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This report discusses problems associated with utilization of the results of Greek public research and development. R and D policy in Greece is a recent phenomenon because technological needs were traditionally covered by transferring technology from abroad. Local R and D started in the late 1970's. Dissemination and utilisation of the limited Greek public R and D are almost non-existent. Public administration lacks the realisation of the importance of R and D results to both the private and public sectors. There are no facilities, for example, for testing and analysis, thus firms have to spend money using laboratories abroad. There exists no intermediate body with the task of tranferring technological findings to manufacturing industry. The utilization of R and D results cannot be separated from the general question of reinforcing R and D as an incentive for industrial competitiveness. In the area of public procurement policy, support for domestic production has been mainly via prices rather than support for technological enhancement of supplying firms. The problems of adapting the Greek economy to the European Community, the shortcomings of the market in the technological areas, and the need to maintain the country's competitiveness are all elements which highlight the importance of initiating R and D activities in Greece.

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Authors: DENIOZOS D, University of Athens (GR);GIANNITSIS T, University of Athens (GR);TSIPOURI H, University of Athens (GR);CORSTEN H, Universite de Kaiserslautern (DE);JUNGINGER-DITTEL K O, CEC;GOODMAN B B, CEC;VON WITZLEBEN A, CEC
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11533 EN (1989) 198 pp.
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Record Number: 198910116 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en