GOVERNMENT-INDUSTRY COST-SHARED CONTRACTS

Government-industry cost-sharing is defined as basic research, applied research, and development projects in which the costs and efforts are shared by both parties (not necessarily equally) through specific contractual arrangements. Potentially, it is a powerful tool both for the development and the diffusion of new technology. The purpose of the study was to find, identify, and describe all of the government-industry cost-shared basic research, applied research, and development contracts for the five fiscal years of 1969 through 1973 in the six Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, HEW, Interior, Labor, and Transportation. After the contracts were found and identified, interviews were conducted with the government Contracting Officer and the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative for each of the contracts to determine the origin and status of the government-industry relationship, the objective of the contract, the nature of the technical problem, and the results of the contractual effort. Finally, interviews were conducted with a selected sample of the industry cosponsors to obtain indications of industry's use of the results and industry's view of the efficacy of cost-sharing as an incentive to technological innovation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Manalytics, Incorporated

    625 Third Street
    San Francisco, CA  USA  94107

    National Science Foundation

    Research Applied to National Needs
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA/R-75/032
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-C-890
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM