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1st Edition

Technology Transfer and East-West Relations

Edited By

Mark Schaffer

ISBN 9780815360575
Published January 23, 2020 by Routledge
284 Pages

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Book Description

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 Malcolm R. 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

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