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NCJ Number: 162367 Find in a Library
Title: International Espionage for Commercial Advantage
Author(s): D B Bobrow; R T Kudrle
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Sale Source: University of Pittsburgh
Matthew B. Ridgeway Ctr for International Security Studies
4G23 Forbes Quadrangle
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This essay stresses the importance of framing industrial espionage in terms of the realities of the global economy and not principally as an extension of international conflict into new arenas.
Abstract: The authors contend that policy considerations pertinent to industrial espionage go well beyond narrow ones about the ways countries should spy on each other or prevent others from spying on their national public and private sectors. A more comprehensive view calls for addressing ways to foster international conventions, the harmonization of national practices, and laws to control and minimize government-sponsored industrial espionage. The authors believe a nationalist approach to dealing with industrial espionage will become increasingly nonviable for major industrial states. The discussion of industrial espionage encompasses concepts and policy considerations related to intellectual property, espionage and counterespionage for commercial advantage, economic intelligence and security, differences among countries and industrial firms, and unilateral and multilateral actions to prevent industrial espionage. 95 references and 5 endnotes
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Crime specific countermeasures; Economic analysis of crime; Foreign crime prevention; Industrial espionage; Industrial fraud; Industrial security; Intelligence acquisition; International cooperation
Note: Ridgway Viewpoints, No. 95-2
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