European Economic and Monetary Union: Global Finance, States and Strategic Concepts of Monetary Sovereignty

Author: Takis Damaskopoulos
Series: Study
Publication Date: September 2004
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Abstract
The interpretation of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) remains the subject of considerable academic and political debate. Indeed, few aspects of the transformation of the postwar world order elicit greater diversity of interpretation than the process of EMU. Interpretations have been as varied as the academic specialties and political vantage points they reflect; interpretations that are as contradictory as they are mutually exclusive. EMU is seen as the expression of Anglo-American neoliberalism leading to the regional consolidation of the power of global finance while, at the same time, it is being decried as a covert attempt to construct a Euro-socialist state under the guise of a “European model of society”. It is seen as a project of constructing German hegemony on a continental European basis while, simultaneously, it is considered as an example of the strategic brilliance of the French political elite who seek to safeguard the interests of the French state within a European monetary constitutional structure.
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Uzbekistan: Passages toward the Knowledge-Based Economy
Master Plan for the Transition


Author: Takis Damaskopoulos
Series: Study
Publication Date: March 2004
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Abstract
Knowledge and the development of organizational and institutional conditions that enable its conversion into improved economic performance are increasingly becoming the intangible qualities that have a decisive impact on the capacity of economic and social systems to generate growth and fuel employment creation. However, different countries due to their specific historical trajectories of development and location in the world economy have differential abilities to develop the necessary capacities to make the transition to the knowledge-intensive mode of economic development.
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Guiding Economic Innovation Through Business Incubators: Critical Elements of Successful Business Incubation Guiding Economic Innovation Through Business Incubators: Critical Elements of Successful Business Incubation

Author: Takis Damaskopoulos
Series: Study
Publication Date: July 2003
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Abstract
Innovation today constitutes the primary driver of economic development. The importance of innovation is increasing in the context of the transition from a resource-based economy to one focused on the creation and application of knowledge toward improved economic and business performance. In this context, the commercial management and application of knowledge has profound impacts on how economic systems establish and develop new business. Business incubation and acceleration have an essential role to play in how these businesses are established and how they develop both as individual business entities and as parts of wider regional economic strategies of economic development.
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