Technological Infrastructure Policy

An International Perspective

  • Morris Teubal
  • Dominique Foray
  • Moshe Justman
  • Ehud Zuscovitch

Part of the Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation book series (ESTI, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. An Introduction to Technological Infrastructure and Technological Infrastructure Policy

    1. Morris Teubal, Dominique Foray, Moshe Justman, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 1-17
  3. Underpinnings

  4. TIP for Leading-Edge Industries

  5. TIP for SMEs in Established Industries

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 373-373

About this book


Technological Infrastructure Policy provides a systematic treatment of technological infrastructure (TI) and Technological Infrastructure Policy (TIP) which are emerging fields of interest both for academic economists and for policy makers in both advanced and developing economies. The specific topics covered include: the role of TI in economic growth and development; the nature and definition of TI; TI-components; the relationships between TI and markets; salient features of TIP.
Technological Infrastructure Policy reflects the distinction made between basic and advanced TI. Basic TI involves the collective absorption of foreign technology for subsequent diffusion to domestic firms. Several chapters explicitly deal with this process with an emphasis on the supply of advisory services to small and medium enterprises. Advanced TI involves precompetitive, cooperation research and development in cutting edge technologies undertaken by consortia of firms. Several examples of advanced TIP are given. The novel integration of various conceptual and practical aspects of TI and TIP is the strong point of this book.


High-Technology economic growth growth research & development (R&D) technology policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Morris Teubal
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dominique Foray
    • 3
  • Moshe Justman
    • 4
  • Ehud Zuscovitch
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.The Jerusalem Institute for Israel StudiesIsrael
  3. 3.École Centrale ParisCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)France
  4. 4.Department of EconomicsBen Gurion UniversityIsrael
  5. 5.Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4649-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8739-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1381-0480
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