Competition for Technological Leadership

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Competition for Technological Leadership

EU Policy for High Technology

9781840647921 Edward Elgar Publishing
The late Johan Lembke, formerly Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University, Sweden
Publication Date: 2003 ISBN: 978 1 84064 792 1 Extent: 328 pp
This book deals with the development of infrastructure in the mobile communications, transport, space and radio sectors. It sets out to explain the conditions under which the EU, and in particular the European Commission, makes policy choices to support large-scale technology infrastructures, and why EU political intervention in seemingly similar infrastructure projects varies. Answering this question will provide insights into the political economy underpinning the ambitions to transform the European economy into the most competitive in the world.

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In the year 2000, European Union governments announced a long-term strategic commitment to transform the European economy into the most competitive, dynamic, knowledge-based economy in the world. Technology is an integral part of the new economy and of the EU’s strategy for economic development.

This book deals with the development of infrastructure in the mobile communications, transport, space and radio sectors. It sets out to explain the conditions under which the EU, and in particular the European Commission, makes policy choices to support large-scale technology infrastructures, and why EU political intervention in seemingly similar infrastructure projects varies. Answering this question will provide insights into the political economy underpinning the ambitions to transform the European economy into the most competitive in the world.

This study of EU political intervention in support of advanced technology will be a fascinating read for advanced students and academic researchers of international political economy, international affairs and political science. Competition for Technological Leadership will also appeal to journalists, policymakers and analysts with a special interest in EU high technology policy.
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‘Discussing an extremely interesting and up-to-date topic in a very logical and clear structure and an excellent style, this work can be recommended not only to academic and field experts as well as to students, but also to anybody interested in the policy making of the European Union.’
– Zsuzsa Deli, Acta Oeconomica

‘Europe is moving assertively to establish itself as global leader in 21st century technologies. Why does the European Union support certain technologies and not others? How do decision-makers balance national priorities, EU ambitions, and global market pressures? Johan Lembke explains clearly how the EU seeks to advance its competitive position in key leading edge technologies, and how such sectors test Europe’s ability to become a more coherent and effective global player. His study provides keen insights into the EU’s evolving international role, and is a welcome contribution to the literature on political economy.’
– Daniel Hamilton, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and American Consortium on EU Studies, US

‘A detailed and highly readable analysis of contemporary EU policy initiatives for high technology. Focusing on three cutting edge sectors – satellite navigation, mobile internet and digital radio – Johan Lembke recounts a story that should be read by anyone with an interest in European political economy and global competitive dynamics.’
– Thomas C. Lawton, Imperial College Management School, University of London, UK

‘This thoroughly researched and theoretically informed study helps us to understand how the EU makes key policy choices to support cutting edge technology and why support for seemingly similar projects varies.’
– Wyn P. Grant, University of Warwick, UK
Contents
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Analytical Framework 3. EU Strategy for Satellite Navigation 4. Galileo: Europe’s Response 5. The EU Strategy for Wireless Internet 6. Globalization, Strategy and Technology 7. Digital Radio in Europe 8. Concluding Evaluation References Index
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