Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Competitivity Poles Evaluated

France's 71 competitivity poles (competitiveness poles? centers of competitiveness? competition foci? how to translate pôles de compétitivité?) have been evaluated, and 13 are found wanting. During the presidential campaign, both Sarkozy and Royal promised to pump more money and resources into these strategic partnerships linking industry and universities--sometimes characterized as "industrial policy lite."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pôle de compétivité in this case is competitiveness clusters, because the gouvernment decided to translate it like that in English. Sounds odd, n'est-ce pas?

Unknown said...

Thanks. I think it sounds good, actually.