Aerospace Collaboration. Theories and Case Studies from the U.S.-Japan and U.S.-Korean Experience: Implications for Theater Missile Defense.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This thesis examines the phenomenon of international collaboration in the field of aerospace technology to determine why such projects succeed or fail. Both firm- and state-level collaboration is discussed, though the primary emphasis is on government-led projects. Factors encouraging increased collaboration stem primarily from a desire to reduce risks, given the present environment of increasing costs coupled with shrinking budgets and certainty of returns. At the same time collaboration is inhibited by a fear that the fruits of the effort may not be distributed proportionally to each participants investment. Thus this thesis uses an analytical approach based on Jonathan Tuckers Partners and Rivals PAR theory which accounts for such mixed motive situations.
- Government and Political Science
- Antimissile Defense Systems