The growth in government programs to support high-technology industry within national economies and their impact on international science and technology cooperation and on the multilateral trading system are of considerable interest worldwide. Accordingly, these topics were taken up by STEP in a study carried out in conjunction with the Hamburg Institute for Economic Research and the Institute for World Economics in Kiel. One of the principal recommendations for further work emerging from that study was a call for an analysis of the principles of effective cooperation in technology development, to include lessons from national and international consortia, including eligibility standards and assessments of what new cooperative mechanisms might be developed to meet the challenges of international cooperation in high-technology products.
Charles W. Wessner, Editor; Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy, National Research Council
1 Front Matter; 2 Preface; 3 Introduction; 4 Welcome; 5 Introduction to the Symposium; 6 Opening Remarks; 7 Panel I: History and Current Legislative Perspective on the ATP Program; 8 Panel II: Program Objectives; 9 Panel III: Research Perspectives on the ATP; 10 Panel IV: Capital Markets and New Technologies; 11 Panel V: Extending Assessment-Challenges and Opportunities; 12 Panel VI: Observations and Policy Issues; 13 Annex A. Bibliography; 14 Annex B. Participants List