A goal compatibility model for technology transfers

C. N. Madu, Chinho Lin, C. H. Kuei

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In this paper, we present a minimization approach to goal incompatibility in technology transfers especially to less developed countries. The proposed model is based on a need-capability assessment for alternative technologies for transfer, and then, minimizing the distance between need and capability to achieve goal compatibility. By transferring technologies with minimum deviation between an LDC's needs and capabilities, appropriate technologies could be transferred. A fuzzy theory is used in this mode to avoid errors which are often made in using subjective judgment. An input-output matrix and budgetary constraints are integrated into the model to determine the allocation of development funds to alternative technologies. A LINDO software is used to solve the problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-103
Number of pages13
JournalMathematical and Computer Modelling
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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