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TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY, AND CULTURAL RECEPTIVITY PROBLEMS

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY, AND CULTURAL RECEPTIVITY PROBLEMS The prominent role of technology in economic development has made technology transfer a fertile area of research in recent times. Scholars of economic development often push the latecomer hypothesis which emphasizes that LDCs can easily catchup with, and may even surpass, the advanced industrial nations. Yet in many situations, repeated efforts at implementing national economic agenda have failed to corroborate that theory. This article discusses some vexing difficulties and controversies surrounding the transfer process, and posits that unsuccessful technology transfer is attributable to factors which are rooted in cultural, economic, and political differences between the transferrer and recipient nations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Commerce and Management Emerald Publishing

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY, AND CULTURAL RECEPTIVITY PROBLEMS

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1056-9219
DOI
10.1108/eb060312
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Abstract

The prominent role of technology in economic development has made technology transfer a fertile area of research in recent times. Scholars of economic development often push the latecomer hypothesis which emphasizes that LDCs can easily catchup with, and may even surpass, the advanced industrial nations. Yet in many situations, repeated efforts at implementing national economic agenda have failed to corroborate that theory. This article discusses some vexing difficulties and controversies surrounding the transfer process, and posits that unsuccessful technology transfer is attributable to factors which are rooted in cultural, economic, and political differences between the transferrer and recipient nations.

Journal

International Journal of Commerce and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1992

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