International Journal of Technology Management. Volume 1, Nos. 1/2. Dr. M.A. Dorgham, editor in chief. Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., Geneva, 1986.

Professional management is an important topic, and although experience is a key capability, the old practice of learning simply by doing has been obsolete for decades. The microeconomic models, case studies and psychological ideas have had adequate forums in management journals. But technology, partly because of its great range and complexity, has been omitted from this portfolio of published material.

The new International Journal of Technology Management seeks to change the situation. Its first volume raises many issues that need discussion and have not been adequately treated elsewhere.

The articles are of three kinds. First, government ministers, chief executives and other upper level managers relate their experiences and ideas; these are people to be listened to, and my only complaint is that none of them write about the catastrophes that...

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