Accession Number : ADA300509

Title :   Assisting Defense Conversion Technology Transfer Efforts. A Case Study of Ohio's Miami Valley.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Salvador, Marissa C.

PDF Url : ADA300509

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : Major changes in the geopolitical environment and the social and economic needs of the United States have resulted in resources being shifted away from national defense. Although the expected decrease in defense spending should not be harmful in macroeconomic terms, it can be devastating locally. To mitigate the effects of the drawdown, individual states and local communities must search for ways to bolster their local economies. One avenue that can be pursued to enhance future economic growth is the transferring of technologies to the commercial sector. Intermediary organizations have emerged to facilitate the process of technology transfer by serving as the bridge between technology providers and industrial users. This research investigates and describes how intermediary organizations are assisting and facilitating the technology transfer defense conversion efforts. A case study examines how four Miami Valley organizations in Ohio are helping to promote economic growth and development in their local area via technology transfer. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, *GEOPOLITICS, *DEFENSE INDUSTRY, *MILITARY BUDGETS, COMMERCE, OHIO, THESES, CASE STUDIES, LEGISLATION, NATIONAL DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE