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Study on the Future of Manufacturing: Born Globals and their International Value Chains
This project, funded by Eurofound, aims to explore the international activities of ‘born global enterprises’ within their international value chains, and to develop policy pointers on the promotion of SME internationalisation. The project is led by Prof. David Smallbone, Prof. Robert Blackburn and Dr. Hang Do, working in collaborataion with the partner IKEI (Spain) to elaborate the study within 10 EU countries, including Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Estonia and Italy and Romania. The outputs of this project are embedded into a larger project of Eurofound and the European Commission intended to analyse the future of manufacturing activities in Europe.