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Appropriate techonology for small and medium enterprises in SADC countries

SEPAC Working Group "Information, Technology, and Technology Transfer". Workshop

Appropriate techonology for small and medium enterprises in SADC countries

papers presented to the Workshop of the SEPAC Working Group "Information, Technology, and Technology Transfer", Kanye, 2-3 November 1998.

by SEPAC Working Group "Information, Technology, and Technology Transfer". Workshop

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Published by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Gaborone, Botswana .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Southern
    • Subjects:
    • Appropriate technology -- Africa, Southern -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      GenreCongresses.
      SeriesSEPAC workshop papers ;, 2/1999, SEPAC workshop papers ;, 1999/2.
      ContributionsFriedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Botswana Office., Southern African Development Community., Rural Industries Innovation Centre (Kanye, Botswana), Small Enterprise Promotion Advisory Council (Botswana). Secretariat.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsT28. A3555 S47 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination127 p. :
      Number of Pages127
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL145671M
      ISBN 109991291652
      LC Control Number99892101
      OCLC/WorldCa43465303

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