Technological change engages our attention. I suspect that even those who believe themselves to be essentially ignorant about technology - and perhaps not very interested in it - nevertheless experience,. from time to time, a sense of wonder at the extraordinary things which new technologies are able to do. Perhaps we are as bewitched by technology, and nearly as convinced of its omnipotence as were the Europeans of the last years of the nineteenth century.

competitiveness, export oriented industries, technological change
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Inaugural Address .delivered on 28 September 1995 as Professor of Technology and Development Economics at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague,The Netherlands
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)

Cooper, C. (1995, September 28). Technology and industrial competitiveness in developing countries . Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from