Regional sectoral support

A review of the construction industry, SMES and regional innovation strategies across Europe

James Dick, David Payne (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

The performance of the EU construction industry in total makes a major impact on the European Community's economy, particularly on capital formation and employment. Small and Micro Enterprises account for 97% of businesses across the construction sector in the EU, a profile broadly reflected in the individual national and regional business base of members. This paper reviews the state of regional support for innovation and technology transfer in the Small Medium and Micro‐sized Enterprises (SME) sector of the Construction industry in the European Community. Results show that at the regional level, where most construction SMEs operate, there is a marked absence of focus on construction in either innovation support initiatives or business development services. Data on the construction industry at national and regional levels across Europe is not available in sufficient quality or detail for strategic decisions concerning this economically significant sector.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55 - 63
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

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Regional innovation
Construction industry
Innovation strategy
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Innovation
Strategic decisions
Technology transfer
Construction sector
Capital formation
Small enterprises
Business development
Micro-enterprises

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