Accession Number : ADP001452

Title :   The Socio-Economic Significance of Information Technology for Developing Countries,

Corporate Author : TATA INST OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH BOMBAY (INDIA)

Personal Author(s) : Narasimhan,R.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The service sector constitutes the critical backbone of a developing society. Information technology is the technology that underpins activities in the service sector. The development and the appropriate deployment of information technology is, thus, essential to extend the scope and improve the standards of functionally available services in a society. In this sense, information technology is an appropriate technology for socio-economic development in the third world countries.

Descriptors :   *Information processing, *Technology transfer, *Industries, *Developing nations, Information transfer, Industrial engineering, Industrial production, Sociology, Economics, Computer applications, Computers, Telecommunications, Automation, Transformations, User needs, Utilization, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE