Kinetics of Technological Change: Some Theoretical Basis

  • Amar Dev Amar
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 11)


This work provides a new theoretical and operational definition of technology both at macro and micro levels. Seven constructs of each level of technology are provided. Three types of forces that alter technology are introduced and kinetically modeled. Consequence of these forces on technology constructs is presented and denoted ‘technological change’. Two additional measures of change, viz. rate of change of change, and rate of change of rate of change of change are operationalized. A classification of organizations according to change states is given. Although only theoretical bases are provided, there is enough substance for further research and experimentation.

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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Amar Dev Amar
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  1. 1.Department of Finance & Quantitative MethodsMontclair State CollegeUpper MontclairUSA

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