Internationalisation of European ICT Activities

Dynamics of Information and Communications Technology

  • Huub Meijers
  • Bernhard Dachs
  • Paul J. J. Welfens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Huub Meijers, Bernard Dachs, Paul J. J. Welfens
    Pages 1-5
  3. Paul J. J. Welfens, Michael Vogelsang
    Pages 6-83
  4. Theo Dunnewijk, Huub Meijers
    Pages 84-131
  5. Andre Jungmittag
    Pages 132-156
  6. Bernhard Dachs, Georg Zahradnik
    Pages 157-185
  7. Bernhard Dachs, Matthias Weber
    Pages 200-216
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 217-352

About this book


The internationalisation of information and communication technologies has accelerated since the 1990s in Europe and worldwide. Taking a close look at the empirical analysis of competitive trade positions, trends in foreign direct investment and the internationalisation of research and development in ICT brings many new insights about the expansion, innovation and adjustment in the EU’s most dynamic sector. Moreover, the analysis discusses case studies on key players in ICT and suggests major policy conclusions for a field considered fundamental in the context of the EU’s Lisbon Agenda. The theoretical and empirical analysis gives a new and differentiated picture of European ICT where the links between telecommunications dynamics, software innovation and digital services are crucial. Outsourcing, insourcing and offshoring are natural elements of a new digital international division of labour which require reforms in both the EU member countries and at the supranational level.


Communication European Union (EU) ICT Information and Communication Technologies International Economics Internet Telecommunication development foreign direct investment innovation research & development (R&D) science and technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Huub Meijers
    • 1
  • Bernhard Dachs
    • 2
  • Paul J. J. Welfens
    • 3
  1. 1.UNU-MERITUniversity of MaastrichtMaastrichtNetherlands
  2. 2.Department of Technology PolicyAustrian Research Centers — ARC, WienViennaAustria
  3. 3.EIIW — European Institute for International Economic RelationsUniversity of WuppertalWuppertalGermany

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