The books in this series reflect the research initiatives at the United Nations University Institute for New Technologies (UNU/INTECH) based in Maastricht. This Institute is primarily a research centre within the UN system which evaluates the social, political and economic environment in which new technologies are adopted and adapted in the developing world. The series explores the role that technology policies can play in bridging the economic gap between nations, as well as between groups within nations. The authors and contributors are leading scholars in the field of technology and development - their work focuses on:
* the social and economic implications of new technologies
* processes of diffusion of such technologies to the developing world
* the impact of such technologies on income, employment and environment
* the political dynamics of technology transfer
This series is a pioneering attempt at placing technology policies at the heart of national and international strategies for development. This is likely to prove crucial in the globalized market for the competive and sustainable growth of poorer nations.
Technology, Market Structure and Internationalization Issues and Policies for Developing Countries
The Politics of Technology in Latin America
Globalization, Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Transfers Impacts on and Prospects for Developing Countries
By Nagesh Kumar, N. S. Siddharthan
November 07, 1997
Technology, Market Structure and Internationalization discusses the domestic and external factors that impinge upon the process of technological capability building in developing countries and draws policy implications. Specifically, it examines the interaction between technological effort in ...
By Shulin Gu
May 05, 1999
Offering a comprehensive review of reform policy, followed by an examination of major approaches to institutional restructuring, Shulin Gu explores the way in which China's industrial technology has responded to economic reforms. At the heart of the work is the argument that market reform and ...
By Sam Wangwe
December 06, 1995
Exporting Africa explains how firms, which have developed export trade in Sub-Saharan economies, have been able to sustain their competitiveness in the face of rapid technological change in the international economy: in short, how they deal with the threats and the promises which rapid ...
By Ludovico Alcorta
December 09, 1998
This book examines the extent of, and motives for, the diffusion of flexible automation (FA) at global level and then turns to the local and firm level, bringing together in-depth studies of sixty-two firms in Brazil, India, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey and Venezuela. Research focuses on the impact of ...
By Maria Ines Bastos
March 06, 1996
This collection sets out to explore technology policy in Latin America during the 1970s and 1980s. It is based on country studies and industry studies in the main Latin American economies and examines the political turmoil surrounding protected industrialisation in these countries....
By Swasti Mitter, Sheila Rowbotham
June 24, 1997
This collection explores the effects of new technologies on women's employment and on the nature of women's work. The volume is edited by two pre-eminent scholars in the field and contains thirteen articles from leading academics worldwide. The book provides a critique of postmodernism and ...
By Nagesh Kumar
October 01, 1998
In this book, Nagesh Kumar and expert contributors examine and explain the emerging patterns in international technology transfers and foreign direct investment flows (FDIs) over the past two decades. They analyse the trends in internationalization of corporate activity in individual source ...
By J. L. Enos
November 06, 1995
This is a study of the impact of the economic crisis and subsequent adjustment policies in the African economies on the scientific and technological capabilities in those countries. It includes studies of Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda....
By Maria Ines Bastos, Swasti Mitter
February 23, 2000
This volume explores the challenges and the opportunities created by the rapid growth of 'telematics'. European firms benefit through lower labour costs and access to big new markets in the fields of education and training. At the same time European governments are concerned about jobs disappearing...