1992-Planning for the Information Technology Industries

1992-Planning for the Information Technology Industries

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1st Edition - August 1, 1989

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1992-Planning for the Information Technology Industries provides a summary of the relevant legislation, research programs, and proposals for the establishment of a single European market for information technology (IT). The development of the European Community's (EC) policy and the implications of its implementation for the EC and third country markets are examined. The views from a number of major organizations that operate in the telecommunications, broadcasting, and information services markets are considered to provide an insight into some of the factors influencing planning for 1992. This book consists of nine chapters and opens with an overview of the EC's goal of establishing a single market for the European Union by 1992, followed by a discussion on the implications of this single market for industry, commerce, and individuals. The following chapters focus on the Single European Act; corporate issues such as mergers and acquisitions; telecommunications, broadcasting, and information sectors; and implications of a single European market for IT. The final chapter is devoted to the views of organizations in the IT industries such as the British Broadcasting Corporation, Sun Microsystems Limited, and the European Space Agency in terms of the opportunities, problems, and challenges of the single European market. This monograph will be a valuable resource for corporate managers, especially those in the IT sector, as well as policymakers and industry regulators.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    1. Introduction

    2. The Single European Market

    Achieving the Internal Market: 1957-1985

    The Commission's White Paper Proposals

    Harmonization and Mutual Recognition

    Removal of Physical Barriers

    Removal of Technical Barriers

    Removal of Fiscal Barriers

    Implications for Industry, Commerce and Individuals

    Industry andCommerce

    General Economic Growth

    Public Procurement


    3. The Single European Act

    Policy objectives

    Reform of the Decision-making Process

    Other Institutional Reforms

    Problems Envisaged in Completing the Internal Market

    The Legislative Process

    4. Corporate Issues


    Company Law

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications and Employment Rights

    Corporate Taxation


    Public Procurement

    Intellectual Property

    Product Liability

    Community Research and Development Programs

    5. Telecommunications in the Community

    Telecommunications Policy in the EC

    Initial Proposals for An Action Program

    The 1987 Green Paper on Telecommunications

    Implementing the 1987 Green Paper on Telecommunications

    Progress on the Telecommunications Action Program

    Existing and Proposed Legislation

    Telecommunications Networks and Services

    Telecommunications Equipment and Terminals

    Development of the Future Broadband Network

    Less-Favored Regions

    Community Research Programs



    6. Broadcasting in the Community

    Broadcasting in Europe

    A European Community Audiovisual Policy

    Television without Frontiers - The 1984 Green Paper

    The 1987 Green Paper on Telecommunications

    The 1988 Green Paper - Copyright and the Challenge of Technology

    European Year of Cinema and Television

    Court of Justice

    Council of Europe Convention on Transfrontier Broadcasting

    Existing Legislation

    Proposed Legislation

    Community Research Programs


    Non-Documentary Cinema and Television Co-productions

    7. Information Systems in the Community

    The Information Market in EC

    Existing and Proposed Legislation

    Establishment of An Information Services Market

    Intellectual Property

    Consumer Protection

    Origin of Goods

    Worker Protection

    Community Research Programs



    Information Services Market








    Microelectronics Program

    8. Implications of a Single European Market for the Information Technology Industries



    Information Systems

    9. Strategic Planning for 1992

    Original Contributions from: Philips Electronics

    3M United Kingdom plc

    Siemens AG


    British Broadcasting Corporation

    Nederlandse Ormroepprogramm Stichting

    Wang (UK) Ltd

    Metapraxis Ltd

    Dowty Information Technology Division

    EUREKA Secretariat

    Sun Microsystems Limited

    Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications and Plumbing Union

    European Space Agency



Product details

  • No. of pages: 364
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1989
  • Published: August 1, 1989
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483144474

About the Author

Unknown Author

Dr. Sam Stuart is a physiotherapist and a research Fellow within the Balance Disorders Laboratory, OHSU. His work focuses on vision, cognition and gait in neurological disorders, examining how technology-based interventions influence these factors. He has published extensively in world leading clinical and engineering journals focusing on a broad range of activities such as real-world data analytics, algorithm development for wearable technology and provided expert opinion on technology for concussion assessment for robust player management. He is currently a guest editor for special issues (sports medicine and transcranial direct current stimulation for motor rehabilitation) within Physiological Measurement and Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, respectively.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, Northumbria University, UK Honorary Physiotherapist, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields, UK

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