Advanced Public Procurement as Industrial Policy

Advanced Public Procurement as Industrial Policy

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This study is about the macroeconomic effects of positive externalities or industrial spillovers around advanced production. The case explored is the a€œtechnology di- denda€ around Swedish aircraft industry, and in particular around the aircraft ma- facturer Saab, and the major industrial project of the JAS 39 Gripen multirole combat aircraft. The project is partly an updating of my book (in Swedish) Technology 1 Generator or a National Presige Project from 1995, but extends the analysis in s- eral directions. The study includes a chapter on spillovers from advanced production in an industrially developing economy, South Africa, that has acquired the JAS 39 Gripen for its Air Force. There is also a chapter in which the results for Sweden are discussed in the wider context of advanced public procurement in Europe. The text has been organized such that the main chapters have been written for academic readers. Two supplements include the technical details of data collection, mathematical models, and calculation methods. The first chapter is brief and focused on the results. It has the character of an extended executive summary. The second chapter summarizes the entire story; problems, results, and methods. This project would not have been possible without the generous support of a number of people. First of all great thanks go to all those people with crowded calendars in Swedish industrial firms that have set aside time to respond to my questions. Most of them have been listed at the end of the book.... of a crashing aircraft13 led to the development of a primitive airbag based on Saab sensor technology that was later, ... After many ups and downs Saab Automobile was sold to US GM in two stages in 1990 and 1999, and Saab ... This kick-started Saaba#39;s use of light weight composites and the development of new antennae technology, the latter ... These and other space-related activities were combined with Saab Space that was sold to Swiss Ruag Holding in 2008 for 335 millionanbsp;...

Title:Advanced Public Procurement as Industrial Policy
Author:Gunnar Eliasson
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-03-10


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