Learning from China? Manufacturing, Investment, and Technology Transfer in Nigeria

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09 May 2016
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 Learning from China? Manufacturing, Investment, and Technology Transfer in Nigeria was published by The SAIS China-Africa Research Initiative on April 12th. 

The paper examines new trends of Chinese foreign direct investment and technology transfer in Nigeria's manufacturing sector, and evaluates their potential to catalyze further industrialization. The findings indicate some limited, but significant cases of technology transfer between Chinese and Nigerian partners, particularly in the automobile assembly and other light manufacturing industries where government policies have served to encourage Chinese investment through import substitution. There is a greater role for policy in facilitating the participation of local Nigerian industry through strategic Chinese partnerships, to leverage theses relationships to foster and accelerate processes of technology transfer.