Report | 2007

State of the Region Report 2007: Doing Business at the Top of Europe

by Christian H.M. Ketels

Abstract

The 2007 State of the Region Report is the fourth edition in this series of annual evaluations of competitiveness and cooperation across the Baltic Sea Region. The Report is organized into three parts: Part A of the Report describes the motivation for regional cooperation and the macroeconomic context in which it currently occurs. Part B covers different aspects of the Region's competitiveness, from an assessment of its economic performance to an evaluation of its microeconomic fundamentals to its position regarding the European Union's Lisbon Agenda. Part C looks at the Region from the perspective of businesses and discusses its attractiveness as a market, its potential as a source of competitive advantages, and its effectiveness as a policy platform for competitiveness upgrading.

Keywords: Macroeconomics; Microeconomics; Globalized Economies and Regions; Performance Effectiveness; Competitive Strategy; Competitive Advantage; Cooperation; Baltic Countries;

Citation:

Ketels, Christian H.M. "State of the Region Report 2007: Doing Business at the Top of Europe." Report Series, Baltic Development Forum, Copenhagen, November 2007.