Technology policy in Europe

Mark Dodgson, Ian Miles

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Western Europe, despite its diverse economic philosophies and traditions, is nevertheless finding common responses to new technological opportunities and competitive challenges. These responses usually encourage collaborative research in innovation technology, favor assistance in the formation of new technology-based firms, and seek ways to support technology transfer. How to accomplish these objectives within traditional government/industry relationships presents complex problems for several countries and for the larger European Community. To effectively compete in international markets requires a marshalling of the entire European technological capacity. To accomplish this, the European Community has launched several programs designed to mobilize national industries in such fields as electronics and telecommunications into concerted activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalForum for applied research and public policy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1990


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