Accession Number : ADP001488

Title :   Information for Progress: Revising Our Priorities,


Personal Author(s) : Cooney,Sean

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : During the past two decades increasing attention has been paid to the problems confronting economic development and social progress around the world, and especially in LDCs. The type and amount of research, and hence the pace and direction of the growth of our stock of knowledge, is strongly influenced by demands for information to solve problems connected with promoting growth and progress (Allen, 1966; Anderla, 1973; Robertson et al., 1972; Allen et al., 1971; OECD, 1971). Furthermore, it has been widely believed (until recently at least) that more effective information transfer mechanisms would simultaneously promote both economic growth and social progress. Informatics has moved to a central position in studies of development policy. According to the programme for this conference Informatics is the rational and systematic application of information technology to economic, social and political problems . It therefore includes the study of how the expansion of information through research, and the dissemination of research results, interact with economic and social change, and of how to improve the effectiveness of information systems in promoting both economic growth and progress.

Descriptors :   *Information transfer, *Technology transfer, Economic impact, Sociology, Developing nations, Research management, User needs, Policies, Political science, Foreign aid, Growth(General), Computers, Information systems, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE