Impact Factors of Strategic Technology Alliances in the Nigerian Telecommunications Industry
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.
Strategic Alliance, GSM, CDMA, Technology, Telecommunications, Service
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