Europe needs a new economic story. Europe’s ability to compete in the knowledge-driven economy depends on how well it can translate science, technology and know-how into businesses, jobs and economic growth. Despite the emergence of a new breed of internationally-minded entrepreneur, the EU needs to do more to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. Charles Leadbeater calls for a new approach to economic policy-making that has enterprise at its heart. He argues that Europe can combine social cohesion with the kind of entrepreneurial energy that drives US businesses, and he presents a list of policy targets to achieve that aim.
Charles Leadbeater, 1999, Published by Centre for European Reform, 29 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QL.
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