Accession Number : ADA299657

Title :   NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Report Number 34. How Early Career-Stage U.S. Aerospace Engineers and Scientists Produce and Use Information.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CEN TER

Personal Author(s) : Pinelli, Thomas E. ; Barclay, Rebecca O. ; Kennedy, John M.

PDF Url : ADA299657

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The U.S. government technical report is a primary means by which the results of federally funded research and development (R&D) are transferred to the U.S. aerospace industry. However, little is known about this information product in terms of its actual use, importance, and value in the transfer of federally funded R&D. Little is also known about the intermediary-based system that is used to transfer the results of federally funded R&D to the U.S. aerospace industry. To help establish a body of knowledge, the U.S. government technical report is being investigated as part of the NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. In this report, we summarize the literature on technical reports, present a model that depicts the transfer of federally funded aerospace R&D via the U.S. government technical report, and present the results of research that investigates aerospace knowledge diffusion vis-a-vis U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists who had changed their American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) membership from student to professional in the past five years. (AN)

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER, DATA BASES, JOBS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, REPORTS, CAREERS, ENGINEERS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE, SCIENTISTS.

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE