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Manufacturing Technology in the 1980's: A Survey of Federal Programs and Practices


  • William A. Hetzner

    (Productivity Improvement Research, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.)

  • Louis G. Tornatzky

    (Productivity Improvement Research, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.)

  • Katherine J. Klein

    (University of Texas)


This study describes the U.S. government's role in the development of manufacturing technologies and in the transfer of manufacturing innovations to private industry. The goals, organization, technologies, methods of technology transfer, user groups, and methods of program assessment for 13 government programs in this area are described and their implications for national manufacturing innovation and productivity are discussed.

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  • William A. Hetzner & Louis G. Tornatzky & Katherine J. Klein, 1983. "Manufacturing Technology in the 1980's: A Survey of Federal Programs and Practices," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 29(8), pages 951-961, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:29:y:1983:i:8:p:951-961

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    1. Schrader, Klaus, 1990. "Einzelwirtschaftliche Wirkungen von Rüstungs- und Raumfahrtausgaben in den Vereinigten Staaten: Eine Literaturanalyse," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 1438, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    2. Scott A. Shane & Karl T. Ulrich, 2004. "50th Anniversary Article: Technological Innovation, Product Development, and Entrepreneurship in Management Science," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 50(2), pages 133-144, February.


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