The Information Age has dawned at the same time the global political system is in transition. High technology performance and economic productivity are converging across the major developed regions of North America, East Asia, and Europe. If U.S. economic, military, and political leadership is to continue, it must depend more on flexible adaptation to the new technical and organizational realities and less on technological dominance. The heart of this adaptation lies in the evolution of a national technology policy that emphasizes market forces and the exploitation of network linkages within and among commercial and military organizations.
About the Author
JAMES R. GOLDEN, Colonel U.S. Army, served as a senior staff economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers and presently is Professor and Head of the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His previous works include Economics of National Security (co-authored, 1983), NATO Burden Sharing (1983), and The Dynamics of Change in NATO (1984).
Table of Contents
Convergence, Global Networks, and the Productivity Cycle
Economics and National Strategy: The New Relationships
Collapse or Convergence?
Economic Systems, Networks, and the Productivity Cycle
Toward a Strategy of Cooperative Competition
Global Networks, National Systems, and Strategic Policies
U.S. Technology Policy
Military Technology Policy
A National Strategy of Cooperative Competition