Champa Essay

5156 WordsSep 21, 200921 Pages
Final Report to the BMW Regional Assembly Audit of INN VATION in the BMW Region Table of Contents Executive Summary Chapter One Introduction 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Structure of the Report Terms of Reference Methodology So what is Innovation? Acknowledgements 01 13 13 13 15 16 17 Chapter Two The BMW Region 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 So what is the position of the BMW Region today? Employment Economic Growth of the BMW Region Industrial Structure Comparison of the BMW Region and S&E Region National Spatial Strategy Conclusions 19 21 27 29 31 41 42 43 Chapter Three Company Start-Ups, Development & Structure 3.1 The Entrepreneurial System 3.2 Company Performance in the BMW 3.3 Company Size & Geographical Spread 3.4 Service Companies in the BMW Region 3.5 Good Examples and Opportunities in the BMW Region 3.6 Conclusions 47 47 52 55 59 61 65 Chapter Four Survey of Innovation-Results 4.1 The Sample and Types of Innovation 4.2 Absorptive Capacity and Information 4.3 Innovation Enablers, Barriers and Networks 4.4 New Products, Patents and Supports 4.5 Impacts of Innovation and Expenditure on Performance 4.6 Comparison of R&D in the BMW Region with the S&E Region 4.7 Sectoral Expenditure on Innovation 4.8 New Insights from the Audit 4.9 Conclusions 69 69 72 75 79 82 85 87 88 91 Chapter Five The Development Support System 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Public and Private Development Supports County Enterprise Boards (CEBs) Enterprise Ireland (EI) Industrial Development Authority Údarás na Gaeltachta Western Development Commission (WDC) Other Development Organisations Overview of the State Development Programmes Conclusions 93 93 95 97 111 113 114 115 119 123 Chapter Six Third Level Sector, Infrastructure & Regional Innovation Culture 6.1 The Role of the Third Level Sector in National & Regional Development 6.2 Physical

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