Strategic research agenda and implementation action plan for services

Pentti Vähä, Jari Kettunen, Minna Halonen, Ilari Kaarela

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    Today, services constitute approx. 70% of the total employment and GDP generated by the EU27. The share of services is growing everywhere in the world. The on-going transition from manufacturing economy to service economy and from goods-oriented hardware suppliers to service providers is gaining momentum. This change not only touches industry but also society as a whole. However, the European service sector is not performing as well as it could, as its productivity is not particularly high. The Strategic Research Agenda and Implementation Action Plan for Services (Services SRA) in association with the Associated European Research and Technology Organisations (AERTO) were therefore implemented. The key objective was to identify and justify the most important research themes and development needs of services and to issue recommendations for the volume and organization of service-related research in Europe. The main function of the Services SRA is to guide national funding organizations and to provide input for the preparation of EU research programmes, in particular the forthcoming 8th Framework Programme.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVTT Symposium on Service Innovation
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventVTT Symposium on Service Innovation - Espoo, Finland
    Duration: 18 Aug 201118 Aug 2011

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    SeriesVTT Symposium


    ConferenceVTT Symposium on Service Innovation


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