We already knew that only a minority of firms export their products to other countries. And what if all the others that do not export were actually to export part of their production?
Are production structures in the Flemish, Walloon and Brussels Regions interconnected or, rather, do they tend to operate independently from one another?
What impact is foreign investment by multinationals having in Belgium?
The findings of the ESCB Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet): a goldmine of informations to understand the competitiveness.
Technological progress and the rise of Asian countries have profoundly altered the organization of global production, contributing to a polarization of the demand for labor in Belgium and in Europe.
Using a unique and original database which combines information on the organisation of the domestic production network with segments of international production chains, the research work described in this article aims to present some new findings on how the Belgian economy performed during the recent crisis.