Criteria for Selecting Appropriate Technologies under Different Cultural, Technical and Social Conditions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080244556, 9781483104522

Criteria for Selecting Appropriate Technologies under Different Cultural, Technical and Social Conditions

1st Edition

Proceedings of the IFAC Symposium Bari, Italy, 21-23 May 1979

Editors: A. De Giorgio C. Roveda
eBook ISBN: 9781483104522
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 320
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Criteria for Selecting Appropriate Technologies under Different Cultural, Technical and Social Conditions covers the Proceedings of the IFAC symposium held in Bari-Italy on May 21-23, 1979.
The book starts by presenting general introductory survey papers, including topics on the problem of appropriate technology, the redirection of technology, industrialization in developing countries, and proper technology transfer, and technical papers on general criteria. The text also tackles papers about the application of the social cost-benefit analysis to the problem of choosing among alternative production processes; economic evaluation of alternative techniques; and some social consequences of technology development in Europe. Case studies on microelectronics and survey and technical papers on infrastructure planning are also described. The book further deals with papers on human, social and educational factors that impact technological transfer and innovation, as well as the dynamics of technology transfer under different cultural, technical, and social conditions. The text is invaluable to engineers.

Table of Contents

Opening Session

General Introductory Survey Papers

The Problem of Appropriate Technology

The Redirection of Technology

Industrialization in Developing Countries

Technology Transfer: What to Transfer

Technical Papers on General Criteria

Thinking about Appropriate Technology

Technology Transfer in the Italian Mezzogiorno: A Multicriteria Evaluation Method for Priority Assessment

The Dubiousness of Assessing Appropriateness: Empirical Evidence

Session 2. Economic Factors and Case Studies

Survey Papers

Application of Cost-Benefit Analysis to Choice of Technique

Techo-Economic Consideration Concerning Appropriate Technologies

Technical Papers

Economic Evaluation of Alternative Techniques: An Illustrative Case

Development Indices and Actual Benefits of World Models

A Land Use Model for Evaluating Appropriate Production Technology in Ashanti, Ghana

Main Problems to Transport Software Technologies to Developing Countries

Some Social Consequences of the Technology Development in Europe

Session 3. Microelectronics: Case Studies

Appropriate Informatics Technology

Experience in Making and Using Robots

Microcomputers: The Key to an Easy and Peaceful Transition to 20th Century Expertise by the Third World

Session 4. Infrastructures

Survey Papers

The Design of an Infrastructure for Technology Transfer in Southern Italy -Role of Regional Institutions

Planning of Infrastructures for Developing Countries

Technical Papers

Proposal for Implementation of Technology Centers

Organizational Systems for Technology Transfer

The Partnership Spirit between Buyers and Sellers of Technology

The Selection of Appropriate Technology for the Ghanaian Entrepreneur

The Choice of Technology in the Chemical and Process Industries

Technology Assessment and Decision-Aid Utility Analysis in Fossil Fuel-to-Fuel ConversionF

Appropriate Technologies Selection and Development through Community Polytechnics

Session 5. Human, Social and Educational Factors

Survey Papers

A Confluence of Feedback Loops in Social and Educational Structure

Expected Global Needs in the 21st Century for Qualified Engineers Both

Technical Papers

Appropriate Technologies and Development: The Role of Training within the Process of Technological Innovation

Toward an Operational Definition of Appropriate Technology Some Considerations of Theory and Practice

Cultural Discontinuities: Their Effect on Technology Transfer and Development

Place of Automatic Control in a Model for Successful Technology Transfer

A Normative Approach for Pragmatic Selection of Appropriate Technologies in Less Developed Countries

Reality, Ideality and Morality: Criteria for Technology Adoption in Rural Communities

The Systems Analysis Approach to the Educational Problem in Technological Transfer

Education and Training Schemes for the Promotion of Appropriate Skills

Closing Session

Synthesis Papers

The Dynamics of Technology Transfer under Different Cultural, Technical and Social Conditions

Author Index


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