The European Enterprise as a “Fortress” — The Rise and Fall of Unidata Between Common European Market and International Competition in the Early 1970s

@inproceedings{Hilger2008TheEE,
  title={The European Enterprise as a “Fortress” — The Rise and Fall of Unidata Between Common European Market and International Competition in the Early 1970s},
  author={Susanne Hilger},
  year={2008}
}
  • Susanne Hilger
  • Published 2008
  • Engineering
  • “Europe’s answer to the American challenge”1 — this was how the press commented on Unidata. The first European co-operative enterprise in the data processing industry was founded in 1973 as a joint venture by the French Compagnie Industrielle pour L’Informatique (CII), the Dutch Philips combine, and the German Siemens AG.2 Europe’s “technological backwardness” seemed to be highlighted most clearly in high technology areas by the superiority of American competitors. Thus the founding of Unidata… CONTINUE READING
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    Appropriating America: Americanization in the History of European Computing
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    • History, Computer Science
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