Global technological change: From hard technology to soft technology

Zhouying Jin, Kelvin W. Willoughby

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This revised and updated second edition of Global Technological Change reconsiders how we make and use technology in the twenty-first century. With human-centred 'soft technology' driving machine-based 'hard technology' in ever more complex ways, Zhouying Jin provides a much-needed understanding of the human dimension of technological advancement. Through a theoretical framework that incorporates elements of both Eastern and Western philosophy, she offers insight into the dynamic between the two as it relates to a variety of technological innovations. More relevant than ever, Global Technological Change continues to challenge assumptions about technology and the gap between the developed and developing countries in the twenty-first century.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherIntellect Ltd.
Number of pages318
ISBN (Print)9781841503769
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes


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