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Jack Hayward

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199535026

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535026.001.0001

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Guiding the Digital Revolution: Is European Technology Policy Misguided?

Guiding the Digital Revolution: Is European Technology Policy Misguided?

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(p.47) 3 Guiding the Digital Revolution: Is European Technology Policy Misguided?
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Leaderless Europe
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Xiudian Dai

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535026.003.0004

The Commission promotes a competitive technology and related industrial policy through its coordination Framework Programmes. Commission funding is concentrated on a variety of Information Society Technologies. This chapter examines its role through two case studies of advanced television broadcasting technologies projects: High Definition Television (HDTV) and Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB). Competing leadership candidates with the Commission for HDTV included the French and Dutch national governments and major firms based on government-industry collusion in the service of competitiveness. The HDTV flagship project to meet the Japanese and American challenge, supported by the Commission and Council of Ministers with subsidies, was a failure of European technology policy. The DVB firm-led consortium has by contrast been market-driven and successful without public subsidy.

Keywords:   competitiveness, Commission, coordination, Council of Ministers, firms, collusion, television, video, subsidy, HDTV

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