What is underdeveloped technology

Technology transfer and underdevelopment - Social conditions for the transfer and use of information technology in the third world

Computer Science and “Third World” pp 17-37 | Cite as

Part of the Informatik-Fachberichte book series (INFORMATIK, volume 158)


Underdevelopment is not a technical, but primarily a social problem. The clash of different productive force systems played a role that should not be underestimated in the development of today's situation in the Third World and will certainly also play in relation to possible overcoming strategies, but this role is more that of a mediating authority than a causative factor.

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  1. 1. Society for Mathematics and Data ProcessingInstitute for Applied Information TechnologyGermany