Accession Number : ADA327444

Title :   Aerospace Collaboration. Theories and Case Studies from the U.S.-Japan and U.S.-Korean Experience: Implications for Theater Missile Defense.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Crow, Stanley D., Jr

PDF Url : ADA327444

Report Date : 18 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : This thesis examines the phenomenon of international collaboration in the field of aerospace technology to determine why such projects succeed or fail. Both firm- and state-level collaboration is discussed, though the primary emphasis is on government-led projects. Factors encouraging increased collaboration stem primarily from a desire to reduce risks, given the present environment of increasing costs coupled with shrinking budgets and certainty of returns. At the same time collaboration is inhibited by a fear that the fruits of the effort may not be distributed proportionally to each participant's investment. Thus this thesis uses an analytical approach based on Jonathan Tucker's 'Partners and Rivals' (PAR) theory which accounts for such mixed motive situations.

Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE, THESES, JAPAN, COSTS, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, CASE STUDIES, BUDGETS, KOREA, SPACE STATIONS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE