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UNU/INTECH Studies in New Technology and Development


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Europe and Developing Countries in the Globalized Information Economy: Employment and Distance Education

Europe and Developing Countries in the Globalized Information Economy: Employment and Distance Education

Maria Ines Bastos, Swasti Mitter
June 10, 1999

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...

China's Industrial Technology: Market Reform and Organisational Change

China's Industrial Technology: Market Reform and Organisational Change

Shulin Gu
March 18, 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...

Flexible Automation in Developing Countries: The impact on scale and scope and the implications for location of production

Flexible Automation in Developing Countries: The impact on scale and scope and the implications for location of production

Ludovico Alcorta
November 05, 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...

Globalization, Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Transfers: Impacts on and Prospects for Developing Countries

Globalization, Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Transfers: Impacts on and Prospects for Developing Countries

Nagesh Kumar
September 10, 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...

Technology, Market Structure and Internationalization: Issues and Policies for Developing Countries

Technology, Market Structure and Internationalization: Issues and Policies for Developing Countries

Nagesh Kumar, N. S. Siddharthan
October 09, 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...

Women Encounter Technology: Changing Patterns of Employment in the Third World

Women Encounter Technology: Changing Patterns of Employment in the Third World

Swasti Mitter, Sheila Rowbotham
April 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...

The Politics of Technology in Latin America

The Politics of Technology in Latin America

Maria Ines Bastos
February 01, 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....

Exporting Africa: Technology, Industrialism and Trade

Exporting Africa: Technology, Industrialism and Trade

Sam Wangwe
October 26, 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...

In Pursuit of Science and Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa

In Pursuit of Science and Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa

J. L. Enos
October 05, 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....

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