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Economic Dynamics and European Strategy A Report from the FAST Programme of the Commission of the European Communities

  • Patrick Cohendet
  • Marc J. Ledoux
  • Ehud Zuscovitch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Foreword

    1. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 1-1
  3. Introduction

    1. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 2-19
  4. A Trial Definition of Materials: Towards a Definition of Materials to Assist the Understanding of Current Changes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 22-31
    3. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 44-50
  5. Structural Materials

    1. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 59-74
    2. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 74-91
    3. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 92-116
    4. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 116-139
  6. Structural Materials: The Main Areas of Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-142
    2. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 142-190
    3. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 191-212
    4. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 213-239
  7. Functional Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-244
    2. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 244-289
    3. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 289-320
    4. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 320-328
  8. STRATEGIES Elements in an Industrial Policy and a Policy for Employment and Skills

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-330
    2. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 331-342
    3. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 342-364
    4. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 364-430
    5. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 430-448
  9. Conclusion

    1. Patrick Cohendet, Marc J. Ledoux, Ehud Zuscovitch
      Pages 449-455

About this book

Introduction

This report on materials is not a sequel to the five or six high-quality reports published in certain Community countries over the last few years, nor does it attempt to summarize them. Nor is it a technical summary of the state of the art in new materials. It is rather to be seen as a survey of economic dynamics and strategy, carried out for the purpose of prompting political and industrial leaders throughout the European Community to reflect in some depth on the subject of materials. The report is arranged in five parts : the first is concerned with a definition of materials, the second with structural materials and their influence on the reconception of industrial processes, and this part is complemented by the third, which looks at the three main sectors using structural materials (transport, packaging, building and public works). The fourth part analyzes functional materials and the way in which they affect basic components in the technological system (information, energy, biotechnology). The fifth and last part makes a strategic analysis for Europe (in the spheres of industrial strategies, the role of the authorities and developments in employment and skills).

Keywords

Imitation Know-how Motor Sensor Standard communication complexity development electronics innovation logic material production research & development (R&D) science and technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Patrick Cohendet
    • 1
  • Marc J. Ledoux
    • 2
  • Ehud Zuscovitch
    • 1
  1. 1.Bureau d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée (BETA)Université Louis PasteurStrasbourg CedexFrance
  2. 2.Bureau d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée (BETA)CNRS — Université Louis PasteurStrasbourg CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-73809-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19414-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73809-8
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