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Science, Technology, And Development

ISBN 9780367302207
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
315 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines issues specific to the regions of Latin America and Africa and deals with an issue that Africa has shown the least progress in terms of science and technology and yet it is a region where the needs are urgent in human terms.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Historical, Cultural and Contemporary Perspectives -- Innovation Theories and Science and Technology Policy: Historical Perspectives -- Innovation, Technology and the World Economy: Research and Policy Implications from a European Perspective -- Technological Self-Reliance, Dependence and Underdevelopment -- Epistemology and Ideology in Science, Technology and Development -- Innovation and Development -- Technology and Development: Some Implications of Recent Advances in the Economics of Innovation for the Process of Development -- Market Structure and Technological Behavior in Developing Countries -- New Technologies and Development -- The Diffusion and Production of New Technologies: The Case of Numerically Controlled Machine Tools -- The Output and Employment Impact of Microelectronics in the Third World: Some Conceptual Issues -- Microcomputers, Dams and Handpumps: Three Case Studies of Technology Transfer to the Developing Countries -- Regional Perspectives -- In Search of a Strategy for a National Science and Technology Policy in Africa -- Crisis, New Technologies and Social Movements -- Policy and Management Approaches -- The Dilemma of Managing R&D in India -- Indicators of Science and Technology for Development -- Facing the Future: The Need for International Technology Intelligence and Sourcing

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Atul Wad