Technology Transfer in Construction and Management: A Case for Nigeria Construction and Management Sectors

Iroegbu Udochukwu Frank, Rong DU, Batool Hira, Iroegbu Ikechukwu Paul, Chia Emmanuel Tungom

Abstract


The main aim of the study is investigating the trends in partnership between China and Nigeria, the contribution of partnership for economic development and technology transfer. In addition, the study will investigate the challenges to effective technology transfer associated with the construction and management sectors. The data for the research was retrieved from secondary data. Some of the sources of data comprise of publications, peer-reviewed journals, reports by government agencies, published books and trusted websites such as Nigerian Bureau of Statistics. From the research, it was stated that the partnership between Nigeria and China encourages growth of innovation and technology sharing. In addition, technology transfer allows the effective performance of the local talents and skills that are crucial in the expansion of the industry. However, despite these benefits, there are still challenges that limit the effective transfer of technology. The challenges cited comprises of high corruption cases that limit the effective implementation of policies, poor commitment of Chinese firms in hiring local management and professionals in management and construction, and Chinese firms acquiring raw products from China that are cheap and of different characteristic making it difficult for efficient transfer of technology from China to Nigeria. Future research should seek effective methods of increasing technology diffusion in Nigeria.


Keywords


Nigeria; China; Technology transfer; FDI; Government policy; Construction and industry; Construction and management

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