UNU/INTECH Studies in New Technology and Development
The books in this series reflect the research initiatives at the United Nations University Institute for New Technologies (UNU/INTECH) based in Maastricht. This Institute is primarily a research centre within the UN system which evaluates the social, political and economic environment in which new technologies are adopted and adapted in the developing world. The series explores the role that technology policies can play in bridging the economic gap between nations, as well as between groups within nations. The authors and contributors are leading scholars in the field of technology and development - their work focuses on:
* the social and economic implications of new technologies
* processes of diffusion of such technologies to the developing world
* the impact of such technologies on income, employment and environment
* the political dynamics of technology transfer
This series is a pioneering attempt at placing technology policies at the heart of national and international strategies for development. This is likely to prove crucial in the globalized market for the competive and sustainable growth of poorer nations.