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Technology Transfer and East-West Relations

1st Edition

Edited by Mark Schaffer


280 pages

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Originally published in 1985, in the deteriorating climate of East-West relations technology transfer became vitally important. The Eastern bloc desperately needed Western technology to assist in the development of the socialist economies, but a proposed US ban on the export of Western technology to the Siberian pipeline project led to increasing tension within the Western alliance abot the nature and scale of high technology that could be safely exported to the East. This book reviews the state of technology transfer to the East in the 1980s and considers the place of Western technology in the Eastern economies. It also discusses the strategic goals of Western technology embargoes. Many of the issues discussed remain pertinent today.

Table of Contents

1. Technology Transfer and East-West Relations: Editor's Introduction Mark E. Schaffer

2. The Incompatibility of Socialism and Rapid 3. Innovation Stanislaw Gomulka

Central Planning, Market Socialism and Rapid Innovation Alastair McAuley

4. West-East Technology Transfer: The Trade Component John A. Slater

5. Western Technology and Soviet Economic Power Julian Cooper

6. Western Companies and Trade and Technology Transfer with the East MalcolmR. Hill

7. Legal Aspects of Technology Transfer to Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union Neville March Huntings

8. Western Technology and Soviet Military Power David Holloway

9. Western Policies on East-West Trade and Technology Stephen Woolcock

10. The Strategic Goals of a Technology Embargo Hugh Macdonald

11. Some General Patterns in Technology Transfer in East-West Trade: An Eastern Viewpoint Péter Margittai

About the Editor

Mark Schaffer

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Economics and Business of Technology

Originally published between 1967 and 1999 the 50 volumes in this set examine the impact of technology on economics and international business. The volumes:

  • Present a synthesis of business functions and economic analysis and ask what the implications for skills development are and the effect of public policy
  • Report on global companies' experience with computers in company training in such areas as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, IT, the retail industry, transport, telecommunications and energy.
  • Look at the way in which some businesses in high technology manufacturing industry have organised their structures and processes in order to manage product innovation effectively.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Trade & Tariffs
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Russian & Former Soviet Union