Defense Conversion Strategies (NATO Asi Series. Partnership Sub-Series 1, Disarmament Technologies, Vol 9)
Robert F., Jr Dundervill, Peter F. Gerity, Anthony K. Hyder, Lawrence H. Luessen, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Scientific Affairs Division, NATO Advanced Study Institute on Defense Conversion StrategiesISBN: 0792343646;
The world situation has witnessed dramatic changes in the recent past and defense-related science and technology are coming under increasing pressure to demonstrate their ability to contribute added value to national and international economies. But defense conversion is complicated by the absence of tested principles and there is no formal training to facilitate the conversion process. As a result, such factors as long-term implications for defense together with a broad range of issues related to economic, political and social questions are not being adequately addressed. Governments and industries are searching for optimum strategies to guide the defense conversion process without benefit of either historical precedents as models or a complete understanding of the process itself. The present book identifies and studies the elements of successful defense conversion strategies through a systematic analysis of the factors influencing them and the common features of specific national...
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