Policy Brief 1: EARLY HARVEST OF SERVICEGAP - The Impact of Service Sector Innovation and Internationalisation on Growth and Productivity
There are lingering doubts about the dynamic features of market services in the EU. Whereas in manufacturing, European integration has stimulated cross-border activities, in market services such activities ('internationalisation') have remained far smaller in value. Moreover, in market services the extent of innovation and productivity growth are often regarded as worryingly low.
Policy Brief 2: The Impact of Service Sector Innovation and Internationalisation on Growth and Productivity
The interaction between manufacturing and services has become more pronounced in recent decades. On the output side, manufacturing firms are increasingly offering services in combination with their products while on the input side firms purchase more and more services both from domestic sources and from abroad. Furthermore, there has been a strong increase in the share of service occupations in the manufacturing sector, showing a widespread shift in the production process towards service functions.