Technology Unbound

Technology Unbound

Transferring Scientific and Engineering Resources from Defense to Civilian Purposes

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Author: Steven R. Rivkin
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483184203

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Technology Unbound: Transferring Scientific and Engineering Resources from Defense to Civilian Purposes talks about the reallocation of U.S. military resources for use in the civilian sector. The title analyzes implications of the resource adjustment to the U.S. economy. The text first covers the interplay between science, military, and economy. In the second chapter, the selection deals with the impact of the resource reallocation to industries, communities, scientists, and engineers. The next chapter details the needs of the U.S. civilian sector. The last chapter presents the prospects for adjustment. The book will be of great interest to military and government officials, economists, and political scientists.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword



    I. Science, Defense and the American Economy

    1. Defense and the Economy

    2. Science and Defense

    3. American Experience with Defense Conversion

    4. The Market for Science

    II. Problems of Adjustment

    1. The Impact on Industries

    (a.) Diversification within Defense and Defense-Related Fields

    (b.) New Problem Areas

    (c.) New Product Development

    2. The Impact on Scientists and Engineers

    3. The Impact on Communities

    III. Technology Unbound: The Needs and Opportunities

    1. Improving the Urban Environment

    2. Modernizing the Nation's Transportation

    3. Meeting Health Needs

    4. Protecting the Environment

    5. Meteorology and Oceanography

    6. Space

    7. The Context for Innovation

    IV. The Prospects for Adjustment


Product details

  • No. of pages: 116
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483184203

About the Author

Steven R. Rivkin

About the Editors

R Brown

G. Chandler

Affiliations and Expertise

Canberra, Australia

W. A. Davis

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