Scientometrics

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 283–289 | Cite as

Europeanization of the market for contract research

  • P. M. D. Collins
  • M. J. Ringe
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Abstract

This paper outlines the results of a recent survey of the UK contract research market, estimated at 900 MECU (1988/89). Most UK contract research organization (CROs) undertake a small but significant amount of overseas contract R & D (both for other Member States and elsewhere), and see this increasing as the Single European Market (SEM) develops. Most UK CROs have participated in EC R & D programmes and viewed involvement as a, generally, positive experience. UK Industrial customers of contract R & D, although more Uk orientated, also believe the SEM will increase the amount of contracting from Member States. Industrial companies involved in EC R & D programmes also noted benefits from involvement. Both UK CROs and the industrial customer organizations saw the SEM and the associated Europeanization process as enhancing commercial contacts with organizations in other Member States.

Keywords

Member State Recent Survey Research Organization Research Market Positive Experience 

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References

  1. Contract Research Organizations in the EEC, Bossard Consultants, Commission of the European Communities, DG XII, Luxemburg, 1989.Google Scholar

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. D. Collins
    • 1
  • M. J. Ringe
    • 1
  1. 1.Science and Engineering Policy Studies Unit (SEPSU)London(UK)

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