Accession Number : ADA296835

Title :   How One Federal Research Laboratory Views Technology Transfer.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 94-1 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Hale, Roy W.

PDF Url : ADA296835

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : Although literature in the technology management field has abounded with insights into technology transfer (T2) as viewed from industrial and academic research, relatively little is known about management attitudes on the federal side of the interface. Some writers have tried to characterize what aspects of federal technology transfer are important in order to maximize the efficacy of the T2 process. From such writings, federal participants have wrestled with applying these sometimes conflicting recommendations effectively. Resultant models have confounded efforts to produce meaningful contributions to federal technology managers' education and skills. Such an unresolved picture prompted this paper's research as an attempt to help clarify the interface between non-federal technology recipients and federal lab donors, via inquiry into the latter's technology managers' attitudes toward T2. Analogous federal dispositions to a recent Industrial Research Institute attitudinal survey of industry executives toward T2 were sought from federal executive counterparts at one federal research laboratory. The two surveys' paired rankings were compared and found slightly dissimilar, revealing one corroborated mismatch between federal and private ideas of T2 barriers. Analyses herein from these data suggest that alternative approaches for maximizing the probability of T2 from federal R&D should be modeled and tried. (AN)

Descriptors :   *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, MILITARY PERSONNEL, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, COMPETITION, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, DECISION MAKING, EDUCATION, SKILLS, ECONOMIC IMPACT, CAREERS, SURVEYS, MILITARY RESEARCH, ENGINEERS, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, MOTIVATION, INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, EXECUTIVES, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), SCIENTISTS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE