Facilitating information sharing across the international space community : lessons from behavioral sciences / Kirsten M. Keller, Douglas Yeung, Dave Baiocchi, William Welser IV.

Author
Keller, Kirsten M. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2013]
  • ©2013
Description
xiii, 20 pages ; 28 cm.

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Summary note
An increasing number of countries and organizations have realized the advantages of space-based assets. A handful of countries can launch their own unmanned orbital missions, while others have relied on partnerships with other countries to launch their payloads. In addition, private companies are working to provide the public and private sectors with additional spacelift capacity. Increasing space activities, however, have also increased both the number of operational satellites and the amount of space debris. The latter, in particular, has renewed interest among such entities as the U.S. military and private spaceflight companies in reducing future debris populations using political and technical means. But doing this effectively requires these diverse space organizations to share information that has traditionally been treated as proprietary or sensitive. This report examines some of the behavioral and psychological barriers that may prevent diverse entities from sharing data and processes more freely and suggests ways the U.S. Air Force might be able to overcome them to encourage the information sharing that will help the community as a whole address the growing space congestion problem.
Notes
"RAND Project Air Force."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 17-20).
Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Objective and methodology
  • Barriers to information sharing
  • Cooperative motives in a competitive environment
  • Trust
  • Knowledge as a public good
  • Cross-cultural differences
  • The role of individual perceptions
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Recommendations
  • Additional considerations.
ISBN
  • 9780833076946 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 0833076949 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
Tech. report no.
RAND/TR-1255-AF
LCCN
2013012884
OCLC
835951636
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