Accession Number : ADA226502


Title :   The NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project: A Research Agenda


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


Personal Author(s) : Pinelli, Thomas E. ; Kennedy, John M.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA226502


Report Date : 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : The NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project is a cooperative effort sponsored by NASA, Office of Aeronautics, Exploration and Technology (OAET), and DoD, SAF/AQT Deputy for Scientific and Technical Information. The research project is a joint effort of the Indiana University, Center for Survey Research, and NASA. The project has both immediate and long term purposes. In the first instance it provides a practical and pragmatic basis for understanding how the results of NASA/DoD research diffuse into the aerospace R&D process. Over the long term it provides an empirical basis for understanding the aerospace knowledge diffusion process itself, and its implications at the individual, organizational, national, and international levels. The project is studying the major barriers to effective knowledge diffusion. This project will provide descriptive and analytical data regarding the flow of scientific and technical information (STI). It will examine both channels used to communicate information and the social system of the aerospace knowledge diffusion process. Keywords: Information transfer/exchange; Technical information centers; Information systems; Research facilities/management; Aerospace systems, Information retrieval access; Sociometrics.


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER , *AEROSPACE SYSTEMS , *INFORMATION EXCHANGE , SOCIAL SCIENCES , ACCESS , INTERNATIONAL , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , SOCIOMETRICS , TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTERS , SURVEYS , RESEARCH FACILITIES , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , INFORMATION RETRIEVAL


Subject Categories : AERODYNAMICS
      ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
      INFORMATION SCIENCE


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