Global Manufacturing Technology Transfer: Africa-USA Strategies, Adaptations, and Management presents practical strategies for developing and sustaining manufacturing technology transfers. It is particularly useful for helping developing nations achieve and sustain a solid footing of economic development through manufacturing. The book examines Africa and USA trade relations to demonstrate how modern technology innovation strategies can be developed and harmonized to keep a nation moving forward economically. It then explores how to advance existing technical relationships through new and updated approaches.
The book uses the case and template of trade relations of Africa and the United States to demonstrate how technology innovation strategies can be developed and harmonized to keep a nation moving forward economically. The author discusses project management tools, highlights manufacturing as the foundation for economic development, and explores lessons learned. He details a systems approach, covering both qualitative and quantitative tools and techniques. Although focusing on Africa-USA technology transfer, the concepts are applicable to other technology transfer relationships.
Africa is poised to assume a leading role in global manufacturing. However, the foundation for doing so successfully will depend on the development and sustainability of a reliable manufacturing infrastructure in Africa. A key requirement for this will be new and innovative mechanisms for technology transfer. This book gives you the strategies required to address each technology transfer path as well as new innovative approaches for developing and transferring new technology.
Table of Contents
Systems View of the Manufacturing World. Industrialization through Manufacturing. Africa’s Emerging Markets. Global Information for Industrial Development. Manufacturing or Service Industry. Manufacturing Processes and Systems. Manufacturing Technology Processes. Manufacturing Technology Transfer Strategies. Technology Performance Economics. Manufacturing Competitiveness in Africa. Industry-University Collaboration. Project Management for Technology Transfer. Nigeria’s Industrialization Case Example. Technology System for Sustainable Development. Technology Adoption. Technology Transfer Risk Management. Appendix: Glossary of Technology Terms. Index.
Adedeji B. Badiru is the dean and senior academic officer for the Graduate School of Engineering and Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Dayton, Ohio. He holds a BS degree in industrial engineering, an MS degree in mathematics, an MS degree in industrial engineering from Tennessee Technological University, and a PhD in industrial engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is responsible for planning, directing, and controlling all operations related to granting doctoral and master’s degrees, professional continuing cyber education, and research and development programs. Badiru was previously professor and head of systems engineering and management at AFIT; professor and department head of industrial & information engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee; and professor of industrial engineering and dean of University College at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. He is a registered professional engineer, a certified project management professional, a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. His areas of interest include mathematical modeling, systems efficiency analysis, and high-tech product development. He is the author of more than 30 books, 35 book chapters, 75 technical journal articles, and 115 conference proceedings and presentations. He also has published 30 magazine articles and 20 editorials and periodicals. He is a member of several professional associations and scholastic honor societies. Badiru has won several awards for his teaching, research, and professional accomplishments.