Some Conclusions

  • Frances Stewart


The concern of this book has been to analyse the role of technology in the economic development of poor countries. What were the effects of the technology adopted? Were these effects inevitable given the nature of the technology available, or could a different choice from within the available range have produced significantly different results? What conditions would be necessary to secure a different choice? What determines the nature of the available technology and how could this be changed? Underlying these questions is a fundamental question about the nature of technology and of technological choice. Rather than provide a detailed step-by-step summary of the book, this chapter will try to focus directly on these questions, in the light of the earlier discussion.


Poor Country Selection Mechanism Rich Country Advanced Country Relative Prex 
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