Technology Transfer and Change in the Arab World - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080224350, 9781483188317

Technology Transfer and Change in the Arab World

1st Edition

The Proceedings of a Seminar of the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia organized by the Natural Resources, Science and Technology Division, Beirut, 9-14 October 1977

Editors: A. B. Zahlan
eBook ISBN: 9781483188317
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1978
Page Count: 524
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Description

Technology Transfer and Change in the Arab World covers the proceedings of the Seminar of the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia. The book presents 24 papers that cover concerns in technology transfer in the Arab world. The coverage of the book includes established patterns of technology acquisition in the Arab world; possible mechanisms for the transfer and development of technology; and the transfer of technology and investment policy design. The selection also presents articles that cover resource related technology such as water science and technology in the Middle East since 1945; induced adjustment and the role of agriculture in economic development; and prospects and scope for solar energy. The book will be of great interest to individuals concerned with the technological development in the Middle East.

Table of Contents


Preface

Foreword

Participants

Established Patterns of Technology Acquisition in the Arab World

Discussion

The Role of Science and Technology Policy in Technological Change in Developing Countries

Discussion

The Status of Science and Technology in the Western Asia Region

Discussion

Finance and Technology Transfer

Discussion

Possible Mechanisms for the Transfer and Development of Technology

Discussion

An Approach to the Generation of Technologies Appropriate for Rural Development

Discussion

The 1976 CASTARAB Rabat Meeting: A Review

Discussion

International Sub-contracting and Transfer of Technology to LDC's

Discussion

Values, Social Organization and Technology Change in the Arab World

Discussion

Impact of Technical Change on the Structure of the Labor Force in the ECWA Region

Discussion

Water Science and Technology in the Middle East since 1945 Agricultural Water Use

Discussion

Satellite Remote Sensing for Basin Development and Monitoring

Discussion

Induced Adjustment and the Role of Agriculture in Economic Development

A Case Study of Egypt and Syria

Discussion

The Role of Low-Cost Technology for Increasing Agricultural Productivity in the ECWA Region

ECWA/FAO Agricultural Division

The Transfer of Technology and Investment Policy Design: A Case Study in Rural Poverty

ECWA/FAO Agricultural Division

Discussion

Transportation Bottlenecks, Planning and Technology Transfer

Discussion

Desalination Application in Western Asia

Discussion

Development of Industrial Technology Transfer Through Specialized

Centers: A Case Study and Critical Analysis

Discussion

Appropriate Technology, Employment and Basic Needs in Arab Countries with Special Reference to the Food Industries

Discussion

Prospects and Scope for Solar Energy

Discussion

Impediments to the Technological Development of the Petroleum and Mineral Resources Sector in the Arab World

Discussion

Transfer of Technology in the Arab Steel Industry

Discussion

Index of Contributors

Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
524
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1978
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483188317

About the Editor

A. B. Zahlan