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Dilemma of Technological Choice Revisited

Case of Combine Harvester Ward Morehouse This paper argues that the dilemma of technological choice in the manufacture and use of small tractors remains. However, its parameters have changed. Where a decade ago there was considerable divergence between enterprise specific interests and broad societal interests, today the short-term societal and enterprise benefits are less divergent. However, the long-term social costs are shrouded in uncertainty.

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