Technological Decision-Making and National Development

Why Do So Many Technology Transfer Projects Encounter Serious Difficulties?
  • Joseph S. Szyliowicz
Part of the St Antony’s book series


Only a short time ago technology was widely hailed as the means by which mankind could achieve a new level of well-being. Through its application, advanced countries would become post-industrial societies characterized by harmony and the rational management of problems; the Third World would achieve self-sustaining economic growth and modernize rapidly. Today such views are held by a minority and are generally regarded as reflecting a naive optimism. To apply modern technologies, let alone to master them, has proven to be a complex and expensive proposition. Often the results have been disappointing and the costs, direct and indirect, extremely high.


Technology Transfer Steel Industry Multinational Corporation Foreign Technology Project Failure 
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