ERIC Number: ED273449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep-9
Reference Count: 0
Support for Development of Electronics and Materials Technologies by the Governments of the United States, Japan, West Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
The governments of the United States, Japan, West Germany, France, and the United Kingdom each have large research and development efforts involving government agencies, universities and industry. This document provides a comparative overview of policies and programs which contribute to the development of technologies in the general area of electronics and materials. The report provides: (1) an overview of investments in science and technology in each country; (2) descriptions of how each country is organized for research and development in science and technology; (3) an overview of each government's developmental programs in electronics and materials technologies; (4) a description of government policies involving private sector research and technology; and (5) profiles of United States federal government funding in nine research areas that have been targeted by the Japanese government as high-risk, requiring large investments of time and money. Included is a section which describes the methodologies used to collect the data for this report. (TW)
Descriptors: Ceramics, Electronics, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Industry, International Relations, International Trade, Metallurgy, Policy, Research and Development, Research Methodology, Research Utilization, School Business Relationship, Technological Advancement
U.S. General Accounting Office, Document Handling and Information Services Facility, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (1-5 copies free, additional copies $3.25).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.