EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Federal Government Role in the Development of the American Software Industry: An Assessment

Richard Langlois () and David C. Mowery
Additional contact information
David C. Mowery: University of California, Berkeley

Industrial Organization from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper is an interpretive history of federal support for the American software industry from its beginnings through the 1980s. As in other high-technology cases, federal _ especially defense-related _ support for software was crucial early in the technology's development, but the flow of spillovers quickly began to reverse as military needs diverged from those of a burgeoning commercial market. The case of software differs from those of other high-technology industries, however, in the specific nature and evolution of military-civilian spillovers within software as well as in the role of federally funded university research within the industry's development.

JEL-codes: L (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 84 pages
Date: 1995-03-16
Note: 84 pages. To appear in David C. Mowery, ed., The International Computer Software Industry: A Comparative Study of Industrial Evolution and Structure. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (5) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://econwpa.ub.uni-muenchen.de/econ-wp/io/papers/9503/9503001.pdf (application/pdf)
https://econwpa.ub.uni-muenchen.de/econ-wp/io/papers/9503/9503001.ps.gz (application/postscript)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:9503001

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Industrial Organization from University Library of Munich, Germany
Bibliographic data for series maintained by EconWPA ().

 
Page updated 2022-08-17
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:9503001