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As host of the Sixth Convocation of the Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, through the National Academy Press, was responsible for publication of the proceedings volume. The National Academy of Engineering was established in 1964, under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers. It is autonomous in its administration and in the selection of its members, sharing with the National Academy of Sciences the responsibility for advising the federal government. The National Academy of Engineering also sponsors engineering programs aimed at meeting national needs, encourages education and research, and recognizes the superior achievement of engineers. Dr. Robert M.White is president of the National Academy of Engineering.
This publication has been reviewed by a group other than the authors according to procedures approved by a Report Review Committee. The interpretations and conclusions in this publication are those of the authors and do not purport to represent the views of the council, officers, or staff of either the National Academy of Engineering or the Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences.
The Sixth Convocation was supported by the Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences. Funds for the convocation and the publication of the proceedings volume were provided by the National Academy of Engineering’s Technology Agenda Program.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences.
Convocation (6th : 1987: Washington, D.C.)
Globalization of technology : international perspectives : proceedings of the Sixth Convocation of the Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences/Janet H.Muroyama and H.Guyford Stever, editors.
ISBN 0-309-03843-x. ISBN 0-309-03842-1 (pbk.)
1. Technology—Congresses. I. Muroyama, Janet H. II. Stever, H. Guyford, III. Title.
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