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The FAST programme launched, within the frame of its work programme 1989-1990, a series of studies concerning the role of science and technology in strengthening social and economic cohesion in the Community. This paper is part of a first series of studies concerning analysis for the driving forces and horizontal problems of the globalisation of economy and technology. The report concentrates on the issue of biotechnology especially its globalisation and the implications of this on EC policy. The interactions between small and large firms are discussed following which the principal sectors responsible for developments in biotechnology are highlighted. Conclusions are drawn and policy implications described.

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Authors: WALSH V ET AL., University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: FOP 284 EN (1991) 130 pp.
Availability: Available from the FAST Programme Office, CEC/DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
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