High-tech indicators: Assessing the competitiveness of selected European countries

Title: High-tech indicators: Assessing the competitiveness of selected European countries
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: April 2010
Published In: Technology Analysis and Strategic Management
Description: Western European nations, along with the USA and Japan, have been recognised as the world's most competitive economies. Eastern European nations have generally been considered to lag. This paper explores whether these descriptions remain accurate and the prospects for change over the coming decade. The Georgia Tech 'High Tech Indicators' (HTI) contribute to the US National Science Foundation (NSF) Science & Engineering Indicators. We cover 33 highly developed and rapidly industrialising countries. Our model of technological competitiveness contains four components - National Orientation, Socioeconomic Infrastructure,Technological Infrastructure, and Productive Capacity - contributing to 'Technological Standing.'We present indicator values, derived from survey and statistical panel data, for 13 European nations (plus the USA as a benchmark), for 1993-2005, and draw inferences about future high tech competitiveness. We see limited technological progress of the Eastern European nations. European prospects appear somewhat uncertain given the dramatic competitive thrusts from Asia. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
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Citation: Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 22. Issue 3. 277 - 296. ISSN 0953-7325. DOI 10.1080/09537321003647313.
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