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Document ID (ISN)57112
CIS number 91-1914
ISSN - Serial title 0014-0139 - Ergonomics
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ong C.
Title Ergonomics, technology transfer and developing countries
Bibliographic information June 1991, Vol.34, No.6, p.799-814. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Abstract This paper discusses some of the problems faced by developing countries in the introduction of new technology. Topics discussed include: human resources and economic factors; cultural considerations and adjustment to the techniques and disciplines associated with mechanised workplaces; coping with new technology; matching technology with users; workplace characteristics and working environment; education as an agent for change. It is concluded that ergonomists in developing countries could provide assistance in making appropriate technology choices, and ergonomists in the industrialised nations could provide input at the planning and implementation stages.
Descriptors (primary) transfer of technology; developing countries; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) adaptation of man to work; automation; social aspects; economic aspects; vocational training
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) OSH in developing countries
Transfer of technology