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French manufacturing companies’ rate of investment in intangible assets is higher than that of their European partners, yet with no significant impact on competitiveness and productivity. In this document, we set out the reasons for the difference.
This note analyses how France is exposed to the risk of protectionism by examining how our industrial companies integrate into global value chains.
To attempt to answer these questions, this note looks at the aggregated behaviour of investment by French companies from 1995 to 2016, and compares it with that of their European counterparts in Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
The crisis impacting work and education is also about words: manual labour vs intellectual work, technical knowledge vs general knowledge, vocational training vs general training, blue-collar worker vs white-collar worker: all of these words designate categories that are no longer operable. This note looks back at how these representations originated and took shape.
This publication is the result of a journey to visit a sample of Italian companies, starting in 2014 and ending in spring 2016.
Contrary to popular belief, the rate of redundancy in the manufacturing sector, which is highly exposed to international competition, is lower than in tradable services and, in particular, than in the non-tradable sector.
This study is a concise, simplified adaptation of a PhD thesis on social law defended by Mathilde Frapart at the University of Strasbourg in September 2016, and entitled “La protection négociée des droits sociaux fondamentaux des travailleurs : contribution à l’étude des accords d’entreprise transnationaux”.
For decades, the United Kingdom has made attracting foreign companies a key aspect of its industrial policy. The country’s public authorities were convinced from an early stage that the penetration of foreign capital would have a positive impact on the national economy.
This Note takes the work further and looks at the resilience of these companies, in other words their capacity to stand up to a crisis, sometimes even using it as a springboard to bounce back stronger.
This note therefore compares jobs exposed to international (tradable jobs) competition with those not exposed to it (non-tradable jobs), both of which types are found in industry and services.