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dc.contributor.advisor John Van Maanen. en_US
dc.contributor.author Corzine, Andy Robert, 1970- en_US
dc.contributor.other Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-06T16:33:33Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-06T16:33:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/49776
dc.description Thesis (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, 2009. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 72-74). en_US
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, I argue that accelerating government research and development (R&D) with private financing could simultaneously improve the nation's war fighting readiness and economy. I submit that better utilization of United States Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories through alternative acquisition and development strategies can address current inefficiencies. I also suggest that public-private partnerships (PPPs) provide an opportunity to improve the nation's "technological innovation system." For-profit industries have much different business and funding models than the DoD. Entrepreneurial enterprises for bringing new technologies to the market abound. The questions addressed here are two-fold: (1) How can the business models and funding techniques from the private sector be effectively applied to a government organization such as the Naval Weapons and Armaments Center of Excellence (NWA CoE); and (2) Can a generalized and repeatable process in this domain be identified? I present a case for alternative financing for government R&D and I suggest that the NWA CoE is poised to experiment in this realm. I list many benefits of PPPs, but note that motivating Venture Capitalists or other non-traditional investors in government technology development efforts is a critical but challenging factor. I outline specific recommendations that NWA CoE management could implement in the near-term. With respect to a more generalized and repeatable process in the broader government domain, I suggest some long term recommendations. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Andy R. Corzine. en_US
dc.format.extent 75 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.title Accelerating government R&D with private financing en_US
dc.title.alternative Accelerating government research & development with private financing en_US
dc.title.alternative Accelerating government research and development with private financing en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.B.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 457065402 en_US


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