Accession Number : ADA268560


Title :   NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Paper Thirty. The Electronic Transfer of Information and Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion


Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Pinelli, Thomas E ; Bishop, Ann P ; Barclay, Rebecca O ; Kennedy, John M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268560.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : Increasing reliance on and investment in information technology and electronic networking systems presupposes that computing and information technology will play a major role in the diffusion Of aerospace knowledge. Little is known, however, about actual information technology needs, uses, and problems within the aerospace knowledge diffusion process. The authors state that the potential contributions of information technology to increased productivity and competitiveness will be diminished unless empirically derived knowledge regarding the information-seeking behavior of the members of the social system-those who are producing, transferring, and using scientific and technical information-is incorporated into a new technology policy framework. Research into the use of information technology and electronic networks by U. S. aerospace engineers and scientists, collected as part of a research project designed to study aerospace knowledge diffusion, is presented in support of this assertion.


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER , *AEROSPACE INDUSTRY , ELECTRONICS , REPRINTS , ENGINEERS , DIFFUSION , SCIENTISTS , COMPUTER NETWORKS , BEHAVIOR , PRODUCTIVITY , POLICIES , INVESTMENTS


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE