EFIGE

European Firms In a Global Economy: Internal policies for external competitiveness

 Coordinatore BRUEGEL AISBL* 

 Organization address address: RUE DE LA CHARITE 33
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1210

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Delphine
Cognome: Michel
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 2 227 4272
Fax: +32 2 227 4219

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Belgium [BE]
 Sito del progetto http://www.efige.org
 Totale costo 3˙908˙945 €
 EC contributo 3˙149˙867 €
 Programma FP7-SSH
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities
 Code Call FP7-SSH-2007-1
 Funding Scheme CP-IP
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-09-01   -   2012-08-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    BRUEGEL AISBL*

 Organization address address: RUE DE LA CHARITE 33
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1210

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Delphine
Cognome: Michel
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 2 227 4272
Fax: +32 2 227 4219

BE (BRUXELLES) coordinator 2˙199˙944.00
2    INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG EV

 Organization address address: OB DEM HIMMELREICH 1
city: TUEBINGEN
postcode: 72074

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Günther
Cognome: Klee
Email: send email
Telefono: -996647
Fax: -996721

DE (TUEBINGEN) participant 179˙657.00
3    CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC POLICY RESEARCH LTD

 Organization address address: BASTWICK STREET 3RD FLOOR 77
city: LONDON
postcode: EC1V 3PZ

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Vivian
Cognome: Davies
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 (0)20 7183 8815
Fax: +44 (0)20 7183 8820

UK (LONDON) participant 157˙258.00
4    CENTRO STUDI LUCA D'AGLIANO

 Organization address address: VIA PRINCIPE AMEDEO 34
city: TORINO
postcode: 10123

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Giorgio
Cognome: Barba Navaretti
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 02 5032 1521
Fax: +39 02 5032 1505

IT (TORINO) participant 157˙257.00
5    CENTRE D'ETUDES PROSPECTIVES ET D'INFORMATIONS INTERNATIONALES

 Organization address address: RUE GEORGES PITARD 9
city: PARIS
postcode: 75740

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Frederique
Cognome: Abiven
Email: send email
Telefono: -53685487
Fax: -53685469

FR (PARIS) participant 141˙257.00
6    MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA KOZGAZDASAG- ES REGIONALIS TUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

 Organization address address: PAPNOVELDE U 22
city: PECS
postcode: 7621

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Judit
Cognome: Kis
Email: send email
Telefono: -6973909
Fax: -3193101

HU (PECS) participant 141˙257.00
7    UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

 Organization address address: CALLE MADRID 126
city: GETAFE (MADRID)
postcode: 28903

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Regina
Cognome: García Beato
Email: send email
Telefono: 91346249931
Fax: 34916249930

ES (GETAFE (MADRID)) participant 141˙257.00
8    UNICREDIT SOCIETA PER AZIONI

 Organization address address: VIA ALESSANDRO SPECCHI 16
city: ROMA
postcode: 100

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Andrea
Cognome: Brasili
Email: send email
Telefono: -72605063
Fax: -726051213

IT (ROMA) participant 31˙980.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The chances of European countries to grow, prosper and provide well being to their citizens rest on the ability of their firms to become successful traders and producers in foreign markets within and outside the EU. This project examines the pattern of internationalisation of European firms. With a clear focus on defining adequate and effective policy measures, it looks at the broad factors constraining or enhancing companies' foreign operations, like growth in size and productivity; type of ownership and corporate governance; access to financial markets; innovation; the macroeconomic environment. It will do so by combining theoretical and empirical research at the frontier of the academic and policy debate with the gathering of new data through a cross country survey. The main questions addressed by the project are: What are the features of European firms that successfully compete in international markets? To what extent do they contribute to productivity and employment? Does access to foreign market enhance firm performance through a learning process? Why are some countries more successful in international trade and FDI? What are the policies that can improve a nation’s foreign trade performance? Does integration within the Single Market foster productivity improvements? Has the euro led to a wider participation of firms in cross-border business? What policies can promote the participation of other European firms that are currently excluded from international markets? What are the gains and the adjustments involved in reducing barriers to trade and foreign direct investment (FDI)? What policies can best maximise gains and smooth adjustments?'

Introduzione (Teaser)

A global outlook is crucial to making European industry more competitive. This could be achieved through improved policies that encourage firms to become more competitive and reach international markets.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

If European industry doesn't penetrate foreign markets effectively in a global arena, trade opportunities could be lost in the face of tough external competition. The EU-funded project 'European firms in a global economy: Internal policies for external competitiveness' (EFIGE) studied different aspects of European firms to overcome this challenge. Examining the internationalisation of these firms and related policies, the project studied factors like size, productivity, type of ownership, employment and innovation.

To achieve its aims, EFIGE combined the latest theoretical and empirical research through a cross-country survey. The project also produced seven country reports covering Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Austria and the United Kingdom. It identified the features of European firms for successfully competing abroad and focused on more successful countries in international trade.

One important aspect of the project involved examining the ability of firms to compete in foreign markets, looking as well at their reliance on local and global production networks. Other key aspects covered a better understanding of the effect of the euro on European firms, how these firms have weathered the crisis and what the barriers to firm growth are.

In effect, the project produced a thorough assessment of the internationalisation patterns of European firms. In addition to the country reports and cross-country report that identifies the triggers to competitiveness, project results also included 62 working papers and 4 policy briefs.

The overall findings could have a profound effect on policymaking in Europe and on improving competitiveness. If new policies are created, firm competitiveness will improve on a country level, also spurring a positive socioeconomic impact on a pan-European scale. European firms will then have a much better chance of becoming world leaders in their respective fields.

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