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Research, Quality, Competitiveness: European Union Technology Policy for the Information Society

Research, Quality, Competitiveness: European Union Technology Policy for the Information Society by Attilio Stajano
English | 2006 | ISBN: 0387287418 | 456 Pages | PDF | 27 MB

Book Description This book provides an introduction to the history, founding principles, institutions, and activities of the EU and an overview of the 25 member States.
It includes a detailed description of the EU policies on research, innovation and technology by emphasizing common objectives of greater competitiveness and sustained (and sustainable) growth. It also includes an analysis of EU policies that most closely govern research and innovation: rules and initiatives concerning the creation of an internal market, competitive policies, and economic and monetary policies. The text originates from courses taught at Georgia Technical Institute (US), the University of Bologna (Italy), and the University of Ferrara (Italy). An Appendix includes distance-learning materials and a rich CD-ROM includes extended readings, country-specific data, and other materials for producing course notes and visuals. Reviews "Allocation for schools and education are believed y most to be a cost. Stajano proves with cogent analysis that education and knowledge are instead veritable infrastructures for social cohesion and economic productivity. Allocations for school and education are also necessary investments for life and productivity of a nation." Tullio De Mauro, past Minister of Education, Italy; Professor of Linguistics, University of Rome "A lively, insightful, and comprehensive book for policy makers that could also serve as a student textbook, accompanied by a CD-ROM with a wealth of relevant data: readings, reference documents, tables, figures and materials for lecturers." Hermann Hauser, CEO Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd, UK "This book will be useful for companies and individuals who are planning to submit research proposals as well as lecturers, students, politicians and civil servants who are interested in EU technology policy. The enclosed CD-ROM with much background material and worked examples is especially useful." Sir Robin Saxby, ARM Holdings plc, Chairman "This book is not only a beautiful synthesis and a clear overview of what matters in [the making of modern Europe], it is also a message of hope for all of us who want to see Europe at work for the future." Luc de Brabandere, Vice-President, The Boston Consulting Group "Attilio Stajano is one of the pioneers who helped shape European research policy, specifically in the domain of information and communication policy.[His] book aims to provide all necessary information to help the reader understand Europe and the complexity of European integration. " Dr. Rosalie Zobel, Director, , European Commission, Brussels "[This book] is an enlightened tool for anyone considering submitting R & D proposals and provides an excellent text for courses on EU policies for sustainable growth." Brian Ennis, Chief Executive, IMSMAXIMS plc, Dublin

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