Accession Number : ADA118841

Title :   A Conceptual Decision Methodology for High Technology Transfer Assessment.

Descriptive Note : Study project,


Personal Author(s) : Carr,Donald E ; Cox,William W ; Sharp,Fred A

PDF Url : ADA118841

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : Substantial controversy has occurred in nearly all United States policy decisions associated with high technology transfers to foreign countries. Some of the controversy occurs due to poor definition relevant to technology transfer concepts and terms. Still other controversy results from diffusion of the policy process among the many governmental agencies charged with review of high technology transfer decisions. The study hypothesizes that much of the controversy stems from lack of utilization of a common and consistent methodology for conceptualizing basic elements of decision processes associated with high technology transfer cases. A decision concept or methodology is developed from classical decision theory which may assist in the resolution of conflicts associated with high technology transfer decisions. Utilization of the decision framework is demonstrated and indicates how policymakers may better focus their attention consistently on the critical elements of decisions and policy formulations involving high technology transfer. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Technology transfer, *Decision making, *Policies, Decision theory, International relations, Resource management, Foreign policy, Information transfer, International trade, Exports, National security, Regulations, Control, Trade off analysis, Benefits, Costs, Risk

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE