By Richard A. Falk, Tamas Szentes

During this new e-book, a bunch of distinctive students from a spread of disciplines and geographical backgrounds contemplate the centrality of the hot eu adventure to the worldwide neighborhood this day. They examine the recent Europe that's rising within the wake of the dramatic geopolitical alterations that happened at the continent on the finish of the 1980s.The participants search to open a number of views, together with these of tradition and heritage, on brand new speedily altering ecu scene. They study intimately the method of transition and inner realities confronting post-communist governments in japanese and vital Europe. Their provocative essays additionally examine the position of Europe within the new worldwide economic climate, the hot neighborhood alignments which are rising, and different key questions about the continent within the rising international order.

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The success of the NICs, or at least of some of them, has been associated importantly with the successful adoption of new technologies of various kindsand in the case of South Korea, Brazil, and probably also Taiwan with an active role of the state in encouraging the development of local technological capability in the industrial sector. This chapter focuses on technology policies related to export development. It draws attention to the existence of a substantial school of thought for whom success in international industrial markets is to be ascribed as much or more to technology policies as to relative price policies of the traditional kind: in short "getting prices right" is not enough.

Branka Urem of UNU/INTECH for her contribution to the ideas in the paper. Â < previous page < previous page page_133 page_134 next page > next page > 35 36 Page 134 hard to judge, but if the "technology" school of economists are correct in their analysis of the reasons for NIC success in export development, there surely are some points in common. This chapter starts by sketching the main characteristics of technology policies under conditions of import substitutionor more generally of closed economy.

In addition, and of increasing importance within modern industrial structures, there are "science-based" sectors, like chemicals, or parts of electronics, or biotechnology sectors, where firms tend to use innovations which they themselves produce. 4 Relevant Lessons and Eastern European Specificities The relevance of this discussion for Eastern European industry is fairly obvious. Economic reform and liberalization evidently imply that most Eastern European economies will open up to international trade.

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