Title: A systems approach to technical development
Authors: Abel G. Aganbegyan
Addresses: Professor, Academy of National Economy, Vernadsky Avenue 82, Moscow 117571, Russian Federation
Abstract: Technical development in industrial processes is characterized by a higher degree of integration, a smaller number of operations, automation, flexibility and low levels of waste. However, it is also characterized by major changes in the quality of labour for millions of people, making the work more creative and intellectually demanding. Adaptation to new technologies and techniques demands greater skills, higher educational and qualification levels, and more training and retraining of the labour force.
Keywords: systems approach; technical change; technical development; technology management; skills; education; training.
International Journal of Technology Management, 1995 Vol.10 No.1, pp.105 - 110
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