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Offset Policy in the Process of Technology Transfer: An Analysis in the Context of Brazilian Public Health

Version 1 : Received: 24 August 2018 / Approved: 24 August 2018 / Online: 24 August 2018 (05:45:03 CEST)

How to cite: Gomes, M.; Kovaleski, J.; Pagani, R.; Zammar, G. Offset Policy in the Process of Technology Transfer: An Analysis in the Context of Brazilian Public Health. Preprints 2018, 2018080425 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201808.0425.v1). Gomes, M.; Kovaleski, J.; Pagani, R.; Zammar, G. Offset Policy in the Process of Technology Transfer: An Analysis in the Context of Brazilian Public Health. Preprints 2018, 2018080425 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201808.0425.v1).

Abstract

This research aimed, within the scope of the anthropotechnological approach, analyze the technology transfer, performed via the offset policy in the field of public health, called the Radiotherapy Expansion Plan, from the Health Ministry. The objective of this policy is to create and improve accredited organizations, concerning the oncological treatment, specifically in the insertion of radiotherapeutic equipment. This process is divided into two stages: the insertion of the radiotherapy equipment, and the compensations provided for in the commercial agreement. To meet this purpose, the research started from understanding the theoretical and methodological approaches of the fields of study of anthropotechnology, technology transfer and offset policy. In this sense, there was used the methodological strategy of the case study, supported by applied research, with a qualitative and exploratory approach. External and internal environments of a specific situation were analyzed, located in the State of Paraná, which received the radiotherapy equipment. It was verified that the initiatives of insertion of radiotherapeutic equipment in the context of the Expansion Plan have undergone numerous confrontations, inserted in the contextual and organizational particularities that affect its development and effectiveness. There are challenges that require responses from a set of organizations involved, in order to implement the trade agreement established by the offset policy, highlighting the first stage as a process of technology transfer. Thus, the situation located in the State of Paraná consistently consolidated the insertion of the radiotherapy equipment. It allowed its disclosure as a reference situation, and based on the dimensions and indicators analysis provided by anthropotechnology, made possible the comprehensionof the technology transfer involved in the process.

Subject Areas

technology transfer; anthropotechnology; offset policy

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