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Administrative setup and the performance of member states in the Europe 2020 strategy

Wegmann, Kirstin (2013) Administrative setup and the performance of member states in the Europe 2020 strategy.

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Abstract:This Bachelor Thesis deals with the topic of the role of the regions in the administrative set-up of the member states (MS) and the EUROPE 2020 strategy. The EUROPE 2020 strategy has the goal to turn the European Union (EU) into a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth economy. Therefore the research question is “Which role of the regions in the administrative setup contributes to high performance of member states in the EUROPE 2020 strategy?” As the study is of an explanatory character the research design is a single-group design, or better a cross-sectional study, as the aim is to compare different countries. To say it shortly, the data collection contains secondary quantitative data provided by EUROSTAT. The relevance of the study lies in the fact, that there are huge differences in the performance of member states in accomplishing the goals of the strategy. As the strategy is focusing on the regions in Europe to be the key implementer it is expected that countries with more regional involvement are doing better. However results of this study show that the role of the region in the administrative setup is not significant in explaining differences in MS’ performance. It is evident that only five out of 27 MS considering regions as important in their administrative setup are placed in the high performance section. Regarding the federal states, only Austria is a high performing country. According to these results one can say that the regional role does not depend on the administrative setup.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:European Studies BSc (56627)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63573
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