Integration of Science and Technology with Development

Integration of Science and Technology with Development

Caribbean and Latin American Problems in the Context of the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editors: D. Babatunde Thomas, Miguel S. Wionczek
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483279305

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Integration of Science and Technology with Development: Caribbean and Latin American Problems in the Context of the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development discusses the science and technology (S&T) problems in developing countries of the Western hemisphere. This book is organized into five part encompassing 20 chapters. The five parts deal with the issues arising from the basic propositions of the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD), such as the problems involving building up S&T capability, infrastructure and technology transfer, technological problems in the Caribbean. Other issues discussed include the science and technology policies in Latin America, and the UNCSTD symposium preparations. The book ends with a presentation of a brief debate on the topics of research on science and technology in Latin America and the Caribbean, and with a report of the Symposium.

Table of Contents


  • Introduction

    Part I Problems Involved in Building Science and Technology Capability

    Chapter 1 Building Scientific and Technological Capabilities in LDCs - A Survey of Some Economic Development Issues

    Chapter 2 Building National Scientific and Technological Research Capability in the Context of Underdevelopment

    Chapter 3 Science, Technology, and Education The Problem of Human Resources

    Part II Infrastructure and Technology Transfer

    Chapter 4 Preinvestment Work and Engineering as Links Between Supply and Demand of Knowledge

    Chapter 5 Multinational Corporations and the Transfer of Technology

    Chapter 6 Do Multinational Corporations Really Transfer Technology?

    Part III Technological Problems in the Caribbean

    Chapter 7 Intermediate Technology and the Modernization of Anglophone Caribbean States

    Chapter 8 Commercialization of Technology and Dependent Underdevelopment - Some Current Issues and Future Policies

    Chapter 9 Caribbean Petrochemical Technology: Theory, Policy and A Case Study

    Part IV Science and Technology Policies in Latin America

    Chapter 10 Organization of Scientific and Technological Development in Latin America

    Chapter 11 National Science and Technology Councils in Latin America: Achievement and Failures of the First Ten Years

    Chapter 12 Science and Technology Planning in LDCs

    Chapter 13 Science and Technology Policies in Latin America - Against a Holistic Approach

    Chapter 14 Science and Technology Planning on a Regional Basis - The Central American Case

    Chapter 15 Science and Technology Planning Problems in Small Caribbean Countries

    Chapter 16 Science and Technology Planning Problems in a Large Circum-Caribbean Country (Mexico)

    Part V The U.N. Conference on Science and Technology for Development

    Chapter 17 Will the UNCSTD Break Through the Action Barrier?

    Chapter 18 Predictable Failures of the UNCSTD

    Chapter 19 Uncertain Prospects for the UNCSTD - Three Major Underlying Issues

    Chapter 20 Summary

    Index

    About the Editors and Contributors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 292
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483279305

About the Editors

D. Babatunde Thomas

Miguel S. Wionczek

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