By V. Hauff (auth.), Karl A. Stroetmann (eds.)
Technological development is a significant component chaping monetary progress. trendy way of life is a right away results of clinical advances and technical swap some time past. for the reason that out of control technological growth has develop into amenace to our good being and should really risk our survival, it is important to benefit to regulate technological growth and direct leading edge actions in the sort of demeanour that either inner most desires and social wishes playa dominant function in picking out the speed and course of technical switch. This calls for a greater realizing of the procedures of technical switch, in their influence on and interrelationships with financial and social advancements and of the ability and measures in which either participants and governments can impression and direct technological development. To this finish, the Ninistry for learn and expertise of the Federal Republ ic of Germany and the nationwide technological know-how starting place of the Uni ted States of the United States invited a bunch of students, company managers and civil servants to a one week seminar on "Technolo gical Innovation". The seminar came about in April, 1976, in Bonn, Federal Republ ic of Germany. such a lot papers provided at this assembly have been particularly ready for the seminar. With this quantity, they're made to be had to a bigger viewers to extra stimulate dialogue not just between students attracted to innovation examine and know-how coverage questions but additionally between managers, union officers, civil ser vants and others without delay or not directly all for and stricken by technical change.