In this article we explore the reasons behind the ongoing European crisis and scenarios about its future. Contrary to popular belief that increased lending, first in
the financial and corporate sector and then on a country level, is the key
source of Europe’s problems, it turns out that this may be just the tip of the
iceberg in a series of many structural problems, namely: reduced global
influence, low growth, population ageing, reduced competitiveness against
developing countries, increasing energy dependency, and loose coordination
among participating countries. Overall, Europe is quickly losing momentum in the global
economy, as it becomes more and more “yesterday’s news”. However, the solution
may exist in what we call the “large” Europe scenario.
* This article is an adaptation of the original publication of the Forecasting Net blog (www.forecastingnet.com) for the GeoPolitica journal. Follow the link to download both the original and adapted versions.
In this paper, we explore the potential for the creation of forecasting “on
the go” applications for smartphones and tablets. Further from mere convenience,
these applications may streamline approaches to collaboration between retailers
and suppliers, thus contributing to the provision and exchange of product
information as well.
In this book chapter, a product of a multicultural research project, we provide an understanding of users from different countries and principles