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Cultural Impediments to Technology Development in India

Arunoday Sana (National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering, Bombay, India)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Article publication date: 1 August 1990

Abstract

It is a common observation that new technology introduced into Third World countries frequently fails to yield the expected results. Despite the availability of adequate finance, willing donor and recipient organisations and a congenial political climate, the imported equipment is often under‐utilised, used less productively and, at the end of its useful life, the users may look forward to a fresh induction, indicating thereby that the technology provided has not been absorbed.

Citation

Sana, A. (1990), "Cultural Impediments to Technology Development in India", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 10 No. 8, pp. 25-53. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb013120

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