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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1995.025616

International Journal of Technology Management, 1995 Vol.10 No.1, pp.105 - 110

Published online: 23 May 2009 *

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