Accession Number : ADA334294

Title :   JPRS Report, Science & Technology, Japan, The Japanese Science and Technology Indicator System

Corporate Author : JOINT PUBLICATIONS RESEARCH SERVICE ARLINGTON VA

PDF Url : ADA334294

Report Date : 07 OCT 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 441

Abstract : Advances in science and technology (S&T) result in expanding roles for scientific and technological activities in socioeconomic development. It is therefore important to objectively assess S&T activities. S&T indicators are seen as a means of assisting in these assessments. The publication of this report on Japanese S&T indicators, the first of its kind, is in response to this pressing social need. Indicators are developed to quantitatively examine country trends in S&T activities from diverse angles. Moreover, because S&T activities are related in complicated ways and comprise extensive and diverse activities, assessment must be from a long-term viewpoint. The objective of this macro analysis therefore goes beyond the inappropriate compiling of fragmentary indicators.The major objective of this report is thus the development of systematically structured indicators.

Descriptors :   *JAPAN, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *INDICATORS, DATA PROCESSING, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION TRANSFER, SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE