Since 1930, EIM (as of 1 January 2011 Panteia) has carried out policy-oriented research focusing on enterprises and the business environment. Panteia carries out economic policy research for governments, policy institutions and trade associations with special emphasis on enterprise issues. Panteia generates knowledge about businesses and business processes to facilitate policy decisions. The bridging function that Panteia fulfils between business and policymaking is spread over a wide range of knowledge fields: entrepreneurship, small and medium-sized enterprises, business development, finance, the labour market, internationalisation, administrative burdens, trades and industries, innovation and ICT, competition, sustainability, care and safety, and inclusive entrepreneurship.
Panteia executes assignments for national and international clients and is the founder and leading partner of the European Network for Social and Economic Research (ENSR). Panteia has an office in Brussels to strengthen this international network and to facilitate contacts with the European Commission.
When looking more closely at the policy areas which are connected to economic policy, Panteia has considerable experience in researching the following areas:
• SMEs and Entrepreneurship: scale effects, micro enterprises, small enterprises, medium-sized enterprises, various type of entrepreneurship (women entrepreneurs, ambitious entrepreneurs, own account workers, solo entrepreneurs, young entrepreneurs), social and inclusive entrepreneurship. • Better regulation: administrative burdens, standard cost model analyses, impact assessments, evaluation, refit, simplification of legislation. • Innovation and technology; radical innovation, innovation of services, eco-innovation, innovative entrepreneurship, Horizon2020 • Internationalisation: single market, export, import, foreign direct investment, upcoming markets, • Employment and social affairs: education, labour, social security, jobs, working conditions, life long learning
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