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Title:Vehicle Assembly Plants in Nigeria as a Means of Technology Transfer/Acquisition: A Preliminary Assessment
Author:Diaku, Kwuakam
Periodical:Africa Development: A Quarterly Journal of CODESRIA (ISSN 0850-3907)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Abstract:This article is in the main concerned with the nature of economic co-operation, for purposes of technology transfer/acquisition, between foreign technical partners and the Nigerian government. The thrust of analysis is on the performance of the Peugeot and Volkswagen Assembly Plants of Nigeria in transferring technology to Nigerians by developing, through linkages, local parts and components manufacturing capacities and the integration of their products as local contents in the assembly operations. Sections: Introduction - The background of the assembly plants - Terms of the collaboration agreement - Local production of parts and components; first stage investigations - Sources of the spare parts marketed - Second stage investigation on local contents of Peugeot Automobiles of Nigeria (PAN) and Volkswagen of Nigeria (VWON) - Findings - Causes of the poor performance - Conclusion. Graph., notes, sum. in French, tab.