Susan E. Hays

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Master of Science


This case study examines how U.S. Government (USG) policy, U.S. corporate policy, and Polish government policy affect the strategy of technology transfer of military and/or dual-use technologies in Poland. The traditional supplier/recipient relationship is explored and found to be insufficient to describe the process associated with military and/or dual-use technology transfer. An alternate model is proposed that accounts for the activities of the USG, U.S. corporations, and the Polish government. These relationships are investigated in the context of six strategies to determine the validity of the model in the case of military and/or dual-use technology transfer to Poland. The analysis provides evidence that in an increasingly globalized economy, appropriate strategies for technology transfer are critical for each participant to attain their particular objectives. Further, these strategies are influenced by intra-participant forces that shape goals and inter-participant relations that both create and inhibit opportunities to transfer technology.

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Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Logistics and Acquisition Management of the Air Force Institute of Technology