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Title:Transfer of technology: the Nigerian case
Authors:Okpoko, A. IkechukwuISNI
Ezeadichie, E. Uche
Periodical:West African Journal of Archaeology
Geographic term:Nigeria
Abstract:This paper appraises the efforts made so far in technological transfer to Africa (particularly Nigeria) and suggests ways of improving the transfer of technology, drawing on instances with a Nigerian cultural background and on foreign experiences. Nigeria's slowness in achieving full-scale industrialization can be attributed to a number of social, cultural, political and economic factors, and the colonial experience should no longer be an excuse for lack of industrial growth. Innovative effort and capability on the part of citizens and proper encouragement by governments are the basic prerequisites for proper technological growth. Local conditions, especially cultural and natural environments, must be seriously considered in any attempt at technological takeoff. Bibliogr.