The importance of co-ordination in national technology policy: Evidence from the Galileo project

Vasilis Zervos, Donald Siegel

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We assess the benefits from transatlantic collaboration in technology policy for publicly-funded R&D space projects such as Galileo, a proposed European radio-navigation space project. An industrial organisation methodology is employed to model negative security spillovers of 'unilateral' space projects such as Galileo, or space-based anti-ballistic missile defence, on the public sector of the other region (the US vs. the European Union). The findings imply that transatlantic co-ordination in technology policy is required to allow the respective space industries (in the US and the European Union) to exploit the benefits of cross-border strategic research partnerships (SRPs). This coordination not only reduces the costs of the respective programmes, but also addresses security concerns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-180
Number of pages14
JournalPrometheus (United Kingdom)
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2005



  • Galileo
  • Navigation
  • Policy
  • Space
  • Technology
  • Transatlantic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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