Accession Number : AD0645594

Title :   THE TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES,

Corporate Author : HOWARD UNIV WASHINGTON D C DEPT OF ECONOMICS

Personal Author(s) : Spencer,Daniel L. ; Woroniak,Alexander

Report Date : DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 271

Abstract : The theme is the search for an optimum method to transfer technology. Topics include: historical cases of transfer; economic theory as applied to the technological gap concept; a reexamination of the seminal work of Schumpeter and continental scholars, comparatively unknown in the U.S.; analysis of socio-economic variables with particular reference to the possibility of utilizing simulation technique; and possible strategies for improved methods of technological transfer, using sponsoring institutions such as 'fomentos', international business, indigenous military organizations, external military bases and missions, and others. Results, among others, include: (1) Recognition of relative neglect of transfer of technology studies in social science, particularly in economics: (2) Acceptance of the concept as a strategic tool for theoretical and operational use; (3) Criticism of the linear homogeneous production function technique (4) Exploration of the potential of simulation models for technological transfer; (5) Establishment of a nexus between historical or European experience and present day operational problems; (6) Exposure of the issue between those who think that transfer is a problem in imitation and information theory, and those who feel that the shock of social change attendant on the introduction of new technology must be socially engineered; (7) Emergence, from the dialogue, of a beginning strategy of transfer of technology. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, DISTRIBUTION), (*FOREIGN AID, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), ECONOMICS, FOREIGN POLICY, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, SYMPOSIA, SOCIOLOGY, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE