Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2754

Full Length Research Paper

Modeling technology transfer for petroleum industry in Libya: An overview

A. S. Mohamed1*, S. M. Sapuan2, M. M. H. Megat Ahmad3, A. M. S. Hamouda4 and B. T. Hang Tuah Bin Baharudin5
1Institute of Advanced Technology, University Putra Malaysia, 43400, UPM Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. 2Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University Putra Malaysia. 43400, UPM Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. 3Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, UPNM 43400, UPM Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Kem Sungai Besi, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 4Mechanical and Industry System Engineering, College of Engineering Qatar University, P. O. Box 2713 Doha, Qatar. 5Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University Putra Malaysia. 43400, UPM Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 27 October 2009
  •  Published: 31 January 2010

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to review and criticize the accessible literature of technology transfer (TT). To reduce the literature to convenient proportions, the focus would be on literature on modeling of technology transfer in the diverse industry sectors. The foremost purpose of the paper was to put forward an appropriate conceptual TT model in the context of Libyan oil industry. Uncertainly, foreign companies operating in Libyan petroleum industry may possibly transfer technology provided certain conditions. However, imported petroleum technology might not essentially be transferred flawlessly .The paper begins by examining the factors accommodated in each model believed to influence the TT process effectiveness. Based on our review, the conceptual model derived to include key factors of TT to evaluate TT performance, and examine interrelations between TT government support, TT infrastructure, TT environment, and TT learning capability.

 

Key words: Technology transfer, petroleum industry, Libya, modeling.