“In the third chapter, we focus on how the support of research-based innovation can restore competitiveness to the Greek economy, without relying on the suppression of labor costs. The aim here is not to provide a comprehensive growth strategy for Greece. Rather, we select a topic that has not been studied by such efforts so far and concentrate on research and development activities by businesses. We are motivated by research from Hausmann and others (2011), McKinsey (2012b), and the World Economic Forum (2013), among others, that argues that an efficient and diverse manufacturing base connected with research centers is essential for the development of a modern, competitive economy. It needs to be stressed that support for research-driven manufacturing does not need to come at the expense of support for sectors that are usually identified as growth drivers for Greece, such as tourism and shipping—even when the economy is competing for scarce resources and capacity.”
Este é um excerto da introdução do livro, que pode ser lido aqui. Pode e deve, até para recordarmos como o mar e o turismo também são as reservas da Grécia.