This book presents a series of perspectives on the use of automation in the formulation and execution of public policy initiatives in developing nations. It focuses on the use of the most pervasive new automation technology in the developed world—the microcomputer.

chapter |5 pages


ByStephen R. Ruth, Charles K. Mann

chapter 2|15 pages

Rethinking Microcomputer Technology Transfer to Third World Countries

ByRobert Schware, Alice Trembour

chapter 3|10 pages

Applications of Microcomputers in Third World Organizations

ByCarl H. Gotsch

chapter 4|17 pages

Energy Applications of Microcomputers in Developing Countries

ByPhilip F. Palmedo

chapter 5|27 pages

Kenya’s Introduction of Microcomputers to Improve Budgeting and Financial Management in the Ministry of Agriculture

ByThomas C. Pinckney, John M. Cohen, David K. Leonard

chapter 8|6 pages

The Dilemma of Acquiring Micro-Based Software in Developing Countries

ByBarry K. Render, Stephen R. Ruth

chapter |3 pages

Microcomputers in Development: Concluding Observations

ByCharles K. Mann