Technology Transfer and Economic Growth in Sub-Sahara African Countries

Lessons from East Asia

  • Nathaniel O. Agola

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This book provides a pragmatic analytical model grounded on the solid idea that technologies and the accompanying implementation efforts only make sense if they are successfully deployed in markets. The analytical model also provides an exhaustive analysis of all critical variables at the global, regional and national levels, which contribute to failure or success of technology transfer efforts. The model is validated by an incisive analysis of technology transfer experiences of Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (province of China), and Malaysia. While this book finds that these East Asian countries have had both diverging and converging models, and experiences with technology transfer, the enduring and fundamental aspects of technology transfer in specific industrial sectors and economic growth in these countries is then used to draw lessons for African countries.

This book therefore is a timely and compelling piece of research work that provides valuable answers to the increasingly urgent question of how African countries can industrialize through technology transfer to meet their economic development and growth ideals.


Africa Looking East Africa and East Asian Economies Technology Capacity Building Technology Transfer in Africa Technology and Economic Growth

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  • Nathaniel O. Agola
    • 1
  1. 1.Doshisha UniversityKyotoJapan

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