The future of the manufacturing industry in Europe

Risto Kuivanen

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In Western Europe, many companies are moving their activities to low salary countries, such as China and India. The speed of globalisation is increasing. This creates new demands especially for the manufacturing industry. The best way of keeping a manufacturing industry in at least a major part of Europe is to specialise, mainly in production, where there are needs for special skills, and where the price of the workforce is not a key factor. This is easiest with products which are highly innovative. There will hardly be only one successful vision to follow for the whole of Europe. With new kinds of business models, it is still possible to conduct successful business in Europe in the field of manufacturing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Productivity Conference, EPC 2007
Subtitle of host publication10th National Productivity Forum
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventEuropean Productivity Conference, EPC 2007: 10th National Productivity Forum - Žilina, Slovakia
Duration: 23 Nov 200725 Nov 2007


ConferenceEuropean Productivity Conference, EPC 2007


  • Future
  • manufacturing
  • industry
  • Europe


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