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Abstract

The roots of this book lie three main strands: the process of European integration in order to pursue greater goals; the central importance of microelectronics and information and communications technologies in the current development of societies; and the understanding of how technological capabilities are created and how they can be fostered for the benefit of societies' general development. The start of European research and development programmes in the 1980s brought them all together. This book focuses attention on their development, with all their difficulties, conflicts, and achievements. In particular the Programme for Information and Communication Technologies (PICT), a long term social sciences project, which provided the resources for an early contact with the Open Microprocessor systems initiative (OMI). This book is also written to contribute to the build up of the OMI history and identity, and in this respect, it is also a contribution to the concerted efforts of the three main bodies concerned with the leadership, management and dissemination of the imitative (the Advisory Panel, the OMI Office and the OMI Dissemination).

Additional information

Authors: MOLINA A H, University of Edinburgh, Department of Business Studies (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16208 EN (1995) 196pp., FS, ECU 18.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5157-0
Record Number: 199512026 / Last updated on: 1996-01-26
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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