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  • Mr Usman Alkali

    PhD: A paradigm shift from Resource-Based Economy to Knowledge-Based Economy: the Role of University-Industry Interactions in Nigeria

    Business and Management

    Oxford Brookes Business School

    Usman Alkali

    Phone number: +447404640594

    Email: 15023878@brookes.ac.uk

    Location: Oxford

    Mode of StudyFull-Time
    SupervisorsDr Sola Adesola, Prof Pritam Singh
    Research Abstract

    A Paradigm Shift from Resource-Based Economy to Knowledge-Based Economy; the Roles of the University-Industry-Government Interaction in Nigeria

    My PhD research is on the over dependency on the oil sector in Nigeria by pointing to the need to consider the alternative perspective of building the economy of the country.  For the past two decades, the country has been operating a mono commodity-based economy with about 90% of revenues from the oil sector. To counter this over-dependence, Nigeria launched various development plans since independence in the 1960s. The more recent development plans were integrated into Vision 20:20:20 which is a long-term intent to launch Nigeria onto a path of social and economic progress and fast-track the development of an economically prosperous Nigeria. This study seeks to advocate for a paradigm shift from a mono-sectoral dependence to a knowledge-based economy, exploring the roles of the interaction between Universities–Industries-Government in Nigeria. The study aims to investigate the existence or otherwise of the trilateral relations, the factors that motivate the interactions and how this interaction drives innovation. The study has the potential to make a theoretical and practical contributions to knowledge and stimulate a strong policy formulation in Nigeria and other developing countries.