Commercialization of technology and dependence in the Caribbean
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Commercialization of technology and dependence in the Caribbean by Maurice A. Odle

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



  • Caribbean Area,
  • Guyana.,
  • Trinidad and Tobago.,
  • Jamaica.


  • Technology transfer -- Economic aspects -- Guyana.,
  • Technology transfer -- Economic aspects -- Trinidad and Tobago.,
  • Technology transfer -- Economic aspects -- Jamaica.,
  • Technology and state -- Guyana.,
  • Technology and state -- Trinidad and Tobago.,
  • Technology and state -- Jamaica.,
  • Caribbean Area -- Dependency on foreign countries -- Case studies.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

StatementMaurice A. Odle and Owen S. Arthur.
SeriesCaribbean Technology Policy Studies Project ;, 90, Caribbean Technology Policy Studies Project (Series) ;, 90.
ContributionsArthur, Owen S.
LC ClassificationsHC210.T4 O35 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination225 p. ;
Number of Pages225
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2306231M
LC Control Number86182046

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