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An examination of the potential links between ICT technology transfer and sustainable development

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It is widely recognized that information and communication technologies (ICTs) play a role in the sustainable development (SD) of a nation. Some argue that these technologies are a prerequisite for least developing countries (LDCs), and implicit assumptions are often made regarding the transfer of ICTs and SD. Based on a proposition that technology transfer positively influences SD, this article examines the relationship between technology transfer and SD, and provides information for policy improvement in two case studies of developing countries.
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Keywords: capacity building; information technology; sustainable development; technology impact; technology policy; technology transfer

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of Pretoria

Publication date: June 1, 2017

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  • The International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development supports new philosophies on technology and development, their relationship to globalisation, and the problems of world poverty and environmental degradation. The journal explores global, social, economic and environmental conditions in relation to shifts in technology and market paradigms.
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