Dr. M.M. Huq, who teaches Economics at the University of Strathciyde, Glasgow, is currently Associate Director of the Developing Counthes Research Unit of the same university. Since the mid-1970s he has been closely involved in examining the transfer of technology to a number of developing countries in Asia and Africa. He is the author of various articles and books including Choice of Technique in Leather Manufacture (Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1981); Machine Tool Production in Developing Countries (Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1983); and The Economy of Ghana: The First 25 Years Since independence (Macmillan, London 1989).