Accession Number : ADA332524

Title :   Emerging Trends in the Globalization of Knowledge: The Role of the Technical Report in Aerospace Research and Development,

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

Personal Author(s) : Pinelli, Thomas E. ; Golich, Vicki L.

PDF Url : ADA332524

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Economists, management theorists, business strategists, and governments alike recognize knowledge as the single most important resource in today's global economy. Because of its relationship to technological progress and economic growth, many governments have taken a keen interest in knowledge; specifically its production, transfer, and use. This paper focuses on the technical report as a product for disseminating the results of aerospace research and development (R&D) and its use and importance to aerospace engineers and scientists. The emergence of knowledge as an intellectual asset, its relationship to innovation, and its importance in a global economy provides the context for the paper. The relationships between government and knowledge and government and innovation are used to placed knowledge within the context of publicly-funded R&D. Data, including the reader preferences of NASA technical reports, are derived from the NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project, a ten-year study of knowledge diffusion in the U.S. aerospace industry.

Descriptors :   *GLOBAL, *ECONOMICS, *REPORTS, *AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTION, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, GROWTH(GENERAL), AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, ENGINEERS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE