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Technology transfer practices and strategies: Issues for Nigerian construction organisations and for research

Odigie, HA and Egbu, CO 2009, Technology transfer practices and strategies: Issues for Nigerian construction organisations and for research , in: BUHU 9th International Postgraduate Research Conference, 29th - 30th January 2009, The Lowry, Salford Quays.

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Abstract

Technology transfer is increasingly being seen as an important issue for economic development and growth. Arguably, this is why developed and especially developing countries are very keen on technology transfer. However, there are those that contend that organisations in the Nigerian construction industry are not as engaged in technology transfer as many would like, and that potential benefits of doing so are not realized. In the same vein, the challenges that confront construction organisations in Nigeria in terms of technology transfer have received very little empirical studies. This paper, therefore, presents a thorough review of literature on strategic issues and choices that Nigerian construction organisations face in grappling with technology transfer, together with associated challenges. Consideration is also given to what technology transfer actually means to such organisations, and how this is viewed in line with other terms such as innovation. The paper argues and concludes that the challenges that confront construction organisations in Nigeria are multifaceted and likely to impact on their strategic choices. In the same vein, it is also argued that these have implications for researchers attempting to investigate technology transfer practices and strategies in construction organisations in Nigeria in terms of their choice of research strategy and design.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Management in Construction Research Centre (MIC)
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the BUHU 9th International Post Graduate Research Conference
Publisher: University of Salford
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 978-1-905732-64-7
Depositing User: IN Mohd Zin
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 10:48
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:46
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/12818

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