Asia and Europe Facing the Technological Revolution

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Bertrand De Montluc
Sciences Po Business School, Paris, France

Series: Business, Technology and Finance
BISAC: BUS008000

In the last ten years, three main information and communication advanced technologies (ICT) linked to spectacular scientific progress in the computer sciences, optoelectronics and electronics have intersected: GSM technology (mobile phones), satellite TV, and the world wide web. The effects of these new technological breakthroughs are presented in this book, with a focus on understanding the economic, social, and environmental influence of science and technology as they affect our globalized world. An examination of how science and innovation advances impact the future of developed as well as developing societies, particularly in Asia and Europe, is discussed. Also presented in this book are how Asian nations and European states address these challenges, assess the stakes, organize themselves, create initiative, invest, and promote regional or international co-operation. (Imprint: Novinka )

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Introduction: New Technologies Transform International Politics

Chapter I: Growing Importance of Space Programs in Asia

Chapter II: The Challenge of Biotechnologies: A Question of International Governance

Chapter III: Climate Change, a Global Issue Where Scientists Play a Key Role

Chapter IV: Galileo, a European Project

Chapter V: R&D in Asia and Europe

Chapter VI: EU R&D and Co-operation Frameworks with Asia

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