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Eurofound publishes its work in a range of publication formats to match audience needs and the nature of the output. These include flagship reports on a particular area of activity, research reports summarising the findings of a research project and policy briefs presenting policy pointers from research projects or facts and figures relevant to policy debates. Also included are blog articles, regular articles on working life in Europe, presentations, working papers providing background material to ongoing or already concluded research, and reports arising from ad hoc requests by policymakers. Other corporate publications include annual reports, brochures and promotional publications. Web databases and online resources such as data visualisation applications are available in Data and resources.


  • Managing large-scale restructuring: The cases of Danone-Saiwa and Moulinex

    /Under pressure from economic and financial globalisation, French-based food group, Danone, and electrical household appliance manufacturer, Moulinex, announced large-scale restructuring in 2001. Danone decided to rationalise its European biscuit production facilities which led to the closure of the Saiwa factory in Locate Triulzi, Italy, while Moulinex filed for bankruptcy following an unsuccessful company recovery plan. The two case studies explore the decision-making process accompanying the restructuring, outline the positive aspects and highlight the initiatives underway for economic redevelopment of the regions concerned./
  • Knowledge-intensive business services - what future?

    /Knowledge-intensive business services, or KIBS for short, represent one of the fastest growing areas of the European economy. The first of three articles in the Sector Futures series on this sector sets out by defining KIBS, which involves distinguishing them from other forms of services and knowledge-intensive activities. It then looks at knowledge-intensive business services in the European Union (EU), highlighting key similarities and differences in their development across Member States. The feature also examines the forces driving the sector’s growth, including issues of outsourcing, the internationalisation of services, and the growth in demand for certain forms of knowledge./
  • The knowledge-intensive business services sector - what future?

    /Sector Futures provides specialised reports based on the monitoring of existing foresight studies, scenario work, innovation studies and reliable data sources. The second article in the Sector Futures series on the knowledge-intensive business sector explores, in greater depth, the reasons for the sector’s growth and draws up three alternative scenarios for its future development. The third and last article in this series goes on to review a range of policy issues that are raised by the three scenarios and outlines major policy responses to these issues./
  • EMCC dossier on the European telecoms sector

    /In less than two decades, Europe’s telecoms sector has moved from a nation-based industry, monopolised by public telecommunications operators to a free market system, operating on an international scale. The European Commission has played a key role in promoting market liberalisation through its regulatory regime. This EMCC dossier provides an in-depth analysis of the trends and forces driving change in the sector, using a compilation of relevant reports, company case studies and scenarios to give a comprehensive insight into a continuously evolving industry./
  • The transport sector - what future?

    /Sector Futures provides specialised reports based on the monitoring of existing foresight studies, scenario work, innovation studies and reliable data sources. The third article in the series on the transport sector (May 2005) explores some of the issues that have arisen from policies of the Commission White Paper 'European transport policy for 2010’, and from subsequent policy documents./
  • Internet in a transition economy: Hungary case study

    This case study report reviews the developments of the telecommunications sector in Hungary. Developments were remarkable during the 1990s, placing Hungary among the countries of central and eastern Europe with the highest number of telephone lines per 100 inhabitants. The reasons behind this industry growth lay in the early commencement of the market liberalisation process, in the establishment of a tariff strategy attracting investments and in the clear separation of the regulatory functions from the operative ones. This case study outlines these development stages starting from 1989. The industry structure and its main features are also described.
  • EMCC dossier on the European textiles and leather sector

    /Like many other mature industrial sectors, Europe’s leather and textiles sector, has undergone dramatic change over the past 20 years. This EMCC dossier provides an in-depth analysis of the trends and forces driving change in the sector, using a compilation of relevant reports, company case studies and scenarios to give a comprehensive insight into an industry in transition./
  • EMCC dossier on the European automotive industry

    /The automotive industry - a pioneer of industrial manufacturing which has weathered the storms of capitalism over the last century - is in crisis as it struggles to keep up with the increasingly rapid changes of the global economy. This EMCC dossier is a compilation of reports, regional and company case studies as well as scenarios, providing an in-depth analysis of the trends and forces driving change in the sector. An ‘interactive map’ showing basic statistics for each country and the main car assembly plants completes the dossier./
  • The food and drink sector - what future?

    /Sector Futures provides specialised reports based on the monitoring of existing foresight studies, scenario work, innovation studies and reliable data sources. The third feature in this series on the food and drink sector (January 2005) discusses the future of Europe’s food and drink manufacturing, exploring policy issues that arise from an examination of trends, drivers and scenarios. The landscape for Europe’s food policies for the future will be shaped by the debate on diet, nutrition and health./
  • EMCC dossier on the European railway sector

    /Since the mid-1990s the railway sector has gone through a period of increasingly rapid change. Much of this is down to a growing demand for transport services, a sustained phase of consolidation due to deregulation and industry reforms, and EU enlargement. This EMCC dossier provides a brief analysis of the trends and drivers of change likely to shape future developments within the sector. It also provides an overview of employment, industrial relations and working conditions in the rail transport sector, highlighting developments in five EU Member States - Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In addition, a series of links to a variety of relevant information sources complements this dossier./

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