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ISCH COST Action IS0701
Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data: Industry Dynamics, Firm Performance, and Worker Outcomes

1. Main/primary objectives

The main objective of the Action is to enhance international collaboration to produce cross-country

comparative research using improved data to study the firm-level sources of economic growth and

the consequences of the growth process for workers.

2. Secondary objectives

Stimulate international collaboration and widen the network to more participants, including earlystage

and under-represented researchers (through conferences and workshops: 2 conferences

expected, one in Year 1, the other in Year 3; 8-12 workshops expected in Years 2 and 4).

Use firm-level data to analyze the microeconomic sources of economic growth and the

consequences for workers (through publications of books and working papers: 2-4 books and 40-60

papers anticipated).

Bring together academic researchers with policy makers and data providers from National

Statistical Institutions (with expected proportions: 50%, 20%, 30%).

Share of data and econometric methodologies among researchers.

Share methods of data collection, variable definition, and access and confidentiality among data


Work to include and mentor junior researchers and to improve the gender balance (with the goal of

at least 50% early stage and at least 33% women).

Develop the capacity of new member states, East European, and former Soviet economies to

produce high quality firm-level data and the scholarly abilities to analyze them.

Draw out policy implications of the research wherever possible and encouraging participants to

publish such implications (20-40 policy briefs expected).

Encourage interdisciplinarity in recognition of the multi-faceted nature of the economic and social

problems addressed in this research (sociologists, political scientists, demographers, geographers,

and representatives of industry to be invited to the Conferences and Working Groups).

(Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.)

General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Dr Stefan BENDER (DE)

Vice Chair of the Action:

Dr J. David BROWN (UK)

Science officer of the Action:


Administrative officer of the Action:

Ms Jeannette NCHUNG ORU


Action Fact Sheet

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Memorandum of Understanding

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Progress Report

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