Technology Innovation & Rural Development: Lessons from Italy and Denmark

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Report examines development policies in less urbanized but industrialized and industrializing regions of two European countries to find out more about the successes and failures of science and technology in promoting rural development, the ways in which local and state governments and European Community programs have contributed, the ways in which local and state governments and European Community programs have contributed, and the conditions that have impeded or spurred development.

Two regions were studied: north-central Italy and northern Jutland, on the mainland of Denmark. Paper examines common features of economic development in Italy and Demark, provides general background about European Community conditions, and draws out lessons for U.S. rural economic development policy.

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