European Science and Technology Policy: Towards Integration or Fragmentation?

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"European Science and Technology Policy deals with the notion of the ERA, a coordinated and effective European Research Area, the successful achievement of which will become the main objective of EU research policy once the Lisbon Treaty enters into force. The book demonstrates that almost ten years after the formal launch of the ERA concept, little top-down progress seems to have been made in terms of achieving better governance of the European research landscape. However, tangible bottom-up progress has been made towards harmonizing research beyond the existing uncoordinated national, intergovernmental and supranational policy schemes." Given the current ongoing ERA debate, this timely publication will be an invaluable tool for technology and innovation policymakers and practitioners in Europe. It will also appeal to scholars and students in the fields of science, technology and innovation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849800259
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations and acronyms

Pt. 1 Historical Perspective

1 Post-war research, education and innovation policy-making in Europe Peter Tindemans Tindemans, Peter 3

2 Intergovernmental cooperation in the making of European research Pierre Papon Papon, Pierre 24

3 A European Research Area built by the Member States? Christian Svanfeldt Svanfeldt, Christian 44

4 The 'European Research Area' idea in the history of Community policy-making Luca Guzzetti Guzzetti, Luca 64

5 Analysing Community policies Jim Dratwa Dratwa, Jim 78

Pt. 2 Theoretical Issues

6 From the Lisbon Agenda to the Lisbon Treaty: national research systems in the context of European integration and globalization Robert Boyer Boyer, Robert 101

7 The returns to public research funding Kris Aerts Aerts, Kris Dirk Czarnitzki Czarnitzki, Dirk 127

8 Scale and scope in research Nicholas S. Vonortas Vonortas, Nicholas S. 142

9 ERA and the role of networks Stefano Breschi Breschi, Stefano Franco Malerba Malerba, Franco 160

10 Transnational collaboration in public research funding and publicly supported research in Europe Henri Delanghe Delanghe, Henri Brian Sloan Sloan, Brian Ugur Muldur Muldur, Ugur 175

Pt. 3 Achievements

11 The EU R&D under-investment: patterns in R&D expenditure and financing Vincent Duchene Duchene, Vincent Elissavet Lykogianni Lykogianni, Elissavet Arnold Verbeek Verbeek, Arnold 193

12 Does the 'European Paradox' still hold? Did it ever? Giovanni Dosi Dosi, Giovanni Patrick Llerena Llerena, Patrick Mauro Sylos Labini Labini, Mauro Sylos 214

13 The European Research Area and human resources in science and technology Wendy Hansen Hansen, Wendy 237

14 Performance ofEuropean science: research networks and profiles of EU countries in a global perspective Anthony F. J. van Raan van Raan, Anthony F. J. Thed N. van Leeuwen van Leeuwen, Thed N. Clara Calero-Medina Calero-Medina, Clara 256

15 The levelling off of the integration of European technology Dominique Guellec Guellec, Dominique Helene Dernis Dernis, Helene 291

16 The European Research Area as industrial policy tool Luc Soete Soete, Luc 312

Pt. 4 Conclusions

17 The future of the European Research Area Paraskevas Caracostas Caracostas, Paraskevas Ugur Muldur Muldur, Ugur Kristian Orsini Orsini, Kristian 331

Conclusion and perspectives 353

Index 357

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