Originally published in 1997, this book puts information management in the context of technology transfer, industrialization and national development. As well as showing the necessity for the efficient use of information resources, the book also examines the costs of poor information management in undermining negotiation, the preparation of contingencies and the ability to let go of 'dead projects'. The book includes case studies of two technology transfer projects in Kenya are included.

part I|67 pages

Reconceptualizing Development

chapter |2 pages


chapter 1|9 pages

The Framework for Development

chapter 2|9 pages

The Cost of Misconceptions

chapter 3|11 pages

Self-reliance and Information Management

part II|107 pages

Strategic National Information Management

part III|30 pages

Policy Implications and Tactics for Change

chapter |1 pages


chapter 11|6 pages

Issues of Terrain Transparency

chapter 12|10 pages

Tactics for Change