1st Edition

Local Authorities and New Technologies The European Dimension

Edited By Kenneth Dyson Copyright 1988

    First published in 1988, Local Authorities and New Technologies seeks to address some of the key issues facing local government in the related areas of economic rejuvenation, new technology and European Community support. It considers what local authorities can learn from experience of technology promotion elsewhere in Western Europe, it considers which developments at European Community level are more relevant to technology promotion at the local level and discusses the role of European Community funding in the development of local initiatives in Britain. This book will be of interest to students of political science, European studies and geography.

    List of Contributors List of Tables List of Figures Preface 1. Introduction Kenneth Dyson 2. Research and Technological Development in the ‘Less-Favoured’ Regions of the European Community Jeremy Howells and David Charles 3. Industrial Change, New Technologies and EC Regional Policy Paul Waldchen 4. SMEs, Research and Development and Technology Policies and the European Community Peter Aitken 5. The European Business and Innovation Centre Network Jack Malan 6. New Technology Policies at the Regional Level in France Serge Dormard 7. Case Studies of Local Technology and Innovation Policies in West Germany Andreas Schlieper 8. Towards Silicondale? Lessons from American Experience for the Pennine Towns and Cities Tony Jowitt 9. Stimulating Innovation and New Technology Development at the Local Level John Blackburn and David Kennedy 10. Conclusions Kenneth Dyson Index


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