A REVIEW OF THE STUDY OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC SPIN-OFFS OF DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENDITURES

Authors
  1. King, P.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
The paper, through a survey of the current defence economics literature, investigates the issues surrounding spin-offs from defence R & D. Attention is focused on socio-economic impacts. The paper first examines conceptual and theoretical issues, which include the various definitions for spin-offs, the broader socio-economic spin-offs, and R & D data. The empirical and measurement issues are then discussed. These include the various methods for measuring the extent and effects of defence R & D spin-offs. Important issues not directly related to the definition or measurement of spin-offs are also discussed. These indirect concerns are the barriers to spin-offs, and the effect of R & D expenditures on other R & D expenditures. Lastly, those defence R & D with the potential for greater socio-economic benefits are examined. TRUNCATED
Report Number
ORAE-PR-607 — Project Report
Date of publication
15 Aug 1992
Number of Pages
53
DSTKIM No
92-03580
CANDIS No
126942
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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