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St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Company, 1994. Update of the 1991 edition. Wraps. xviii, 71,  pages. Wraps. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Prepared for the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. Federal Laboratory Consortium Special Reports Series No. 1. Technology transfer, also called transfer of technology, is the process of transferring technology from the places and in groups of its origination to wider distribution among more people and places. It occurs along various axes: among universities, from universities to businesses, from large businesses to smaller ones, from governments to businesses, across borders, both formally and informally, and both openly and surreptitiously. It occurs by concerted effort to share skills, knowledge, technologies, methods of manufacturing, samples of manufacturing, and facilities among governments or universities and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users who then further develop the technology into new products, processes, applications, materials, or services. It is closely related to knowledge transfer. Horizontal transfer is the movement of technologies from one area to another.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1998. First MIT Press Paperback Edition, Third Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xiv, 277,  pages. Tables. Name written in black on bottom edge. Ink mark and crease on page 82. Some wear and soiling. Includes Foreword, Preface, Notes, Index, and About the Author. Chapters include The Challenge; The Cold War Defense Industry; Growing Foreign Involvement; Initial Post-Cold War Developments; Prior Lessons of Industrial Conversion; The Best Structure for the Twenty-First Century; A Few Defense-Unique Plants; Current Barriers to Integration; A Three-Part Transformation Strategy; Technological Leadership; The Critical Work Force; and Achieving Civil/Military Integration. Author of two widely read books on the defense industry, Jacques Gansler takes a hard look at the need to convert the industry from an inefficient and non-competitive part of the U.S. economy to an integrated, civilian/military operation. He defines the challenges, especially the influence of old-line defense interests, and presents examples of restructuring. He concludes by outlining sixteen specific actions for achieving civil/military integration. As a researcher, Dr. Gansler focused on national security and ensuring the country had a world class and affordable defense industry. His contributions to academia came after a remarkable career in defense. Jack Gansler served as the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. As the third ranking civilian at the Pentagon from 1997 to 2001, Dr. Gansler was responsible for research and development, acquisition reform, advanced technology, the defense industry and several security programs over his career.