Investing in the Future of Jobs and Skills; Scenarios, Implications and Options in Anticipation of Future Skills and Knowledge Needs - Sector Report Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Rubber & Plastic Products

Comprehensive Sectoral Analysis of Emerging Competences and Economic Activities in the European Union, 2010

167 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2010 Last revised: 12 Jun 2014

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Frans van der Zee

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)

Felix Brandes

TNO Quality of Life - Work and Employment

Jos Sanders

TNO Quality of Life - Work and Employment

Dirk Maier

ZSI Centre for Social Innovation

Elbert Dijkgraaf

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE); Erasmus University Rotterdam, SEOR-ECRi

Geert Vissers

InnoTep

Maarten Van Gils

KplusV

Wim Zwinkels

TNO Quality of Life - Work and Employment

Date Written: March 27, 2010

Abstract

This report presents the final results of the study Comprehensive analysis of emerging competences and economic activities in the European Union in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, rubber and plastic products sector. The report is part of a series of sixteen future-oriented sector studies on innovation, skills and jobs under the same heading, commissioned by the European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities). The study was executed by a consortium led by TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) and consisting of TNO, SEOR, a consultancy of Erasmus University (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and ZSI (Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna, Austria). The study was carried out during the period January 2008-April 2009.

While the main focus of the study is on the future of skills and jobs by 2020, the study is both backward- and forward-looking in nature. It analyses recent relevant sector developments and trends and, at the same time, depicts the current state of play in the sector with an emphasis on innovation, skills and jobs. Current trends and developments form the stepping stone and fundament for the second and third future-oriented part of the study which is scenario-based, forward-looking and exploratory in nature.

Keywords: Skills, Competences, Chemical Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Quality of Work

JEL Classification: D20, J20, J30, J60, L22, L65, M50, O52

Suggested Citation

van der Zee, Frans and Brandes, Felix and Sanders, Jos and Maier, Dirk and Dijkgraaf, Elbert and Vissers, Geert and Van Gils, Maarten and Zwinkels, Wim, Investing in the Future of Jobs and Skills; Scenarios, Implications and Options in Anticipation of Future Skills and Knowledge Needs - Sector Report Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Rubber & Plastic Products (March 27, 2010). Comprehensive Sectoral Analysis of Emerging Competences and Economic Activities in the European Union, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1579302 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1579302

Frans Van der Zee

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) ( email )

Burg. Oudlaan 50
Rotterdam, NL 3062 PA
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.seor.nl

Felix Brandes

TNO Quality of Life - Work and Employment ( email )

P.O. Box 718
AS Hoofddorp, 2130
Netherlands

Jos Sanders

TNO Quality of Life - Work and Employment ( email )

P.O. Box 718
AS Hoofddorp, 2130
Netherlands

Dirk Maier

ZSI Centre for Social Innovation ( email )

Linke Wienzeile 246
Vienna
Austria

Elbert Dijkgraaf

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam, NL 3062 PA
Netherlands

Erasmus University Rotterdam, SEOR-ECRi ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
H 7-34
Rotterdam, 3000 DR
Netherlands
+31 10 4082590 (Phone)
+31 10 4089650 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ecri.nl

Geert Vissers (Contact Author)

InnoTep ( email )

Enschede
Netherlands
+31 6 41118247 (Phone)

Maarten Van Gils

KplusV ( email )

United States

Wim Zwinkels

TNO Quality of Life - Work and Employment ( email )

P.O. Box 718
AS Hoofddorp, 2130
Netherlands

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