Croatian Science Foundation research project IP-11-2013: Building competitiveness of Croatian manufacturing (EMS_GMRG)

Grant holder: The Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb
Duration: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2018
Collaborator: Ivana Rašić Bakarić

There are several trends in global manufacturing. Higher automatization reduces the need for human labour and China manufacturing is posing a considerable threat. Manufacturing companies in developed countries are seeking ways to stay competitive on the global market since a considerable part of their GDP is acquired by manufacturing, but unfortunately, shrinking. At the moment there are two large scale projects exploring manufacturing sector: EMS and GMRG Survey. Both surveys look at different aspects of manufacturing and engage different countries. EMS covers 18, while GMRG survey includes 24 countries including China, Taiwan and others.
The main objective for application is to enable Croatian scientist to be equal partners in such large scale projects and access data from other countries and carry out comparative analyses that will benefit the researchers and manufacturing industry in Croatia.