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France offers compelling lessons on the government's key role in industrial development

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France offers compelling lessons on the government's key role in industrial development

PARIS - You have to hand it to the French. They know that jobs and opportunity come from pushing new technologies and creating major economic players that have the scale to be global competitors. So they put major strategic weight behind the industry sectors they seek to develop. The high-speed trains - the TGV or trains à grande vitesse - that now connect Paris to many French cities and to London, Brussels and other European cities are the direct result of strategic support from the French government. The French continue to push the technology to higher speeds and to more cities


By IRPP,Canada.


Technology Policy Resource.