EMS - European Manufacturing Survey

(Swedish version here)

The aim of the European  Manufacturing Survey (EMS) is to provide a description and analysis of organizational and technological process innovations and performance outcomes in European manufacturing firms. The project is based on a survey to manufacturing plats with more than 25 employees in Europe and is carried out each third year. Currently the EMS 2012 is running.

The results from EMS provides an analysis of:

  • Industry development. The survey provides an overview of the dispersion of technical and organizational innovations and practices in the industry.
  • Lean status. The survey can be used to describe how far the introduction of lean has reached in different types of businesses.
  • Trends for outsourcing, offshoring and backshoring of production and development
  • Best Practice. While the survey includes questions on performance outcomes it is possible to distinguish the modes of production that are most successful.
  • International benchmarking. The database allows comparison of development in Swedish firms  with firms in other countries in Europe, Russia and China.

Project team in Sweden
The data collection and analysis is made in collaboration between:
University of Gävle / CLIP
o   Prof. Lars Bengtsson
o   Dr. Robin von Haartman
o   PhD student. Abid Muhammad
Jönköping University
o   Assoc.prof. Kristina Säfsten
o   Assoc.prof. Glenn Johansson
Chalmers University of Technology
o   Assoc.prof. Mats Winroth
o   Assoc.prof. Lars Medbo

International partners
The project is carried out in collaboration with research institutes and universities in Europe, Russia and China. Main coordinator is The Competence Center Industry and Service Innovations at Fraunhofer Institut for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI).

The following institutions are part of the EMS network:

  • Austria: Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Foresight & Policy Development Department, Vienna
  • China: Institute of Policy and Management (IPM), Division of S&T Policy, Beijing
  • Croatia: University of Zagreb, Economic Faculty, University of Split, Technology Faculty
  • Denmark: University of Southern Denmark, Mads Clausen Institute and Institute for Marketing & Management, Sønderborg and Odense
  • Finland: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • France: University of Lyon, IAE Lyon, France
  • Germany: Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), Karlsruhe
  • Italy: Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation (ITIA-CNR), Milan
  • Netherlands: Nijmegen School of Management
  • Russia: State University - Higher School of Economics, Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISEK), Moskow
  • Slovenia: Maribor University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Spain: University of Girona, Polytechnics School, Department of Business Administration and Product Design
  • Sweden: University of Gävle, Jönköping University, Chalmers University of Technology and Luleå University of Technology.
  • Switzerland: Hochschule Luzern - Wirtschaft, Institut für Betriebs- und Regionalökonomie (IBR)
  • Turkey: Sabanci University Istanbul, Competitiveness Center
  • Czech Republic: Centre for Economic Studies (CES), University of Economics and Management, Prague
Publicerad av: Camilla Nordin Sidansvarig: Gunilla Mårtensson Sidan uppdaterades: 2021-09-14
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