The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 18, Issue 1–2, pp 84–90 | Cite as

The utilization of technology assistance by small manufacturers

  • John Masten
  • Bruce Hartmann


This paper examines the extent to which small manufacturers in the Nashville metropolitan area have installed the latest technology and used external public and private sources of technical information. A mail survey of 404 manufacturing firms was conducted with 123 firms responding. Results indicate that small manufacturers in Nashville need technological assistance and that the existing assistance network (e.g., federal and state assistance agencies) is not effectively serving this need.


Economic Growth Metropolitan Area Industrial Organization Technical Information Technology Management 
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  • John Masten
  • Bruce Hartmann

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