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The study of inter-firm cooperation practices in European research programmes was designed to facilitate comprehension of the motivations and difficulties of industrial companies participating in such an international environment. It also contributed to a larger evaluation intended to assess the impact of the so-called Commission Framework Programme on the industrial strategy, structures and staff, and on knowledge of market opportunities. Its main finding relates to motivations for participation: both large and small enterprises quote finances first, followed by know-how, but in third place, large enterprises cite access to equipment, small ones access to market. The study also gives recommendations on how prime contractors from industry should choose their partners, and on how the Commission should adapt its funding policy for successful cooperation.

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Authors: LINNÉ H, CEC Bruxelles (BE);MAGNAVAL R, CEC Bruxelles (BE);REMOVILLE J, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13991 EN (1991) 90 pp., FS, ECU 7.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3270-9
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