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Reference: Müller, Joachim W., (1988). International collaboration in advanced technology. DPhil. University of Oxford.Citable link to this page:


International collaboration in advanced technology Subtitle: The case of the European Communication Satellite Programme

Abstract: Governments have funded the development and production of advancedtechnology in order to establish supply security and/or to achieve economicgrowth. The policy of government funding includes three alternatives: thetwo basic options of maintaining a national project or participating ininternational collaboration involving a number of sovereign states, and thethird option of doing both in parallel. The study examines internationalcollaboration in such a way as to assist in the selection of the appropriatepolicy option. Particular attention is paid to the perspective of small andlarge, advanced and less advanced European countries.The research problem is addressed by focusing exclusively on thoseresults which distinguish international collaboration from a national project,summarised under the concepts of collaborative sharing and collaborativeefficiency. The former identifies the sharing of funding and technology notto be found in a national project. The latter identifies the difference inefficiency between international collaboration and a national project.Efficiency, indicated by cost, quality and time, is examined under theheadings of policy-making, executive management, industrial rationalisationand production volume. Furthermore, collaborative sharing and efficiency areexamined in the context of parallel national projects. This focus on thedifferences between the policy options provides the basis for selecting theappropriate one.Previous studies fail to give convincing answers to the researchproblem: they concentrate on collaborative efficiency while neglectingcollaborative sharing, and they disagree over whether internationalcollaboration or a national project is more efficient. This study attempts toovercome these shortcomings by examining a major case study of internationalcollaboration, namely the European Communication Satellite Programme.The following conclusions are established. To achieve supply security,the collaborative option is considered appropriate for the large, advancedEuropean country, and the parallel option for the large, less advancedcountries. To achieve economic growth, the national option is appropriate forthe advanced European countries. The smaller, less advanced countries areseen to play only a limited role in government funding of advanced technology.

Type of Award:DPhil Level of Award:Doctoral Awarding Institution: University of Oxford Notes:The digital copy of this thesis has been made available thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky

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Issue Date: 1988Identifiers

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Language: eng Subjects: Europe Artificial satellites International cooperation Artificial satellites in telecommunication High technology Europe Tiny URL: td:602323461


Autor: Müller, Joachim W. - institutionUniversity of Oxford facultyFaculty of Social Studies oxfordCollegeNuffield College - - - - Bibl



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