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Matthias Firgo, Alexandros Charos, Nicole Schmidt, Gerhard Schwarz, Anna Strauss, OÖ-DESI 2017 – Digital Economy and Society Index für Oberösterreich

Reports (work in progress), September 2017
DESI (Digital Economy and Society Index) ist ein von der EU entwickelter und auf nationaler Ebene jährlich erhobener Index, der einen Vergleich der "digitalen Performance" der Mitgliedsländer in fünf Dimensionen und ein Monitoring der Entwicklung über die Zeit erlaubt. Er ist damit ein geeignetes Instrument, um die Wirtschaftspolitik in Digitalisierungs-Agenden zu begleiten und Entscheidungshilfen zu geben. Das vorliegende Projekt widmete sich der Erstellung eines regionalisierten DESI für das Bundesland Oberösterreich zur Standortbestimmung des Digitalisierungsfortschrittes im Vergleich zu Österreich und den Ländern der EU. Die Ergebnisse zeigen für Oberösterreichs Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft insgesamt einen etwas höheren Digitalisierungsgrad als im Österreich-Durchschnitt. Insbesondere im Unternehmenssektor scheinen digitale Technologien in Oberösterreich bereits stark integriert.
 
Commissioned by: Business Upper Austria
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research

Fabian Unterlass, Andreas Reinstaller, Klaus S. Friesenbichler, Alexandros Charos, Kathrin Hranyai, Peter Reschenhofer, Anna Strauss, Sebastian Unterlass, Johanna Vogel, Agnes Kügler, Stefan Weingärtner, The Relationship Between Export and Technological Specialisation Profiles Across EU Countries and Regions and the Identification of Development Potentials

Monographs, August 2015, 183 pages
   
The aim of this study is to analyse the development of new industrial specialisations and the process of export diversification both at the country and the regional level for the EU countries over time. It examines to what extent these processes show path dependent properties, whether persistent development trajectories can be shifted in order to avoid structural traps and what role related and unrelated diversification play for the economic performance of regions. Overall, the results of this report and its policy implications underscore that Smart Specialisation policies require a smooth coordination of a larger set of diverse policy measures that take into account both the local context and all the involved players rather than a perfect setup of single policies. In particular, the educational system, specialisation patterns in research and innovation, and foreign direct investments play a key role in diversification processes and should be a constitutive element of Smart Specialisation policies.
This study has been prepared for the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), under Specific Contract ENT-SME-14-F-S107-SI2-698839 implementing the Framework Service Contract ENTR/300/PP/2013/FC-WIFO on "Studies in the Area of European Competitiveness" coordinated by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO; coordinator: Andreas Reinstaller). This service contract is financed by the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs (COSME).
 
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
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