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Title: Managing the flow of technology: technology transfer and the dissemination of technological information within the R and D organization

Abstract

The end product of a decade of empirical study into communication behavior among technologists, this book gives a comprehensive view of the management of technical information. It attempts a unifying, systemic approach, unlike its predecessors in the field in which findings were not integrated into a more-complete presentation of the communication process in science or technology. Most important, the study shows how human and organizational systems can be restructured in order to bring about better person-to-person contact. Professor Allen offers models to describe organization and communication and to predict the relationships among the variables. Chapter 1 introduces a distinction between the scientist and the technologist, whose differences in orientation have profound implications. Chapter 2 describes the research on which the book is based. Chapter 3 is an overview of the communication system in technology. Chapter 4 discusses the acquisition of technological information by the research and development organization. After the discussion in Chapter 5 of the need to promote communication and how it can be met, Chapter 6 returns to the topic of information acquisition and expands on it. Chapters 7 to 9 talk about how an organization's structure, and even its architecture and office layout, affect information dissemination. Chaptermore » 10 offers a conclusion.« less

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OSTI Identifier:
7100210
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; INFORMATION; MANAGEMENT; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; COMMUNICATIONS; BEHAVIOR; DATA ACQUISITION; ENERGY MODELS; 290500* - Energy Planning & Policy- Research, Development, Demonstration, & Commercialization; 990300 - Information Handling

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Allen, T.J. Managing the flow of technology: technology transfer and the dissemination of technological information within the R and D organization. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Allen, T.J. Managing the flow of technology: technology transfer and the dissemination of technological information within the R and D organization. United States.
Allen, T.J. 1977. "Managing the flow of technology: technology transfer and the dissemination of technological information within the R and D organization". United States. doi:.
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