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NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. XXVI - The relationship between technology policy and scientific and technical information within the U.S. and Japanese aerospace industriesGovernment technology policy has nurtured the growth of the aerospace industry, which is vital to both the U.S. and Japanese economies. Japanese technology policy differs significantly from U.S. technology policy, however, particularly with respect to the production, transfer, and use of scientific and technical information (STI). In this paper, we discuss the unique position of the aerospace industry in the U.S. and Japan, U.S. and Japanese aerospace policy, and the role of STI in the process of aerospace innovation. The information-seeking behaviors of U.S. and Japanese aerospace engineers and scientists are compared. The authors advocate the development of innovation-adoption technology and STI policy goals for U.S. aerospace and the inclusion of an aerospace knowledge diffusion transfer system with an 'active' component for scanning and acquiring foreign aerospace technology and STI.
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Conference Paper
Pinelli, Thomas E.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Barclay, Rebecca O.
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. Troy, NY, United States)
Lahr, Tom
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Hoetker, Glenn
(R.M.S. Associates Washington, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1993
Subject Category
Documentation And Information Science
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Meeting Information
Japan Information Center of Science and Technology and National Technical Information Service, Annual Conference on How to Locate and Acquire Japanese Scientific and Technical Information(San Francisco, CA)
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