The Impact of Telecommunications Technologies on Informal Communication in Science and Engineering—Research Needs and Opportunities

  • C. Ganz
  • J. D. Goldhar
Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 6)


Over the last fifteen years, there has been increased interest in the storage, dissemination, and use of scientific and technical information. In looking for ways to increase the rate at which scientific knowledge accumulates and innovation progresses, science policy makers have supported an extensive body of research aimed at reducing the costs of information transfer and improving the timeliness of information available to the scientist and engineer. Technology-based advances in computer-controlled printing, machine-indexing, micro-reproduction, remote computer access, time-sharing, and cathode displays have been and are increasing the efficiency of the information-handling procedures used by scientific and technical professionals.


Innovation Process Information Transfer Formal Channel Interpersonal Communication Informal Communication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Ganz
    • 1
  • J. D. Goldhar
    • 1
  1. 1.National Science FoundationUSA

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