Date of Defense

11-1975

Department

Management

Abstract

Today's world is in a condition of dynamic change. The change is apparent not only in the physical aspects of the environment, but also in the more subtle realms of values, customs, and social ideas. No matter how strong and formidable the retarding elements might be, the idea of progress and the "will to be modern" -- which indeed is a most popular catch phrase in the minds of intellectuals and leaders of developing nations -- have now achieved universal recognition. The ultimate aim of progress and modernization is to overcome as much as possible the obstacles that hamper sustained human activity in the pursuit of improved living conditions, especially in developing nations.

This paper is primarily concerned with investigating the problems and social issues that caused stagnation in the developing nations. Chapter I will entertain the role played by multi-national corporations during colonial administration in the third world. Their managerial practices and how they interfered in making political and administrative decisions will be emphasized.

Chapter II deals with the role that is being played by global corporations after independence in the developing nations. Its primary aim is to examine how these corporations make profits and the reaction of the third world today.

Chapter III deals with various definitions and concepts concerning traditional or tradition-oriented societies.

Chapter IV deals with the prominent sources of obstacles to improvement of national administration and public management and scrutinizes the political, educational, and cultural hurdles that have impeded development and progress in the third world.

Chapter V, by way of conclusion, recapitulates the major problems dealt with and anticipates the future trends of developing nations.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only

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