Intermediate institutions and technology transfer in developing countries: the case of the construction industry in Ghana

Osabutey, Ellis L. C. and Croucher, Richard (2018) Intermediate institutions and technology transfer in developing countries: the case of the construction industry in Ghana. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 128 . pp. 154-163. ISSN 0040-1625

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Abstract

There has been an emerging view that the quality of state institutions can influence technology transfer in host countries. The bulk of such studies have ignored the role of intermediate institutions which bridge government and industry. We compare academic and local expert views of how technology and knowledge (T&K) transfer could be enhanced in the developing world, taking the Ghanaian construction industry as an exemplar. The academic argument that the development of strong intermediate institutions is likely to improve T&K policy and practice is explicated. We then investigate expert perceptions of the industry’s T&K transfer problems and their proposed solutions. Their views confirm, but also develop and nuance academic research by suggesting that certain types of intermediate institutions have a more significant role to play than others.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation
Item ID: 23117
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Depositing User: Ellis Osabutey
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 14:22
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 09:28
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23117

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