Technology and Structures — Man And Machine

  • R. J. Chapuis
Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 6)


In our developed countries, society is now tending to describe itself as “post-industrial”. The main distinguishing features of this society, which have been the subject of many studies, may be defined as follows (Ref. 1):
  1. 1)

    economic sector: the change from a goods-producing to a service economy;

  2. 2)

    occupational distribution: the pre-eminence of the professional and technical class;

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    axial principle: the centrality of theoretical knowledge as the source of innovation and policy-making for society.



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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Chapuis
    • 1
  1. 1.CCITTGenevaSwitzerland

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