Accession Number : ADA186473

Title :   The Effects of United States Government Policy on the Transfer of Military Technology to Australia.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Wood, Warren N

PDF Url : ADA186473

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 220

Abstract : The Australian Department of Defense experiences some difficulty in acquiring the necessary technical data to support defence equipment procured from the U.S. This study undertook to identify the key organizational players in the U.S. military technology transfer system; what difficulties arise for Australia when applying for the transfer of technology; the primary source of the difficulties; and why difficulties arise in the system. The methodology was based initially on personal interviews, and an extensive literature review. A survey questionnaire was developed from an analysis of the information from the above two sources, to measure (on an interval scale) the difference in attitudes between U.S. and Australian officials concerning eight proposed constructs which were believed to underlie technology transfer issues. The findings supported the global alternative hypothesis that there was a significant difference in attitudes between Australian and U.S. officials on policy matters concerning the development and implementation of the U.S. technology transfer policy. Six of the remaining eight sub-hypotheses were also rejected in the statistical analysis.

Descriptors :   *AUSTRALIA, *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, *MILITARY EQUIPMENT, HYPOTHESES, INTERVALS, INTERVIEWING, LITERATURE SURVEYS, POLICIES, SCALE, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, FOREIGN POLICY

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE