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Appropriate technology display centre

Mathew, K. and Ho, G. (1991) Appropriate technology display centre. In: Seminar on appropriate technology for remote communities, 28 August.

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    Abstract

    The concept of Appropriate Technology was first synthesized by the British economist E.F. Schumacher. He had picked up his insights from self sufficient village development model suggested by Mahatma Gandhi of India. Appropriate technology is "a technology tailored to fit the psychosocial and biophysical context prevailing in particular location and period, (Willoughby 1990) to appropriate technology will have anyone or several of the following characteristics (Jequier and Bhane, 1983):
    * low investment cost per work place
    * low capital investment per unit output,
    * organisational simplicity
    * high adaptability to particular social or cultural environment
    * sparing use of natural resources
    * low cost of final product
    * high potential for employment

    Publication Type: Conference Paper
    Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12086
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