Title: Technological partnering and investment in Europe: the case of advanced electronic technologies in Canada

Authors: John De la Mothe, Roger Voyer

Addresses: Associate Professor of Science and Government, Programme of Research on International Management and Economy (PRIME), Faculty of Administration, University of Ottawa, Vanier Hall, 136 Jean Jacques Lussier, Ottawa, Canada. ' Consultant and Partner, NGL Consulting, Canada

Abstract: The view that the world economy is still one in which nations are thought of as sovereign bodies has become out-dated. Consequently, firms have become dependent on political and economic decisions that have been taken elsewhere in the world. Technology and investment have become interdependent. Consequently, governments can no longer face challenges of the new economy without thinking and acting globally and actively encourage alliances. They must find new ways of helping firms to attract new investment and technologies into firms and regions well as suggesting means of accessing niche markets abroad. This paper considers one such new approach taken by Canada through the Investment Prospecting Programme.

Keywords: new economy; new competition; strategic alliances; bureaucratic cooperative competition; technological partnering; technology investment; Europe; advanced electronics; Canada; globalisation; technology management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1996.025523

International Journal of Technology Management, 1996 Vol.12 No.4, pp.391 - 402

Available online: 22 May 2009 *

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