Public-private partnership in the transfer of technology to human service programs by Ruth A. Bruer

dc.contributor.authorBruer, Ruth A.en
dc.contributor.committeechairKronenberg, Philip S.en
dc.contributor.committeechairWamsley, Gary L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGoodsell, Charles T.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWhite, Orion F. Jr.en
dc.contributor.committeememberNewhouse, Janette K.en
dc.contributor.departmentPublic Administration and Public Affairsen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:21:17Zen
dc.date.adate2005-10-14en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:21:17Zen
dc.date.issued1990-04-04en
dc.date.rdate2005-10-14en
dc.date.sdate2005-10-14en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this dissertation is to describe the transfer of a specific technology to a program intended to benefit a segment of the older population. The study interprets the implications of this transfer process for human service programs responsive to the public interest. This provides a lucrative realm for examining the process as an outgrowth of public-private partnerships. Analysis of a partnership in five case studies illustrates the dynamics between nonprofit and for-profit organizations and potential tensions related to differing goals, means, and values. Theoretical grounding draws on relevant organization theory that guides the consideration of prominent concepts, such as responsiveness to the public and the potential for cooptation of public goals in public-private organizational partnerships. With this as a base, the dissertation provides implications for the development of theory on technology transfer in the delivery of human services.en
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
dc.format.extentvii, 264 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-10142005-135738en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-10142005-135738/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/39895en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V856_1990.B784.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 22471252en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1990.B784en
dc.subject.lcshOlder people -- Services for -- Technological innovations -- United Statesen
dc.subject.lcshPrivatization -- United Statesen
dc.subject.lcshSocial service -- United Statesen
dc.subject.lcshTechnology transferen
dc.titlePublic-private partnership in the transfer of technology to human service programs by Ruth A. Brueren
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Administration and Public Affairsen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
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