Systems Approach to Appropriate Technology Transfer

Systems Approach to Appropriate Technology Transfer

Proceedings of the IFAC Symposium, Vienna, Austria, 21-23 March 1983

1st Edition - January 1, 1983

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  • Editor: P. Fleissner
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146942

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Systems Approach to Appropriate Technology Transfer is a collection of selected papers presented at the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Symposium, held in Vienna, Austria. The objective of the symposium is to analyze the transfer process of technologies by using the systems approach and gather insights that can be used for the enhancement of future transfer programs. The book is a rich presentation of articles and research papers from scientists and engineers from all over the world, and is composed of introductory, technical discussion, and round table discussion papers. The introductory papers give insights to the concepts of technology transfer, systems approach, and use of appropriate technologies. The technical discussions touch on technology transfer in selected fields, energy technologies, flexible manufacturing systems, information and communication, social and educational aspects, and case studies. The four round table discussions focus on the application of technologies to support small-scale enterprises and users’ participation; appropriate technology transfer on microelectronics; policies and strategies for appropriate technology transfer; and the impact of informatics on technology transfer. The text will appeal to computer scientists, engineers, policymakers, and students of information technology.

Table of Contents

  • Introductory Papers

    Seeking an Appropriate Technology

    The Contribution of IFAC to the Technology Transfer in the Field of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

    The Causes, Conditions and Patterns of Appropriate Technology: "An Attempt of Explanation and Description by Means of System-Analytical Macro-Approach"

    Technology Transfer: Some Systematic Views

    An Integrated Systems Approach to Appropriate Technology Transfer

    Comments on Technology Transfer

    Session 1 - Technology Transfer in Selected Fields

    Information Technology and Developing Countries

    Topological View on the National Information Environment - A Systems Approach to the Global Information Revolution

    Flexible Manufacturing Systems and Their Impact on Brazilian Society

    Session 2 - Case Studies

    On Transferring Microelectronics Technology Internationally: Brazil's Case

    Rurban (Rural - Urban) Communities: An Appropriate Technology for the Settlement of Migrants and Slum-Area Dwellers in Brazil

    An Empirical Analysis of Technology Transfer in Southern Italian Industry

    Session 3 - Flexible Manufacturing Systems

    Some Thoughts of Appropriate Technology Transfer

    An Appropriate Technology Transfer for Chinese Machine-Building Industry - Application of Microelectronics

    A New Approach to Flexible Automation of Large Systems

    Metrological Infrastructure as a Basic Means for Appropriate Transfer and Use of Technology

    Is the "Micro-Electronics" an Appropriate Technology for the Developing Countries?

    Session 4 - Energy Technologies

    Transfer of Technology Problems of Electrical Energy Utilization in Developing Countries

    On Resources of Energy in Egypt with a View to Future Demand

    Technology Transfer in the Energy Field for Water and Soil Conservation

    Computation in Irrigation Engineering

    Operation and Maintenance Training of the Staff during the Commissioning Phase of an Oil Fired Steam Power Station in the United Arab Emirates

    Session 5 - Information and Communication

    Appropriate Telecommunications Technology for Rural Development in Africa

    Technology Transfer in the Computer Systems Field

    The Information Revolution and Its Societal Implications

    Session 6 - Economic, Social and Educational Aspects

    Some Ideas about the Use of System Approach for Technology Development

    Industry Specialization and Technology Transfer as Approaches to Restructuring Philippine-Japan Foreign Trade

    Need Specification for Developing Countries

    Experimental Microcomputer-SITRAIN 701 for Application Oriented Training of Engineers by Way of Example of a Digital Control

    Examples of Technologies Applicable for Developing Countries

    Appropriate Definition of Information Processing Capital

    Conclusion and Recommendation

    Author Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 220
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1983
  • Published: January 1, 1983
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146942

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P. Fleissner

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