1992-Planning for the Information Technology Industries - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408040938, 9781483144474

1992-Planning for the Information Technology Industries

1st Edition

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Authors: Yong Zhou
eBook ISBN: 9781483144474
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st August 1989
Page Count: 364
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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


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




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About the Author

Yong Zhou

Professor Yong Zhou is a recognized expert in the field of non-linear difference equations and their applications in China. He was Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations over 2007-2011, and is present Guest Editor at Optimization (T&F), Nonlinear Dynamics and Journal of Vibration and Control (Sage), and at Elsevier former Guest Editor of Computers & Mathematics with Applications over 2010-2012 and Applied Mathematics and Computation over 2014-2015.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Zhejiang Normal University, P.R. China.

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