Appropriate technology and the national economy of developing countries

Haustein H-D & Maier H (1981). Appropriate technology and the national economy of developing countries. In: East-West-South. Eds. Saunders, C.T., Vienna Institute for Comparative Economic Studies . pp. 177-195 U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-349-06068-9 DOI:10.1007/978-1-349-06068-9_9.

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Abstract

Economic modernisation is a central concern of most developing countries. The critical situation in most of these countries — hunger, illiteracy, disintegration of traditional cultural and social structures — leaves no alternative but social, economic and technological modernisation. Of course technological modernisation will not automatically solve the problems faced by these countries; indeed inappropriate technological strategies may create more problems than they solve. The question is: what kind of technology is needed to cope with the present situation in these countries?

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2016 08:56
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 09:31
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12037

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