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Developmental Impact of Technology Transfer

Theory & Practice: A Case of Nigeria, 1970-1982


Edmund Emeka Ezegbobelu

Developmental Impact of Technology Transfer in Nigeria is a major work of its kind which examines the roots of Nigeria's inability to assimilate and institutionalise imported foreign technologies. The author takes unconventional view and fathoms the complex issues encountered in international technology transfer in their various ramifications. The author argues that the traditional theories might have explained away the complex issues involved and have treated the major factors essential for the positive developmental impact of the transferred technology on the receiving society with benign neglect. The empirical results from this work provide a new understanding of the problems which obstruct the process of sucessful technology transfer to the developing countries.
Contents: Technology and Transfer variables - Socioeconomic variables of Nigeria - Nigeria Automobile sector - Foreign investment in Nigeria.