About The Mosaic Group

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The Mosaic Group applies a combination of foreign-area studies and technology assessment to the study of international developments in the information technologies. Since 1977, members of the group have visited or studied almost 90 countries(denoted in red on the map at the right) and all seven continents.

The Mosaic Group’s international technology research includes:

The Mosaic Group traces its origins to Princeton University, where Professor Seymour E. Goodman began studying the Soviet Union’s efforts to produce and employ computers in 1977. In 1981, Professor Goodman and a core group moved to the University of Arizona. By 1995, the Mosaic Group had expanded beyond the university to include a broad range of analysts throughout the country. The scope of research in international technology development has correspondingly expanded both geographically and topically. Group members regularly participate as invited speakers at international conferences, serve as advisors to government, industry, and academic organizations, and publish in journals such as the Communications of the Association of Computing Machinery and other professional publications.

To meet the demand for technical assessments in developing countries, the Mosaic Group constructs region-specific teams with the necessary language, cultural, and technical expertise to ensure that the research is conducted in the context of the economic, social, and political conditions of the countries of interest. Over the past two decades, the Group has received funding from more than a dozen public and private organizations.

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