Accession Number:

AD0691243

Title:

ISOLATION: THE MAJOR BARRIER TO THE INTELLECTUAL CROSS-FERTILIZATION OF SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL IN AN AIR FORCE-INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND MISSILE SYSTEMS ORGANIZATION LOS ANGELES CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Intellectual cross-fertilization is defined as the mutual technical enrichment that occurs as a result of lateral communication among scientists and engineers. In an Air Force sponsored-industry conducted research and development program intellectual cross-fertilization promotes the cost effective utilization of scientific and engineering talent. The isolation of technical personnel, since it prevents lateral communication, is identified as the principal barrier to intellectual cross-fertilization. Potential solutions for removing various segments of this barrier are examined.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE