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Technological Change, Development and the Environment

Socio-Economic Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Clem Tisdell, Priyatosh Maitra


366 pages

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Originally published in 1988, this book considers some of the major social, economic and environmental questions raised by the role of new technology in development. Throughout the discussions of issues like the sustainability of the development effected by new technology is supported by detailed case studies from countries such as India, Australia, New Zealand, China, Bangladesh and South Africa.

Table of Contents

1. Technology: A Factor in Development and Socio-Economic and Environmental Change Clem Tisdell

2. Population Growth, Technological Change and Economic Development - The Indian Case with a Critique of Marxist Interpretation Priyatosh Maitra

3. New Agricultural Technology and Sustainable Food Production: Bangladesh's Achievements, Predicament and Prospects Mohammad Alauddin and Clem Tisdell

4. Technology and Its Transfer to Less Developed Economies Nripesh Podder

5. Partnership in Research: A New Model for Development Assistance Joseph V. Remenyi

6. Applicability of Economic Evaluation to China's Urban Transportation Projects in a Changing Society Hsu O'Keefe

7. Structural Change and Adjustment in the Australian Rural Sector: The Socio-Economic Consequences of Being a Low-Cost Residual Supplier Warren Musgrave

8. Relationships Between Technologcal Change and Social Development: A Comparative Study Habibullah Khan and John Zerby

9. Sustainable Resource Use and Development: Uncertainty, Irreversibility and Rational Choice Anthony H. Chisholm

10. The Changing Role of the Household Economy in a World of Expanding Technology David Darton and Gerard O'Neill

11. Telecommuting, Work from Home and Economic Change P. H. Hall

12. Attitudes of Bank Employees to Technological Change: A Survey of the South African Banking Industry Hazel T. Suchard

13. Socio-Economic Implications of New Technology in Banking: Some Australian and New Zealand Evidence Rae Weston and Alan Williams

14. Social Determinism, Technology and Economic Externalities Jacobus A. Doeleman

15. Technological Advance: Unravelling the Strands R. J. van Wyk

About the Editors

Clem Tisdell

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