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ISBN13: 9780981247588 Technological Revolution as Political Coup D'état

Developing an Objective and Systematic Science of Public Technology Policy Analysis

General Description:
Technologial Revolution as Political Coup D'etat

To date, many futurologists have offered accounts of technology development based largely upon inferences from current trends and even outright speculation.

This author's approach is however aimed at offering policy-makers more neutral, systematic and critical tools for demystifying claims made by interest groups, for evaluating proposals and for channeling limited economic and societal resources in a more sophisticated and informed manner.

This no-nonsense textbook offers perhaps the most systematic and organized view to date of the seemingly chaotic jungle of technology development theories. It is therefore an essential guide for university students, scholars, journalists, administrators and policy-makers interested in quickly acquiring an overview of the most central ideas in the field of Information Technology Policy Analysis.

With a multidisciplinary background in Technology and Management, the author introduces a model designed to assist readers in conducting a more systematic and objective analysis of Public Information Technology Policy.

A Classic in The Field of Public Technology Policy

This perfect-bound 148x210 mm. academic paperback is bound to become a veritable classic and essential course literature during the next few years. In addition to presenting the Integrated Model for Public Technology Policy Analysis (IMTPA) this textbook:

  • Compares the 1990-2005 information technology determination cultures and processes of first-adopter countries such as Canada, Sweden and Finland
  • Assembles and illustrates the IMPTA gradually throughout the chapters of the book while offering the needed pre-requisites to understand the current module.
  • Leaves the technology and future hype of futurists and moves toward a model-building and management approach based upon empirical observations.
  • Establishes, qualifies and systematizes key terms found in the public information technology policy literature.
  • Revisits ideas such as Cluster Theory and Innovation Systems and offers a cogent critique of them.
  • Contains a Spanish Summary presenting the key ideas and empirical findings.
Examples of Suitable University Course and Professional Training Contexts
  • Public Policy and E-government
  • Intermediate Course in E-governance
  • National Innovation Systems: Critiques and Alternative Models
  • Technological and Economic Planning in Federal and Local Government
  • Technology and Science Policy: Advanced Readings
  • New Models for Technology Management and Planning
  • Training Course: The IMPTA- How It Works and How to Use It
Latest Update: 2017-08-30

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