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The FAST programme launched, within the frame of its work programme 1989-1990, a series of studies concerning the implications of the globalisation of economy and technology for the scientific and technological policy of the European Community. The European economy is undergoing major changes associated with the globalisation of industrial and technological systems. This internationalisation process will have major implications not only within the European Community itself but also in terms of Europe's long term relationships and ties with other major trading blocs and countries. This in turn will have implications for the effectiveness and nature of the Community's science and technology programme. This report concentrates on the globalisation of three less-advanced member states - Greece, Ireland and Portugal. Part I assesses the countries individually through a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis, Part II concentrates on the implications of this for Community science and technology policies while Part III discusses some initiatives taken by the Commission to help these members states.

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Authors: DOHERTY O, Irish Science and Technology Agency, National S&T Policy Unit, Dublin (IE);MCDEVITT J, Irish Science and Technology Agency, National S&T Policy Unit, Dublin (IE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: FOP 291 EN (1991) 82 pp.
Availability: Available from the FAST Programme Office, CEC/DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
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