Accession Number : AD1050752


Title :   International University Research Ventures: Implications for U.S. Economic Competitiveness National Security


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,15 Aug 2015,31 Dec 2017


Corporate Author : Georgia Tech Research Corporation Atlanta United States


Personal Author(s) : Taylor,Mark


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1050752.pdf


Report Date : 31 Mar 2018


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : The goal of this research is to study the quantity, quality, and implications of joint research ventures between American universities and foreign universities/research institutes. We call these entities international university research ventures ((IURV's). We also seek to gather similar data on IURVs with entirely non-American participants. The results are expected to inform political and economic theories about technology transfer, innovation, economic competitiveness, and democratization/civil society. The research is expected to generate a descriptive list of existing and recent international university research ventures, and their basic characteristics (e.g participants, funders, fields of study). It should also generate interview and survey data that can be used to better understand the motivations behind, and management of, the joint research ventures. The data can be used to track participants, outputs, activities, and linkages over time, thus laying the baseline for future impact studies and theory testing. The results will also aid US policymakers to better identify and understand the sources of national competitive advantage in science and technology and the mechanisms of technology transfer. This research is especially important for the DoD because it is often the primary funder for the American research universities that participate in these international ventures.


Descriptors :   economic development , national security , case studies , education , universities , scientific research , teaching methods , international organizations , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , public policy


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE