Title: Long-term technological trends and their implications for management

Authors: Joseph F. Coates

Addresses: Coates & Jarratt, Inc., 3738 Kanawha Street, NW, Washington, DC 20015, USA

Abstract: Four enabling technologies (information, genetics, materials, energy) and one enabling issue (environmentalism) are discussed in the context of Worlds 1, 2 and 3 — the advanced nations, the nations in economic balance and the nations in desperate straits. Implications for management are discussed for both business and public policy.

Keywords: business management; energy technology; environmentalism; genetics technology; government management, information technology; materials technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1997.002581

International Journal of Technology Management, 1997 Vol.14 No.6/7/8, pp.579-595

Published online: 29 Jul 2003 *

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