| || Technology transfer and technology management in strategic systems
Author : Salwan, Prashant
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:55(2) ; 2005 ; pp 141-148
Subject : 658 Management Sciences
Keywords : Technology transfer ;Knowledge economy;Technology management;National security;Product development
Abstract : In a knowledge-based economy, the issues of technology transfer and management of technology, especially in sensitive strategic industries, are of major concern. The transfer of technology is a complex multidisciplinary area of technology management involving technology transfers from overseas developing agencies and internal technology transfers. Technology is a combination of four basic components_facilities, abilities, facts, and frameworks. It cannot be created or transformed without proper technology climate. Such a climate includes research and development organisations, the industry, and the users. Management of a major weapon system, from development through production, requires effective administration and coordination of many activities. The transition process is a continuum of interrelated and interdependent activities and is impacted by activities that are not done in the early design and testing. Judicious transfer of technology/technology master plans at national level, balancing resources versus national security interests, are the only answers to the challenges of the emerging new technological imperialism.