SOME CONSIDERATIONS ON THE TRANSFERS OF TECHNOLOGY

In the developing countries, the model of development adopted by the "industrialized" countries does not present advantages alone. Instead of transferring "as is" technology, the industrialized countries should assist developing countries to develop their own technology, which should take into consideration local factors in all fields. In the construction field, and more particularly in road construction, this should lead to attaching more importance to the feasibility studies and technical studies while changing the spirit with which they are carried out, as well as the methods used; a closer cooperation between local authorities, design offices and contractors; a readiness to consider alternative solutions; a wider use of other types of contracts such as "cost plus fee" or "negotiated" contractors; and more flexibility for the idea of budget constraint.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Fourth IRF African Highway Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, January 20-25, 1980. For individual papers see TRIS Accession Numbers 311921 through 311971.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

    525 School Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20024
  • Authors:
    • Dufour, J
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311946
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM