Technology Transfer and Industrial Linkages for Entrepreneurial Development: A Study of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, Lagos Nigeria (Published)
This study examined the relationship between technology transfer and industrial linkages in the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, Lagos Nigeria. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey research design. Primary data was generated through structured questionnaire. The population for the study was fifty-three (53) employees in Technology Transfer Division and Industrial Linkages Division. The entire population was used as a sample size the population was small hence indicating a census. The reliability of the instrument was achieved by the use of the Cronbach Alpha coefficient with all the items scoring above 0.70. The hypothesis was tested using the Spearman’s Rank Order Correlation Coefficient with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 23.0. The test was carried out at a 95% confidence interval and a 0.05 level of significance. The finding revealed that there is a significant relationship between technology transfer and industrial linkages in the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, Lagos Nigeria. The study recommends that Research Institute-industry linkages are essential for stimulating technology transfer in Nigeria. Therefore, there is a need to improve the linkage between Research Institute-industry linkages in technology transfer.
Citation:Grace Ijeoma Okoronkwo, Anthony Agalaba; Aaron Onyekachi; Falokun Oladayo (2022) Technology Transfer and Industrial Linkages for Entrepreneurial Development: A Study of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, Lagos Nigeria, European Journal of Business and Innovation Research, Vol.10, No.3, pp. 39-53
Cell Phone Disposal and Strategic Evaluation of Electronic Waste Management in Kenya, a Case of Mobile Phone Dealers in Kisumu County (Published)
Strategic evaluation of electronic waste and cell phone disposal was conducted by the researchers in Kisumu County, Kenya. The researcher sought information from both the published and unpublished documents for the review. The study established that there is strong relationship between effective strategic evaluation management and cell phone disposal. The researchers concluded that there is need for the government to establish free shops in Kenya to bring the electronic wastes from the dumping sites to their proper disposal.
The leather industry holds a significant position in the agricultural sub-sector in Kenya. The industry has a high potential to make products of high quality that can address socio economic problems, and create employment and wealth. The success of the industry depends on value addition, which unfortunately has been minimal, and most of Kenya’s exports have been in the form of unprocessed raw hides and skins. As a result, the industry has not realized its full potential. The objective of this study was to investigate factors affecting value addition in the leather industry in Kenya. Adopting a case study design, the study focused on the influence of capacity building, technology, finance and quality control on value addition. The study population consisted of both incubatees and graduate incubatees of Leather Development Centre in Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute. The findings show that the industry is characterised by low capacity building, and unskilled employees take long to upgrade their skills on the job. The industry uses old technology, does not practice expeditious machine upgrade; and repairs and maintenance are quite slow. Further, the leather industry is inadequately financed, and quality is compromised because of unavailability of affordable chemical inputs. The study recommends that in order to increase value addition, manufacturers need to invest resources with a view to upgrading their human capital and technology. The different players in the industry should analyse weaknesses in the present national policy framework, and address the loopholes that exist.