The Dynamics of Corporate Technology Transfer to Nigeria
The story of human development, from the earliest times to this day, has centred on the quest for a more comfortable life on earth. The challenges which this quest has posed for humanity are many, but they could, in summary, be said to entail the necessity of taming the natural environment to serve the material wants of society. Humanity has come a long way from the period when elementary instruments such as fashioned stones were the main medium by which people sought to eke out a living from nature. Today, much of humanity enjoys a technological capability which far exceeds what was attained by early man (Landes, 1969). This is so in spite of the fact that technology and technological capability is unevenly distributed in the modern world (Stewart, 1979).
KeywordsTechnology Transfer Technological Capability Fixed Asset Colonial State International Technology Transfer
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