Title: Micro-electronics in the Arab World: some lessons from other countries' experiences in technological and educational policies

Authors: AbdeIlatif Benachenhou

Addresses: Deputy Director, International Institute for Educational Planning, UNESCO, 7-9 rue Eugkne-Delacroix, 75 116 Paris, France

Abstract: The introduction of new technologies, especially those of micro-electronics based products, could lead to a deepening of the technological dependence of the Arab world; alternatively it can be seen as presenting a historical opportunity for Arab nations to master new technologies. The paper examines the opportunities and difficulties for Arab nations, in the context of the experience of other countries. It considers government policies towards, and the socio-economic impacts of, the development of micro-electronics based industries.

Keywords: electronics; microelectronics; automation; education; training; employment; Arab world; technological dependence; new technologies; government policy; socio-economic impact.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1987.026139

International Journal of Technology Management, 1987 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.423 - 444

Available online: 27 May 2009 *

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