Influence of Government Policy on Technology Acquisition and Utilization

  • Fred Y. Phillips


Through the 1980s and 1990s, or so it seemed, high technology firms doubted the relevance of the federal policy making process, and spent far less on lobbying than other, more traditional industries. Legislators and regulators, in return, seemed to register high technology as no more than a blip on the radar horizon. Whether that was perception or reality, the Microsoft antitrust decision of 2000 focused Silicon Valley’s eyes on Washington, and lawmakers’ attention on high tech. Non-defense technology was an issue in 2000, for the first time, in a presidential election, and microelectronics executives are becoming proactive, rather than reactive, on legislation, court proceedings, and agency regulation.


Technology Transfer World Trade Organization Small Business Innovation Research European Patent Convention Technology Acquisition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred Y. Phillips
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  1. 1.Department of Management in Science and TechnologyOregon Graduate Institute of Science and TechnologyBeavertonUSA

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