Accession Number:

AD0731268

Title:

Policymaking and Technology Transfer: The Need for National Thinking Laboratories,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The objectives of the paper are to understand what is meant by better policymaking and more efficient technology transfer, to explore what is needed for their achievement, and to suggest an operational mechanism for improving the two processes. Inter-context information is defined, and its importance in decisionmaking, policymaking, technology transfer and education is pointed out. A distinction is drawn between incidental technology transfer - initiated by the donor - and organized technology transfer - initiated by the recipitent. The report suggests that National Thinking Laboratories should be established to promote organized technology transfer and to act as catalysts to organized policymaking. Their charter should be to match needs in one context to capabilities in another context. This charter is outlined in operational terms by five general objectives. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE