Bridging the Information Gap

for Small and Medium Enterprises

  • Karl Ganzhorn
  • Sergio Faustoferri
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Karl Ganzhorn, Sergio Faustoferri
    Pages 1-21
  3. Zhou Zhiyou, Du Baorong, Zhang Baoming, Keith W. Reynard, Renato Cerqueira Lima Brea
    Pages 23-79
  4. Louis J. O’Korn, Chou Longhsiang, Yu Yongyuan, Zhou Dingheng
    Pages 81-150
  5. Helmut Gall, Henry R. Norman, Ma Yingzhang, Zhao Xiaofan, Bernard M. Lebouteux
    Pages 151-196
  6. Gao Chongqian, Zhang Fenglou, Baowei Fang
    Pages 197-227
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 229-233

About these proceedings


Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in all industrial countries have a great need for technical and scientific data and product and market information. SMEs also produce useful information of mutual benefit for themselves. A proper and healthy development of SMEs in developing, as well as in many industrialized countries in Europe and elsewhere will require a number of support services, among which the development of infrastructural information services is a key element. Rapid progress in information technologies has reduced the cost and increased the availability of powerful workstations, personal computers and new communication facilities. This has created new opportunities for using these and other appropriate technologies to conceive practical information services for SMEs. This book contains the proceedings of an international seminar on distri- buted database systems for SMEs held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, in May 1989. The seminar was organized as a joint undertaking of the Institute of Scientific and Technological Information of China (ISTIC), the United Nations Centre for Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) and the Commission of the European Communities (CEC). Recommendations cover operational concepts, methodology and technologies to be applied in the various stages of infrastructural evolution. Dr. Ganzhorn is a member of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for Development, a body composed of 28 personalities of repute with diverse backgrounds from all over the world. He is a former Director of Science and Technology of IBM Europe, an Honorary Professor at the University of Karlsruhe and a former President of the German Physical Society. Dr. Faustoferri is an Information Systems Officer of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). At the time of the Beijing seminar, he was an Associate Expert with the United Nations Centre for Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).


Access Bridging Informationsdienst Infrastruktur computer data base systems database database systems design development information retrieval information system information technologies infrastructure small enterprises

Editors and affiliations

  • Karl Ganzhorn
    • 1
  • Sergio Faustoferri
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.SindelfingenGermany
  2. 2.International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS)TriesteItaly
  3. 3.Centre for Science and Technology for DevelopmentUnited NationsNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Commission of the European Communities Directorate General XIII — Telecommunications, Information Industries and InnovationBrusselsBelgium
  5. 5.United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)ParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-52706-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75777-8
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