Accession Number : ADP001472

Title :   Advanced Technical Training in Developing Countries - Some Wider Considerations,


Personal Author(s) : Ryan,K. T.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Training local employees to replace expatriates is an essential part of economic development. Quite apart from political, social or ideological goals it can be justified in cost/benefit terms. However this activity is qualitatively different from the normal DP training function and it is accelerated. It may cause some disruption and resentment. Management's clear perception of these differences and difficulties can ensure the setting of realistic training goals. Outside help, especially consultants, may be sought in choosing a strategy towards these goals. Firm commitment by the indigenous management can then guarantee their achievement.

Descriptors :   *Training, *Computer personnel, *Data processing, *Developing nations, Man computer interface, User needs, Policies, Planning, Economics, Strategy, Management, Africa, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE