By R. Bitzinger, Haris Vlavianos
The proliferation of complex militarily correct applied sciences within the Asia-Pacific during the last few a long time has been an important, and maybe even alarming, improvement. This quantity addresses how such applied sciences may well impact army services and army virtue within the region.
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11 The starting point for a technology policy should be an overarching direction and relationship for what position that is desired vis-à-vis the relevant parts of the environment—given the limitations of the accessible resources (ﬁnancial, organizational, and competence-wise). It is thus not meaningful to formulate a policy that is not realistic. For a national government, or its armed forces, the technology policy strives to take a comprehensive view in order to reach positive effects that otherwise might be overlooked.
Murray and Millett (1996) op cit. 19. I want to acknowledge with thanks the thoughts of Andrew Burton on this point. 20. See Grissom (2006) op cit for a review of the work of Posen; Rosen; Murray and Millet; Pierce and others. 21. Huston, L. and Sakkab, N. (2006) “Connect and develop: inside Procter & Gamble’s new model for innovation,” Harvard Business Review (March): 58–66. 22. Chesbrough, H. (2003) Open Innovation, Harvard Business School Press: Boston. 23. M. A. (1990) “Absorptive capacity: a new perspective on learning and innovation,” Administrative Science Quarterly, 35 (1): 128–152.
Defense R&D remains important for the development of certain defensespeciﬁc technologies and knowledge but, more broadly, the defense innovation system has grown isolated from civil technology developments as a consequence of economic and technological change. Many (most) of the emerging technologies identiﬁed as potentially important to defense are not of defense origin but are emerging from commercial R&D activity taking place in civilian sectors, SMEs and start-ups and in universities throughout the world.