relative weaknesses of the institutional actors provide evidence of structural isolation in the SME environmentthat is inhibiting information flow from intermediaries like government support agencies and vendors. Theauthors recommend a proactive role on the part of technology and enterprise intermediaries to design SME-appropriate solutions.
Brain Drain Feared as German Jobs Lure Southern Europeans
The New York Times
By Suzanne Daley and Nicholas Kulish
“Germany — While much of southern Europe is struggling with soaring unemployment rates, a robustGermany is desperate for educated workers, and it has begun to look south for the solution.”“The area is home to many of the small and medium-size family enterprises, known as the Mittelstand, thatpower Germany’s industrial export economy. But for many companies, finding qualified employees andkeeping them is the challenge.”..
Internazionalizzazione PMI: nuovi strumenti per investire in Turchia
By Barbar Weisz
“Missione economica di ICE, Governo, imprese e banche in Turchia: Italia partner commerciale di questaeconomia emergente, che rappresenta un'opportunità di crescita in chiave anti-crisi per le PMI.”“La missione – che vede coinvolte ABI, Confindustria, Unioncamere, Rete Imprese, ex ICE, Ministeri delloSviluppo Economico e Affari Esteri – è iniziata il primo maggio per concludersi il 4 maggio e prevede lapartecipazione diretta di circa 160
aziende, 10 banche e 23 associazioni imprenditoriali”
Public Procurement of Innovation (PoI)
-Skills and InnovationPublic Procurement of Innovation can be defined as the purchase of innovative products, services or processesthrough public demand with the aim to improve the performance and functionality of public services or to solveimportant socio-economic challenges. The purchase might include research and development in order to preparea future commercial purchase: this exploratory phase is called pre-commercial procurement. A detaileddescription of the instrument can be find on the website