Technology transfer and nationalization In Ghana editions

Stephen, A. (1987) Technology transfer and nationalization In Ghana editions. Documentation. International Development Research Centre, Canada.

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In nationalizing foreign companies, developing countries often do not give adequate consideration ta technological capacity as a major determinant of successful operation. As a result, nationalized companies are often not provided with adequate technical, material, and institutional resources. The effect is intensified when the company has been dependent on a transnational corporation (TNC) for vital inputs. This study of the nationalized timber industry in Ghana, examines the performance of two companies - a TNC subsidiary and a company owned by a resident expatriate. Neglect of technology issues before, during, and after nationalization has meant that expected economic gains cannot be realized, particularly in the case of the former TNC subsidiary. The study concludes that nationalization of subsidiaries may not be a viable economic option where technology transfer has not been accomplished and the state fails ta discharge its owner responsibilities of providing and refurbishing operating resources

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nationalization, technology transfer, nationalized industry, Ghana,timber, woodworking industry, industrial productivity, technology, profitability
Author Affiliation: International Development Research Centre
Subjects: Social Sciences
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2013 08:48
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 08:48

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