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Abstract

The conference aimed at identifying policies directed to new technology-based firms (NTBFs)in member states and discusses their rationale, implementation and effectiveness. Over 30 European schemes have been identified and are described in the proceedings. In trying to identify common tendencies in policy developments in member states, the following conclusions are reported: (i) efforts to support SMEs will most likely increase in almost every country - only a few countries concentrate on NTBFs as a specific and thus different category of enterprises; (ii) management support is seen as an essential addition to financial support programmes; (iii) another addition to support schemes will be actions to improve access to relevant networks, such as research networks and collaboration partners; (iv) at policy level the regional level is growing in importance; (v) there is an increasing interest in member states for new financial instruments.

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Authors: FAHRENKROG G, TNO Centre for Technology and Policy Studies (NL);SELMAN C, TNO Centre for Technology and Policy Studies (NL);BOEKHOLT P, TNO Centre for Technology and Policy Studies (NL);MURRAY G, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (GB);WUPPERFELD U, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (GB);DURET I, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1993) 200 pp.
Availability: Available from the Technical Assistance Unit, rue de la Faiencerie 119, L-1511 Luxembourg (LU)
Record Number: 199530046 / Last updated on: 1995-02-07
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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