The Maghreb countries had a promising start in economic growth after independence. For the most part they thrived on industrialisation by import substitution; but unfortunately this strategy left them with macroeconomic and structural imbalances which together have effectively constrained their ability to compete in the world economic system and to catch up with the rapidly changing global techno-economic circumstances. Issues relating to aspects of technology transfer to the Maghreb, strategies for technological and resource development and the integration of education and R&D systems with the productive systems of the economies in the region are discussed along with relevant cases from Mexico, China, South Korea, India and Bangladesh.

part 1|46 pages

Perspectives in Technology and Transition

part 2|89 pages

Issues in Technology and Development in the Maghreb

chapter 6|8 pages

Transfer of Technology to Algeria by Nationals Living Abroad

ByMohammed Said Oukil

chapter 7|12 pages

National Innovation Systems: The Case of the Arab Maghreb Union

ByAlain Alcouffe

chapter 11|11 pages

Irrigation, Agricultural Development and Economic Growth in the Maghreb

ByNigel R. Mansfield, Nicola S. Riddell

chapter 12|11 pages

Sustainable Energy For Development

ByJohn Twidell

part 3|44 pages

Lessons of Experience for the Maghreb