tecnológico en el desarrollo de las regiones NUTS-2 (Nomenclature des Unités Territoriales Statistiques) en veintisiete países de la Unión Europea. Productividad Educación Innovación Crecimie nto económico Regional

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  • Elvira Vieira & Isabel Neira & Emília Vázquez, 2011. "Productivity And Innovation Economy: Comparative Analysis Of European Nuts Ii, 1995--2004," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(9), pages 1269-1286, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:45:y:2011:i:9:p:1269-1286
    DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2010.486781

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