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2019 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET)

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Technology transfer -- Libya -- Management, Industries -- Developing countries, Sustainable development -- Libya


International Technology Transfer (ITT) has played a crucial role not only in the industrial growth of developing countries but also in enhancing the competitiveness of their enterprises in the global market. Libya is a North African country that is currently shifting from a strictly petroleum/mineral based economy to a broad-based economy competing with distinct advantages through selecting, planning, and adopting the right technology for the domestic market. This significant transition requires strategic access to global technology transfer. In this paper, a preliminary strategic framework is designed to enhance the sustainability of the ITT process from international donators to the Country of Libya. The research provides a systematic technology transfer process between the donor and recipient, which focuses on ITT challenges in term of barriers and planning. Two principle research questions are proposed to cover these challenges and help to develop a unique strategic framework: What are the most significant barriers for an international technology transfer between developed and developing countries? Moreover, how should the Country of Libya plan strategically to overcome those barriers and achieve sustainable technology receiving and adoption? In this paper, an in-depth literature investigation is used to answer both questions, leading to the development of a sustainable strategic framework that can help improve the ITT process from international donators to the Country of Libya. Additionally, the research highlights recommendations that can help to improve the quality of the technology transfer process itself in an international context.


This is the publisher's final PDF. Copyright 2019 by PICMET. Paper delivered at the 2019 Proceedings of PICMET '19: Technology Management in the World of Intelligent Systems



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