Convergence of knowledge intensive sectors and the EU’s external competitiveness

wiiw-report 2012:377. The share of knowledge-intensive services and products in total output and demand and in the production of advanced, but also less advanced or emerging economies, has steadily increased over time and especially so for the knowledge-intensive services. This ‘quaternization’ of the economies not only points towards the rising shares of services but also stresses the role of knowledge-intensive services and their growing importance as sources of innovation and technology and as inputs into the manufacturing process. First the study documents the important role played by services in the EU as compared to the USA and Japan. Special emphasis is given to the role of knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS). 


Tittel Convergence of knowledge intensive sectors and the EU's external competitiveness
ForfatterSabine Biege
ForfatterMartin Borowiecki
ForfatterBernhard Dachs
ForfatterJoseph Francois
ForfatterDoris Hanzl
ForfatterJohan Hauknes
ForfatterAngela Jäger
ForfatterMark Stephen Knell
ForfatterGunther Lay
ForfatterOlga Pindyuk
ForfatterDoris Schartinger
ForfatterRobert Stehrer