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Impact Factors of Strategic Technology Alliances in the Nigerian Telecommunications Industry
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Volume 4, 2017
Issue 3 (June)
Pages: 17-24   |   Vol. 4, No. 3, June 2017   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Ajao Blessing Funke, Department of Science Policy Research and Innovation Studies, National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
[2]
Oyebisi Timothy Oyedepo, Department of African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation (AISPI), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
[3]
Aderemi Helen Olubunmi, Department of Management and Accounting, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
[4]
Olomu Michael Oluwaseun, Department of Science Policy Research and Innovation Studies, National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
[5]
Atoyebi Musiliyu Kunle, Department of Science Policy Research and Innovation Studies, National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Abstract
The study examined the factors influencing the implementation of strategic technology alliances among telecommunications service providers in Nigeria. The study covered all the Global System for Mobile Communication firms, the Code Division Multiple Access firms and the telecommunications service vendors in Nigeria. The results revealed that socio-cultural, geographical, economic and political factors influenced the firms" engagement in strategic technology alliances, while technological factors that drove firms into strategic technology alliances were investment in machinery, on-job trainings and educational background of the staffs in the firms. The regression analysis showed that none of the socio-cultural, political, economic, technological and geographical factors considered in the study totally explained the reasons for why telecommunications firms" engage in strategic technology alliances. The study concludes that the competitiveness and the prevalence of product differentiation in the industry contribute to the reason why they go or do not alliance with one another.
Keywords
Strategic Alliance, GSM, CDMA, Technology, Telecommunications, Service
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