Behind the rhetoric of `intervention' and `deregulation' which has accompanied state attempts to stimulate technological innovation in the last decade is secreted a story of failed ambitions, confusion, muddle and incoherence.
Techno-industrial innovation does make demands on the state, not only in terms of new industries, but also in regard to the inter-relation of industrial and R&D policy and the creation of markets.
This book provides a comparative analysis of techno-industrial innovation in Europe, Japan and the USA. Drawing on case studies ranging from the semi-conductor to the biotechnology industries, the book presents a comprehensive and detailed survey of national strategies for the internal and world markets and sets them in their political context, where `the costs may be high and the pay-offs uncertain'.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part 1|2 pages
Introduction and General Perspectives: TheChanging Role of the State in Techno-Industrial Innovation
part 2|2 pages
Small Internal Markets and the Relevance of State Capabilities: Is Techno-Industrial Innovation State Introduced?
part 3|2 pages
Part III Large Internal Markets and the Role of the State: Is there a Need for Policies on Techno-Industrial Innovation?
part 4|2 pages
Part IV Small Countries in an Innovating World Economy: Can State Policy Introduce Participation?
chapter 13|24 pages
National Styles in Technology Policy: Comparing the Swedish and Danish State Programmes in Micro- electronics/Information Technology
part 5|2 pages
Part V Conclusions