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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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 A


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