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Main Title Incentives for Research and Development in Pest Control. Volume I.
Author Wechsler, Alfred E. ; Harrison, Joan E. ; Burg, Alan ; Gibbons, Donald ; Perwak., Joanne ;
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, Mass.;National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C. Experimental Technology Incentives Program.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Pesticide Programs.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-68-01-3133; EPA/540/9-77/008;
Stock Number PB-265 417
Additional Subjects Research and development ; Pest control ; Pesticides ; Incentives ; National government ; Economic factors ; Environments ; Toxicology ; Objectives ; Regulations ; Patents ; Public health ; Hazardous materials ; Insect control ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-265 417 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 138p
The program identified, developed, and evaluated incentives (externally applied influences) that the federal government can offer to reduce barriers to innovation and thereby encourage the continued development of pest control methods by industry. The history of pest control innovation was analyze, and influences on current decision-making concerning industrial pesticide R&D were studied to provide background for the development of incentives. Then, 64 preliminary incentive ideas were devised and evaluated in accordance with a conceptual framework. These incentives were screened and ranked according to their feasibility, the acceptance by parties involved in their implementation, and their potential contribution to realizing the objectives of this program. Nine particularly promising incentive areas were developed further and evaluated in several possible future scenarios.