Accession Number ADA584066
Title Go-to-Market Strategy: Promoting Private Sector Solutions to the Threat of Proliferation.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 47p
Personal Author B. Finlay E. Mufti N. Olson
Abstract The interconnectivity, complexity, and fluidity of global commerce suggest that the ability of governments to control the proliferation of dangerous technologies is diminishing at the very moment proliferation and other transnational criminal challenges are increasing. Privatization, outsourcing, global industrial development, and the migration of many business activities to an electronic medium are pushing sensitive items into more hands and decreasing the capacity of even well-resourced and wellintentioned governments to regulate these activities. A wide array of private sector companies from dual-use technology innovators and manufacturers, to shipping firms, investors, and the insurance and banking industries play a role in the movement of dangerous materials, limiting direct government control over the means of production and causing them, potentially, to contribute to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), knowingly or otherwise. While government regulation will remain the central element in preventing WMD proliferation and combatting other forms of transnational criminal activity, in some cases, governments are approaching the practical limits of legal restrictions and criminal enforcement of the rules. Developing government and private sector partnerships is widely recognized to be a critical component for successful nonproliferation and counter-trafficking efforts; however, neither the government nor the expert community has systematically developed practical collaborations that go beyond threats of additional regulation. While not a panacea, self-regulation incented by the market is an under-leveraged tool in current prevention efforts.
Keywords Arms control
Collaborative techniques
Commerce
Communities
Control
Global
Industries
Limitations
Manufacturing
Marketing
Materials
Production
Sensitivity
Shipping
Strategy
Threats


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
92 - Behavior & Society
Corporate Author Stimson (Henry L.) Center, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N00244-12-1-0034

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