The scope, characteristics, and functions of transportation are reviewed to define the structure of technology needs. The impact on technology supply of the independence or disjointedness of technology components-guideways, equipment, and operations procedures-is then investigated. Each technology component shapes its technology supply stream; technology options are limited to those compatible with component suppy streams. System interdependence reinforces the disjointedness of components. Railroad research and test activities and technology-sharing strategies are compared to the structure of technology supply and needs. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-5
  • Monograph Title: Technology Transfer, the Research Process, and Creating a Productive Environment
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  • Accession Number: 00315334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029937
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM