In light of the fact that the considerable diplomatic efforts that have been made toward the promulgation of an international code of conduct on the transfer of technology that might soon be crowned with success, this Article examines the so called "technology development debate." It considers some of the reasons for the determination of developing countries to obtain a commitment from the industrialized countires to adhere to a code of conduct. The Article attempts to evaluate the likley success that the unfettered access of developing countries to advanced technologies will have in promoting economic development. It also identifies some unintended negative consequences that this access might produce. Finally, the Article examines a number of alternative strategems for the technological transformation of developing countries.
Transfer of Technology and Devloping Nations,
11 Fordham Int'l L.J. 689
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