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Abstract

The aim of this report is to provide an accurate view of the state of technology management in Spain and to present extensive information on present trends. Spain's deficit with respect to the technological balance of payments is reported and relationships between R&D institutions and enterprises are examined. Technology innovation and international competitiveness in firms is considered and the role of local production communities (LPCs) is assessed. A sectoral analysis of the software, chemicals, food processing and mechanical engineering industries is provided from the specific findings of the study. The difficulties faced by Spanish firms are found to be related to small market size, a lack of adequate distribution channels, high financial costs, a shortage of technical workers and the high cost of external advisers.

Additional information

Authors: GARCIA BLANCH F, Sociedad de Estudios P&G, SA (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15434 EN (1994) 186 pp., FS, ECU 16.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-7561-0
Record Number: 199410669 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en