ISOLATION: THE MAJOR BARRIER TO THE INTELLECTUAL CROSS-FERTILIZATION OF SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL IN AN AIR FORCE-INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
SPACE AND MISSILE SYSTEMS ORGANIZATION LOS ANGELES CA
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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.
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