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dc.contributor.advisorCreighton, John W.
dc.contributor.authorDulude, Edward Paul
dc.contributor.authorLoessin, Michael Martin
dc.dateSeptember 1981
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-20T00:17:09Z
dc.date.available2012-11-20T00:17:09Z
dc.date.issued1981-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/20633
dc.description.abstractTechnology transfer efforts conducted by the National Forest Service since 1972 provide the base for this work. Problem areas, as identified by the Forest Service, include an inability to acceptably institutionalize technology transfer processes throughout its system and a concomitant hesitancy for technology transfer processing to become an integral part of daily operations. The problems are examined, using an organization development approach, by applying a model which breaks down the Forest Service organization into several major subcomponents. The subcomponents comprising the model are: People, Structure, Technology, Communications, Tasks and Goals, and Environment. An analysis is then conducted to determine the measure of "fit" among the various subcomponents in terms of their contributions to or hindrance of the technology transfer effort. The conclusion identified perceived weaknesses in the subcomponents of Structure and Communications, and a recommendation is proposed identifying a method of establishing a more viable communication/responsibility network through which technology transfer processes may flow.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis thesis was prepared in conjunction with research supported in part by the Technology Transfer Group, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/anorganizationde1094520633
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshManagementen_US
dc.titleAn organization development approach to technology transfer in the National Forest Serviceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderJolly, J. A.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Administrative Science
dc.subject.authorNational Forest Serviceen_US
dc.subject.authorTechnology transferen_US
dc.subject.authorOrganization developmenten_US
dc.subject.authorPeopleen_US
dc.subject.authorStructureen_US
dc.subject.authorCommunicationsen_US
dc.subject.authorTasksen_US
dc.subject.authorGoalsen_US
dc.subject.authorTechnologyen_US
dc.subject.authorEnvironmenten_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-54-81-010
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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