An examination of technology transfer: The channels which technology can be transferred to and acquired by recipient organisations in Oman

Al-Ghafri, Hamdan Hamed (1992) An examination of technology transfer: The channels which technology can be transferred to and acquired by recipient organisations in Oman. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This research examines the transfer of technology to Oman and analyses the channels through which technology can be transferred to and acquired by recipient organisations in Oman. The present empirical investigation is intended to contribute to the existing large volume of literature on technological transfer, and highlight the salient factors relating to this process and analyse their impact on Oman as a developing country. In addition, it examines the impact of these factors on the development of national capabilities such as natural resources, educational institutions, and manpower. It was found from the literature review, the empirical findings and the questionnaire that Oman depends on foreign technology and foreign manpower, and lacks indigenous skilled manpower able to operate, monitor and adapt the imported technology. This study concludes that Oman should develop a plan to create and develop local capabilities, to generate technological know-how, and to use indigenous manpower for the benefit of the country. Therefore, the import of technology from advanced countries and the development of indigenous technological infrastructure must be viewed by Omani decision-makers as complementary to one another.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: R Von Zugbach De Sugg
Keywords: Organizational behavior, Information technology
Date of Award: 1992
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1992-71328
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 10:49
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 10:49
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/71328

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