Accession Number : ADA314255

Title :   Foreign Science and Technology Information Sources in the Federal Government and Select Private Sector Organizations.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA314255

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 235

Abstract : In this era of globalization, rapid technological change, and significant shift in wealth creation to Asian economies, the United States must remain at the forefront of science and technology in order to maintain its national prosperity and world leadership. From Europe to Asia to Canada, nations recognize the important link between S&T-based innovation, economic growth and international competitiveness. Our competitors are making ever increasing investments in basic and applied science and pursuing strategies of government-industry-academic collaboration to stimulate technology-based growth, trade and investment. As part of this strategy, nations take full advantage of the opportunities presented by the U.S. system of open access to S&T knowledge. In fact an important focus of some nations is to target the acquisition of U.S. S&T in key industries to supplement their own efforts to foster innovation, rapid commercialization, and value-added production. In this way, these nations seek to increase both their international and U.S. market share. To compete effectively in global markets and to hold their own in the domestic market, U.S. companies and researchers similarly need to track and remain current with foreign science and technology developments. This is critical as U.S. corporations increasingly partner with foreign firms as a way of addressing new opportunities while sharing technical strengths and financial resources. However, very few nations provide as open access to S&T as the United States. American companies may find that their efforts alone are not fully effective when it comes to monitoring foreign S&T, especially regarding opportunities for technology transfer. To address this need, additional resources are available through the U.S. government and various private sector organizations that monitor and acquire foreign science and technology on behal

Descriptors :   *SOURCES, *FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, *ACCESS, EUROPE, GLOBAL, INDUSTRIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ORGANIZATIONS, MARKETING, LEADERSHIP, CORPORATIONS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, ECONOMICS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, GROWTH(GENERAL), CANADA, RESOURCES, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, DOMESTIC, INTERNET, FINANCE, ASIA.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Government and Political Science

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