A Macro Perspective on Technology Transfer

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - Business & Economics - 139 pages
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Dr. Reddy points out that the key to economic success, particularly for the less developed countries of the world, is technology-but only when properly applied. Despite years of help through technology transfer, however, many LDCs are still improverished. This leads him to conclude that either the wrong technologies were transferred or the right ones were not transfered. His book thus focuses on ways in which LDCs can improve their economic growth through technology transfer, arguing that it is the assimilation of technology into their socioeconomic and cultural structures that is critical to their economic development, not the indiscriminate borrowing from advanced nations. In doing so, Dr. Reddy presents a behavioral model which proves that technology absorption is just as-if not more-important than a simple transfer process. A challenging, research-based discussion for academics in economics, business, sociology, marketing, and management, and for business and government policymakers worldwide.

Dr. Reddy introduces the concepts related to technology transfer and discusses the major participants in the worldwide transfer enterprise. He presents barriers and ways to overcome them in technology transferral, explores the ethical dimensions, and then lays out his technology transfer assimilation model. He applies the model to a specific and representative developing country, India, and ends with a discussion of conclusions that can be drawn from it. His three appendixes elaborate on the need for, and methods to, transfer technology to LDCs, provide ways to analyze the costs, and present a model of reciprocal distribution that may benefit both the donor and the recipient country in the transfer process.


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Major Players in Technology Transfer
Barriers and Solutions
Ethical Dimensions
A Model of Technology Transfer Assimilation
Application of the Model India
Technology Transfer to Less Developed Countries
Potential Costs of Technology Transfer
The Reciprocal Distribution Paradigm
Author Index
Subject Index

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About the author (1996)

ALLAN C. REDDY is Professor of Marketing in the College of Business Administration, Valdosta (Georgia) State University. With more than 70 articles published in the academic journals and business media, Dr. Reddy's special expertise is in the field of economic growth and the uses of the behavioral approach. Among his books are two published by Quorum: Total Quality Marketing: The Key to Regaining Market Shares (1994) and Marketing and Economic Development (1993), with David Campbell.

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