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Research Paper | Mechanical Engineering | Tanzania | Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018
Impact of Stake Holders in Technology Design Life Cycle in Tanzania
Abstract: Technology design lifecycle has a number of aspects embedded on it, in this paper the stakeholders participation in technology development has been made a focal point aspect for effective technology acceptance in the market. There has been great effort in Tanzania for the development technology but with incomplete life cycle. Factor that are affecting the life cycle and the market acceptance pattern are not well understood. Stage gate model for technology development seem to show a sign that this failure can have a link with the stake holders participation. There has been a need of studying the relationship between stake holders participation in technology development and technology life cycle perfection. Structured interviews, questionnaires and observations in R & D organisation, staffs and stakeholders and activities were used to collect data from sources identified. Literatures on engineering design, technology development life cycle and various models for innovation were studied. At the later stage, the model was developed and tested. Factors that were included in the model was the participation of stake holder in processes such as need identification, technology validation process, these factors were found to affect market acceptance. It was noted that the developers of technology are not just the technologist but the whole team of stake holders for that particular technology. The stakeholders participation is vital for effective technology development.
Keywords: Innovation diffusion, Technology life cycle stakeholders
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018,
Pages: 1571 - 1579