Technology Transfer and Industrial Change in Europe

  • Helen Lawton Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Helen Lawton Smith
      Pages 1-13
  3. Background

  4. Industrial Change

  5. Comparative Analysis

  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Helen Lawton Smith
      Pages 229-252
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 253-281

About this book


This book critically examines the phenomenon and the consequences of the increasing inter-dependence between industry, universities and national laboratories. It explores the contrasts and similarities between the patterns of formal and informal links in a technologically dynamic industry (electronic components) with those in a traditional industry (flow measurement) in the UK, France and Belgium. It uses evidence from interviews with firms, academics and industry organisations in the three countries to identify the major factors which regulate links.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Helen Lawton Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Local Economic Development, Coventry Business School, Coventry University, Senior Research Associate, School of GeographyUK

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