More Details about The Dynamics of Technology: Creation and Diffusion of Skills and Knowledge

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Author(s)Roddam Narasimha and J Srinivasan and S K Biswas
PublisherSAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Publish YearOctober 2003


With contributions from leading practitioners and scholars from both east and west, this volume illuminates the many ways in which technology draws on the forces of science, society, culture, finance and the marketplace even as it inexorably transforms the world. The objective of this unique volume is not to propagate a particular point of view. Instead, the 10 original essays gathered here take the implicit view that technology is like a powerful engine. Written by scientists, engineers, sociologists and historians, the essays provide important insights into the nature of the powerful forces that drive the world of technology. They conclude that the creation and maintenance of the engine of technology depend on a number of factors, including a large body of engineers and scientists; continuing research and development; the pressures and constraints of market forces and of national security; and adequate financial resources.