BaxleyR_Assignment5_MMIS525-2 - Raising the Bar: Developing...

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Raising the Bar: Developing the Necessary Technology, Skills and Knowledge of Developing Country Nationals (Citizens) to utilize MIS processes and procedures to minimize risk I. Problem (Thesis) Statement Utilizing standardized MIS processes, tools, techniques, and procedures which have been widely developed and tested in developed economies should be the basis for which nationals of developing countries are trained and mentored to affect a positive outcome for implementing successful projects. II. Research Questions 1. How are nationals in a developing country currently trained to perform technical management functions? 2. Is mentoring a widely practiced concept? 3. Are the current training programs effective? III. Purpose Statement With this study the writer hopes to contribute to the general understanding of the technical management practices which are currently in wide use in developing countries by identifying areas for possible improvement to increase the effectiveness and the outcomes of a project. IV. Methods The intent of this Thesis is to study the importance of training programs, technical management processes and mentoring programs for insights in to understanding best practices and areas for process improvement. Two studies using subjects from North Africa, the Middle Eastern region and Asian Sub-Continent will be used to do this, a survey study and a qualitative interview study. V. Literature Review A number of articles and research papers were reviewed in the context of this thesis. The focus for the review was on recent international studies of current best practices in various countries as it relates to developing country knowledge and skills of Management and Technology. A. Knowledge Transfer The knowledge transfer value of the industrial technology innovation alliance is closely relative to the stability or instability of the alliance. (Jiang and Zu, 2010). The paper analyses the relevant issues about knowledge transfer and accumulation of technical innovation capabilities in technology alliances designed to improve technical innovation capabilities. Knowledge transfer is the most key step and central task in technology alliances. (Zhang, 2009)
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2012 for the course MMIS 525 taught by Professor Karlenesanborn during the Fall '12 term at Friends University.

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BaxleyR_Assignment5_MMIS525-2 - Raising the Bar: Developing...

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