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Information Technology and Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion: Exploring the Intermediary‐End User Interface in a Policy Framework

Thomas E. Pinelli (Associate editor for research for the journal Technical Communication)
Rebecca O. Barclay (Research associate with the NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project and teaches technical and professional communications)
Ann P. Bishop (Assistant professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign)
John M. Kennedy (Principal investigator of the NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project and director of the Indiana University Center for Survey Research)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Article publication date: 1 February 1992

Abstract

Federal attempts to stimulate technological innovation have been unsuccessful because of the application of an inappropriate policy framework that lacks conceptual and empirical knowledge of the process of technological innovation and fails to acknowledge the relationship between knowledge production, transfer, and use as equally important components of the process of knowledge diffusion. This article argues that the potential contributions of high‐speed computing and networking systems will be diminished unless empirically derived knowledge about the information‐seeking behavior of the members of the social system is incorporated into a new policy framework. Findings from the NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project are presented in support of this assertion.

Citation

Pinelli, T.E., Barclay, R.O., Bishop, A.P. and Kennedy, J.M. (1992), "Information Technology and Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion: Exploring the Intermediary‐End User Interface in a Policy Framework", Internet Research, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 31-49. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb047258

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