European Science and Technology Policy: Towards Integration or Fragmentation?

European Science and Technology Policy: Towards Integration or Fragmentation?

By: Henri Delanghe (editor), Luc Soete (editor), Ugur Muldur (editor)Paperback

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This innovative book focuses on the most important concept underpinning current European Union research policy. It describes the history and concept of the European Research Area (ERA), analyses some of the underlying assumptions, assesses some of its achievements, and takes a brief look at its future. European Science and Technology Policy deals with the notion of the ERA, a coordinated and effective European Research Area, the successful achievement of which is the main objective of EU research policy under the Lisbon Treaty. 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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Edited by Henri Delanghe, PhD, European Commission, Belgium, Ugur Muldur, PhD, European Commission, Belgium and Luc Soete, PhD, Director, UNU-MERIT and Professor of International Economics, Maastricht University, the Netherlands


Contents: Introduction PART I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE 1. Post-war Research, Education and Innovation Policy-making in Europe Peter Tindemans 2. Intergovernmental Cooperation in the Making of European Research Pierre Papon 3. A European Research Area Built by the Member States? Christian Svanfeldt 4. The `European Research Area' Idea in the History of Community Policy-making Luca Guzzetti 5. Analysing Community Policies Jim Dratwa PART II: THEORETICAL ISSUES 6. From the Lisbon Agenda to the Lisbon Treaty: National Research Systems in the Context of European Integration and Globalization Robert Boyer 7. The Returns to Public Research Funding Kris Aerts and Dirk Czarnitzki 8. Scale and Scope in Research Nicholas S. Vonortas 9. ERA and the Role of Networks Stefano Breschi and Franco Malerba 10. Transnational Collaboration in Public Research Funding and Publicly Supported Research in Europe Henri Delanghe, Brian Sloan and Ugur Muldur PART III: ACHIEVEMENTS 11. The EU R&D Under-investment: Patterns in R&D Expenditure and Financing Vincent Duchene, Elissavet Lykogianni and Arnold Verbeek 12. Does the `European Paradox' Still Hold? Did it Ever? Giovanni Dosi, Patrick Llerena and Mauro Sylos Labini 13. The European Research Area and Human Resources in Science and Technology Wendy Hansen 14. Performance of European Science: Research Networks and Profiles of EU Countries in a Global Perspective Anthony F.J. van Raan, Thed N. van Leeuwen and Clara Calero-Medina 15. The Levelling Off of the Integration of European Technology Dominique Guellec and Helene Dernis 16. The European Research Area as Industrial Policy Tool Luc Soete PART IV: CONCLUSIONS 17. The Future of the European Research Area Paraskevas Caracostas, Ugur Muldur and Kristian Orsini Conclusion and Perspectives Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781849800259
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9781849800259
  • ISBN10: 1849800251

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