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Volume 5 (19) Number 3 pp. 50-71

Marzenna Anna Weresa

World Economy Research Institute, Collegium of World Economy, SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Technological competitiveness of the EU member states in the era of the fourth industrial revolution

Abstract:

The aim of this paper is to investigate the implications of the fourth industrial
revolution for technological competitiveness, its definition and measurement methods.
An empirical part is aimed at identifying comparative advantages of the European
Union in digital technologies. Recently new approaches have appeared to measure
digital competitiveness, however they use a broad definition of competitiveness that
encompasses not only technological factors but also the macroeconomic and institutional
environment (IMD, 2017; WEF, 2018). There is still a limited number of studies
focused on the technological dimension of competitiveness in digital technologies. This
paper fills the gap by developing a conceptual framework based on patent indicators,
i.e. Patent Share and Revealed Technological Advantage indices. It allows a consistent
analysis of the comparative advantages of the EU member states in digital technologies
to be conducted. The results confirm a huge diversity within the EU in terms of
digital technologies, their global impact and comparative advantages.

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Keywords: technological competitiveness, digitalization, European Union, revealed technological advantage

DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2019.3.4

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MLA Weresa, Marzenna Anna. "Technological competitiveness of the EU member states in the era of the fourth industrial revolution." Economics and Business Review EBR 19.3 (2019): 50-71. DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2019.3.4
APA Weresa, M. A. (2019). Technological competitiveness of the EU member states in the era of the fourth industrial revolution. Economics and Business Review EBR 19(3), 50-71 DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2019.3.4
ISO 690 WERESA, Marzenna Anna. Technological competitiveness of the EU member states in the era of the fourth industrial revolution. Economics and Business Review EBR, 2019, 19.3: 50-71. DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2019.3.4