The development of a thriving medical technologies cluster in the West Midlandsis dependent in part upon the capacity of businesses to make their mark in the world economy. Given that technologies often become standardised across countries, competitive advantage is generated by the relative capabilities of the workforce. The Developing Excellence study was conducted by IER/WMG, in conjunction with PLS in Denmark and Economix in Germany to give a global perspective on the role of skills in generating competitive advantage in the global economy. The study was funded by Advantage West Midlands. The following information is available for the USA, UK, Germany, and Denmark/Sweden:
- An overall synthesis of the study
- Benchmark reports for each country
- Reports on surveys of companies in each country.
Publications from the study are available for download by using the links below, or by contacting us.