Report | 2011

State of the Region Report 2011: The Top of Europe's Quest for Resilience--A Competitive Region Facing a Fragile Global Economy

by Christian H.M. Ketels

Abstract

The State of the Region Reports provide an annual discussion of competitiveness and collaboration across the Baltic Sea Region, covering the Nordic countries, the Baltic countries, Northern Germany, Northern Poland, and Northwestern Russia. The 2011 edition, the 8th in this series, documents in its first part how this Region has been able to recover more strongly after the crisis than many of its peers. It provides updated information about underlying competitiveness as well as key policy initiatives. A special section is devoted to Poland. The second part then discusses the level of collaboration in the Region, covering the activities of the many cross-regional institutions and networks. It looks in particular at the progress made in the context of the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy, the European Union's first macroregional strategy. The third section then provides a discussion of entrepreneurship across the Region,

Keywords: Financial Crisis; Entrepreneurship; Globalized Economies and Regions; Policy; Competitive Strategy; Competitive Advantage; Cooperation; Baltic Countries;

Citation:

Ketels, Christian H.M. "State of the Region Report 2011: The Top of Europe's Quest for Resilience--A Competitive Region Facing a Fragile Global Economy." Report Series, Baltic Development Forum, Copenhagen, October 2011.