Technology Transfer and Change in the Arab World

Technology Transfer and Change in the Arab World

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editor: A. B. Zahlan
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188317

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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 Arab World

    Discussion

    Transfer of Technology in the Arab Steel Industry

    Discussion

    Index of Contributors

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 524
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188317

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A. B. Zahlan

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