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Public Technology Procurement in Sweden: The X2000 High Speed Train

  • C. Edquist
  • P. Hammarqvist
  • L. Hommen
Part of the Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation book series (ESTI, volume 16)

Abstract

This chapter describes and analyses the development of Sweden’s high-speed train (HST), the X2000, as a case of public technology procurement. The case study is based mainly on primary data collected in recent (1997) interviews with some of the main actors involved in the procurement process, but it also draws upon relevant secondary sources. The analysis employs evaluative criteria defined from the standpoint of public policy (as elaborated below) and develops a critical perspective on the case that leads to more general policy implications.

Keywords

Technical Change Industrial Policy Export Market Innovation Policy High Speed Train 
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  • C. Edquist
  • P. Hammarqvist
  • L. Hommen

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