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Information Resources and Technology Transfer Management in Developing Countries

1st Edition

By Richard Onyango


226 pages

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Originally published in 1997, this book puts information management in the context of technology transfer, industrialization and national development. As well as showing the necessity for the efficient use of information resources, the book also examines the costs of poor information management in undermining negotiation, the preparation of contingencies and the ability to let go of 'dead projects'. The book includes case studies of two technology transfer projects in Kenya are included.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Reconceptualizing Development 1. The Framework for Development

2. The Cost of Misconceptions

3. Self-Reliance and Information Management

4. An Information Management-Based Approach to Technology Transfer

5. Using the Conceptual Framework of Information Science

Part 2: Strategic National Information Management

6. Research Methodology Considerations

7. The Kenyan National Power Alcohol Programme

8. The Kenyan National Car Project, 1984-1990

9. Parallel Activities Important to the National Car Project

Part 3: Policy Implications and Tactics for Change

10. Institutional Reorientation and Attitude Changes

11. Issues of Terrain Transparency

12. Tactics for Change

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Economics and Business of Technology

Originally published between 1967 and 1999 the 50 volumes in this set examine the impact of technology on economics and international business. The volumes:

  • Present a synthesis of business functions and economic analysis and ask what the implications for skills development are and the effect of public policy
  • Report on global companies' experience with computers in company training in such areas as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, IT, the retail industry, transport, telecommunications and energy.
  • Look at the way in which some businesses in high technology manufacturing industry have organised their structures and processes in order to manage product innovation effectively.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory