Technology for Underdeveloped Areas

Technology for Underdeveloped Areas

An Annotated Bibliography

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Author: Jack Baranson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483164342

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Technology for Underdeveloped Areas: An Annotated Bibliography focuses on the functional aspects of technology, including the economic criteria of choice, the institutional requisite for transmittal, and the cultural constraints upon proficiency. This book discusses the relevant concepts, provides specific examples of products and systems required by developing economies, and indicates organizational approaches to adapting advantageous technology. Organized into five parts, this book starts with an overview of the most comprehensive statements on the criteria of choice for developing economies. This text then examines the concept of scarcity, which is essential to questions of technological optima in the areas of investment returns, trade specializations, and growth rates. Other chapters consider the general problems encountered by developing economies in the world. This book discusses as well the changes in corporate and economic policies to enhance technological efficiency. The final chapter analyzes the difficulties encountered by international corporations trying to transplant industrial techniques. Social scientists, economists, and engineers will find this book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Remarks upon the Bibliography

    Part I. Economic Aspects

    Choice of Techniques and Factor Proportions

    Growth Models

    Trade Aspects

    Part II. Socio-cultural Influences on Technology

    Impact upon Equipment and Product Design

    Impact of Customs and Ideology on Industrial Proficiency

    Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Part III. Products and Systems

    Product and Systems

    Concepts and Techniques in Creative Design

    Industrial Techniques and Equipment


    Chemicals and Fibers

    Resources and Power


    Education and Communication Media


    Fertility Problem

    Village Technologies


    Part IV. Institutional Arrangements

    National Programs

    Training Technologists

    World Transmittal Systems

    Role of Foreign Enterprise

    Part V. Additional Bibliography

    Additional Items

    Author Index

    Title Index

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  • No. of pages: 90
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483164342

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Jack Baranson

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