Accession Number : ADP004570

Title :   Close Encounters with S&T (Science and Technology) in the Soviet Union,

Corporate Author : HEWLETT-PACKARD LABS PALO ALTO CA

Personal Author(s) : Loebnerl,E. E.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : This paper attempts to convey a number of personnel observations, impressions and conclusions gathered and formulated during a two-year Foreign Service assignment at the American Embassy in Moscow. The author was Chief of the Embassy's Science and Technology Section during the Ford Administration. He discusses the organizational structure of US-SU cooperation in S/T. After examples of S/T cooperation, he then attempts to explain a number of important differences between doing science in the SU and in the US. Attention is also paid to those peculiarities of Soviet management that seem to impact industrial practices and could contribute to slowing the rate of innovation and modernization.

Descriptors :   *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, POLICIES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, COOPERATION, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS, USSR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE