Breaking Impediments to Technology Transfer through Foreign Trained Nationals
James A. Ejiwale

Developing nations need to be aware of the increased pace of technological changes and their effects on global competitiveness that has necessitated the struggle for technological development among developed and the developing nations. Similarly, some of the problems faced today by developing countries due to the economic implications of the technology transferred such as increased dependency on external decisions, the dynamic increase in the monetary cost, and the competitive edge supposedly obtained by foreign firms should be minimized or stopped completely. This could be achieved by transferring the needed technology through the utilization of foreign trained nationals. In this paper, (a) the socio-economic situation of Nigeria, (b) the need for technology transfer, (c) barriers to technology transfer, and (d) the need for foreign trained nationals in transferring appropriate technology to developing nations are discussed and elaborated.

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