The topic of this research work is challenges of management in
Technological Development in Nigeria Aluminium industry was used as case study.
The research was divided into five chapters.
Chapter one starts by
introducing the topic of the study. It goes further to explain why the
study is important. Although all companies in Nigeria as a whole make up
the study area, however for reason explain therein, the scope in limited to
Enugu and also one company Aliminium Manufacturing Company (ALMACO). Limitation
that hindered the smooth conduct of the study were also enumerated.
Chapter two focuses to what other people, both Nigerians and people of other
lands have written about management and technology both problems and challenges
there from. It goes further to explain what is written by individuals as
constituting the implication of technological endencies and the need for
challenges and also the constraint on technological development in Nigeria.
Chapter three treats the
research design, area of study, population of study, sample determination,
source of data collection and instrument for collecting data.
Chapter four is where the data were presented and analyzed under the leading
data presentation and analysis therefore acts as the prelude to chapter five
which is a very important chapter.
Chapter five contains discussion of findings which will explain the out come of
the study, what has been found as being problems and challenges posed by
technological development in ALUMACO.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Background of the
Statement of the
Purpose of the study
Scope of the study
Significance of the
Review of Related
The nature of technological
Technological development in
The management of technological
Managing technological development
Summary of literature
Research design and
Area of study
Population of the
Sample and sampling procedure technique
Source of data
Instrument for data
Method of data
Data presentation and
Presentation and analysis of
Discussions, recommendation and
Discussion of results /
Human societies as the develop envolve technique, methods and
strategies that enable them master their environment and ensure that
survival. To the materials available to than, they apply these
techniques, methods and strategies to achieve a mix that optimally serves their
need within the limits of their perception. As their awareness increases
and new materials are discovered the limits of these perception widen.
Better procedures are found
adapting action to circumstances and means to ends. Inevitably, a cidre
of people emerge to perpetuate and guarantee the application of these
discoveries. Improved techniques for betterment of that society
results. This process depicts a unique relationship between three key
elements technology, management and development.
OF THE STUDY
Technologies are some of the ways in which a social group provides
itself with the materials objects of its civilization. More closely
defined, technology is the body of skills knowledge and procedures for making,
using and doing useful things the techniques for accomplishing recognized
By this definition, technology
transcends the technical artifacts (machines, factories etc) by which it is
often associated and goes on to embrace the simple ways by which primitive
cultures tend for themselves as tey strive to surive in hostile natural
environment. Drucker’s 1968 P.66 views technology as the craft and
science of any organized human activity.
Management will be considered
The process and activity of carrying out the task of ensuring that a number
diverse activites are performed in such a way that a defined objectives is
achieved especially the task of creating and maintaining condition in which
desired objectives are achieved by the combined efforts of a group of people
using limited resources.
And as the group of people within an organization who are primarily concerned
with the management of the activities of that organization.
As a process and activity,
management is concerned with the provision, and development of resources be it
men, materials or money, as a group of people, it is the institution vested
with responsibility, power and authority to perform the tasks implied by the
process, such tasks are performed with which the enter prise interacts.
Within these environments lie the challenges of development and change.
Advance learners dictionary
defines development as “the process or state of causing things to grow larger,
further or more mature and organized, of unfolding things”. Thus between
the fast and present things develop. Development take place, as the
present becomes the future.
Development is characterized by change, by a break in continuity, a
rearrangement, or break through. Something different emerges and
relationship are restructured, demands increase and challenges arise.
Consequently, problems of adjustiment are created and attachments to things and
Derek French and Heather seqard
dictionary of management, (pan books Ltd London, 1975) p. 247 Loc. Cit, A.S
Hornby etal. Oxford Advanced learners Dictionary of Englush (ELBS and
Oxford university press, London, 1973) P. 239.
Technologies change, methods change, people change and organizations
change as human beings try to do things better to grow and to improve.
These changes interact with each other and with the environment to produce muse
change and developments. Within this general frame work of definitions
and delineations, the researcher will find out the implications and challenges
of technological development for managers operating within Nigeria.
It must be admitted that even though technology and management have significant
universal characteristic individually and in their interrelationships most of
their effects have meaning and importance only when considered against
particular socio-cultural backgrounds. Technological development and its
management necessarily imply different things in Nigeria as distinct form other
countries and culture.
The challenges differ and the required managerial action must reflect the
OF THE PROBLEM
To satisfy the inquiring nature of this study the following
pertiment questions are posited or asked.
Does technology require effectively managed organization for its exploitation
is efficient management a prerequisite for technological development in
is political instability and inadequate security a hindrance to technological
development in Nigeria?
what are the influences of social, economic and environmental factors on
technologies development in Nigeria?
OF THE STUDY
In reading the importance of the advancement in technology to any
organization, the fundamental question that arises is how can an organization
be managed so as to tap or exploit this intricate and sophisticated
technology. Therefore the aim of this work are;
To identify the implications of current technological tendencies and needs for
to identify the challenges and problems posed by technological development for
to identify if any the advancement of management technological development
exist in Nigeria.
finally, proffering possible ways in which they could adapt to him in the tight
of current conditions and trends.
OF THE STUDY
Research on this topic is virtually like conducting a social
research since it involves dealing with people and finding their way of doing
things that is how they tackle and handle indicate and sophisticated technology
of the research work. It scope covers a wide global range of the country
(Nigeria) in pursuance of technological development of Aluminium industries.
OF THE STUDY
This study will provide an opportunity for any manager who is
already in the field or who is coming into the field who may read it to
appreciate what development in technology is all about, the problems and
challenges posed by this technological development for Nigeria management.
Finally, proffering possible solutions to the problems, the acquaintances with
all the issues to be raised with all things being equal will ginger the enthusiasm
of many more managers in the direction with the consequent favourable chain
effect festering rapid development in technology.
1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS
It is the body of skill, knowledge and procedures for making using and doing useful
things the techniques for accomplishing recognized purposes.
Management: this is the process and activity of carrying out task of
ensuring that a number diverse activities are performed in such a way that a
defined objectives is achieved.
Development: is the process or state of causing things to grow longer,
further or more mature and organized unfolding things.
Environmental conditions: it is the condition that necessitate a group of
functions or the personnel who carry activities out in an environment
(organisation0 to provide autonym to either labour or ownership.
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