This text provides an assessment of European technology policy set in the context of the wider political economy of contemporary Europe. The book focuses centrally on collaborative research programmes, such as the EU's Framework and the intergovernmental EUREKA, and their contribution to European technological competitiveness. Based on research, the book offers coverage of an increasingly important, expensive and politicized area of public policy.
'...thorough study of an important subject.' - Long Range Planning '...an authoritative yet accessible assessment of the development, size and impact of European technology policies and a critique of their current direction!The authors provide a useful handbook for those new to studying the subject, but there is also much of interest to those who are looking for deeper insights and analysis into European technology policy and European integration as a whole.' - European Access '[A]n admirable example of the best kind of interdisciplinary collaboration, bringing together a political scientist and an economist who is also a practising politician. The outcome is a work of clarity and rigour. It should be read by all students and teachers of European integration. Europe's future would be well served if it were widely read by industrialists, officials, MPs and MEPs and, most especially, national ministers and the incoming European Commissioners.' - Anne Stevens, Journal of Common Market Studies '[A] well-informed, detailed and lucid analysis...[which] addresses in a masterly way the complex dilemmas and questions that are still present in the EU technology policy...[and] successfully bridges the disciplines of political science and economics...' - Susana Borras, Journal of European Public Policy
Introduction The Historical Backdrop Competition, Collaboration and Integration Davignon, ESPRIT and the Single European Act EUREKA! Maastricht and Framework IV A European Technology Community? Decision-Making: Who Gets What and Why? What Has Been Achieved Conclusion