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Title: Constraints of industrialization and technology transfer in Ghana
Authors: Asuako, Enoch Larson
Issue Date: 12-Jul-2015
Abstract: Industrialization and Technology Transfer (TT) are important for the socio-economic development of any country. Successful Technology Transfer (TT) was a key factor in the rapid industrialization of the newly industrialized economies (NIEs) of Asia. Ghana‟s inability to develop industrially is due in part, to the lack of effective technology transfer beneficial to the industrial sectors of its economy. The objective of this thesis was to identify constraints of industrialization and technology transfer in Ghana. The study made use of a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and interviews in collecting data. The study reveals that, the lack of national priority areas for effective technology transfer, inadequate science and technology infrastructure, insufficient research and development (R&D) initiatives, under developed entrepreneurial skills, and inadequate R&D funding are collectively hindering successful transfer in Ghana. Furthermore, low technology adoption and diffusion in critical sectors of manufacturing industry among others are some of the constraints that the study found.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE. 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7498
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