Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS)

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Spring 2015


I am presenting a new theoretical model that builds upon established policy theory in order to improve understanding of policy development as it relates to new technologies. The Tri-Force Technology Policy Model has been designed to help guide innovators in their quest for policy that reflects an understanding of current technological progress and encourages technological development. The model improves upon previous models by recognizing the inherent conflict present when the dominance of old technologies is challenged by innovation, and recognizes the tendency of people and organizations to act out of self-interest.