University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

SERVICEGAP is co-ordinated from Birmingham Business School, at the University of Birmingham, UK. Birmingham Business School (BBS) is a research-led institution and part of the University of Birmingham. It is a thriving and active community of around 100 academic staff who teach and engage in scholarship and research in a wide range of areas including industrial and labour economics and international management.

 

As well as overall co-ordination, The University of Birmingham is leading the work on WP2: Productivity drivers in service industries, and is contributing to WP1, WP3, and WP4.

 

 

Economic and Social Research Institute

Economic and Social Research Institute

The Irish Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) is a not-for-profit research organisation, which was founded in 1960. The mission of the ESRI is to produce high-quality research that contributes to understanding economic and social change and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland and throughout the European Union. Its primary research goal is to develop and implement a sustainable research agenda that matches closely the key long-term economic and social challenges facing Ireland in the changing international context over the next decade.


ESRI will lead the work on WP4: Internationalisation of services and growth, and will also contribute to WP2 on regulation in specific service sectors and in WP3 on innovation in services.

Zentrum fuer Europaeische Wirtschaftsforschung

Zentrum fuer Europaeische Wirtschaftsforschung

The ZEW is a non-profit economic research institute funded in 1990 carrying out economic research, economic counselling and knowledge transfer. Around 100 researchers are working in seven research units. It takes a predominantly microeconomic and microeconometric research approach and has distinguished itself in particular in the creation of micro-level databases and comparative analysis at the European level.

 

ZEW will lead on WP3: Firm strategies in the knowledge-based economy and will contribute to WP2 on productivity and growth and WP4 on international trade in services.

National Institute of Economic and Social Research

National Institute of Economic and Social Research

The National Institute was set up in 1938 as an independent research institute to carry out applied work of high academic quality. It has nearly thirty researchers with the majority working on issues surrounding labour markets, productivity and economic growth.

 

NIESR will contribute to WP1 on trends in service sector performance, working with the coordinator on this task. Its main contribution will be on developing and analysing measures of competition and regulation in WP2.

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