Appropriate Technology

Haustein H-D, Maier H, & Robinson JM (1979). Appropriate Technology. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-79-095

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Abstract

Social and technical innovations are crucial to solving or alleviating many important contemporary problems; for example improvement of living and working conditions in the developing countries. In this paper we try to explore some problems of technological change. The main ideas contained in this paper are the result of discussions among the three authors, who have very different social backgrounds and viewpoints.

Most of the ideas in the paper were presented at the IFAC Symposium "Criteria for Selecting Appropriate Technologies Under Different Cultural, Technical and Social Conditions", (Bari, Italy, 21-23 May 1979). The discussions at this meeting and at other scientific meetings, especially those at IIASA, the East-West Center Honolulu, and at the Institute for Developing Countries, in Berlin, German Democratic Republic, stimulated our thinking about appropriate technology.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:46
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2016 14:56
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1088

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