Contemporary trends in Knowledge based economy: The EU experience and the Europe 2020 Strategy

TitleContemporary trends in Knowledge based economy: The EU experience and the Europe 2020 Strategy
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2018
AuthorsGanić, M
Conference Name2nd International Symposium on Innovative Approaches in Scientific Studies
Volume1
Date Published21 december 2018
KeywordsEU countries, innovations, Knowledge, the Europe 2020 strategy R&D
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to give a brief overview of the impact knowledge and innovation has had throughout the last two decades on the economic changes between new and old EU members from the Lisbon Strategy (2000-2010) to the Europe 2020 strategy. The research carry out a cross country comparative analysis of competitiveness and innovation by examining the ratio of R&D expenditure to gross domestic product (GDP) as well as R&D funded by government and private sector. In essence, we found that the economic gap between the old EU countries and the new EU member states is significantly correlated with investing in R&D.