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Technology policies for small developing economies

Norman Girvan

Technology policies for small developing economies

a study of the Caribbean

by Norman Girvan

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Published by Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Caribbean Area.,
  • Developing countries.
    • Subjects:
    • Technology and state -- Caribbean Area.,
    • Technology and state -- Developing countries.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementNorman P. Girvan, with the collaboration of P.I. Gomes and Donald B. Sangster.
      ContributionsGomes, P. I., Sangster, Donald B., Caribbean Technology Policy Studies Project.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsT24.A1 G57 1983
      The Physical Object
      Pagination224 p. :
      Number of Pages224
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2922749M
      LC Control Number84156434

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