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Abstract

This project focuses on the general development of science and technology (S&T) systems in the countries of central and eastern Europe (CEECs), the restructuring of these systems, and the degree of success of their integration into their respective economies.
The results of this project point to a large gap in the CEECs, between, on the one hand, high levels of potential - in R&D and labour force skills, and results - in terms of growth and restructuring - on the other. The growth and recovery of the CEECs is more closely linked to knowledge acquisition in the production process and to different forms of firm-based learning than to R&D systems. All CEECs have seen a significant reduction of their R&D systems in terms of both expenditure and personnel, which may become an increasing problem in the medium and long term, as weaknesses in S&T systems hinder further industrial upgrading.

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Record Number: 6729 / Last updated on: 2005-01-28
Category: PROJ