Dual-use and conversion of military-related R&D in Germany

Bogdanoski, Mitko and Nikolov, Elenior (2007) Dual-use and conversion of military-related R&D in Germany. In: International Conference “Management of Security related R&D of Defence Industrial Transformation”, 01-03 Nov 2007, Bucharest, Romania.


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Scarce resources, technological dynamics, and political pressures, combined with the converging demand profiles of civilian and military technologies, all support the recourse to a 'dual-use strategy,' whereby a technology is developed first for the civilian sector and then used for military purposes. For some planners 'dual-use' is a magic word that keeps the paths for further military-technological developments open. In Western Europe, as well as in the United States, the dual-use strategy aims at combining military interests in cheap and effective armament technologies with commercial interests in the high-tech sector. Research programs like EUREKA, ESPRIT and EUCLID have been designed as dual use from the beginning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economics and business
Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Military Academy
Depositing User: Mitko Bogdanoski
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2014 14:51
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2014 14:51
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/8837

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