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Title: High tech engineers: the engines for economic growth
Authors: Tasneem, Usmani
Tunku Salha, Tunku Ahmad
Mohd. Zukime, Mat Junoh
Keywords: Engineering education;Globalization;Economic growth;Technological revolution;Engineers;Engineering
Issue Date: 5-Dec-2008
Publisher: Universiti Malaysia Perlis
Citation: p.622-633
Series/Report no.: International Conference on the Roles of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Eengineering 2008 (ICOHSE08)
Abstract: Technological transformation which has taken the shape of technological revolution can be of great help in the economic development of emerging economies. Engineers have always played an important role in the economic growth of a country. High tech engineers add measurable greater value to the economy giving them an edge. The global market is consistently growing through a technological boom in areas like nanotechnology, logistics, high performing computing and biotechnology. This has brought in a shift in the requirement and availability of engineers especially in the emerging economies. A functional relationship between the numbers of high tech engineers and the GDP of a nation is proposed. We study the rate of the GDP growth as a function of change in the rate of change of high tech engineers. The study is carried out for developing as well as developed economies.
Description: Organized by Centre for Communication Skills and Entrepreneurship UniMAP in collaboration with The Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, 5th - 6th December 2008 at Putra Palace Hotel, Perlis.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5683
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