Management, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Aug  2018, Pages 117-132; DOI: 10.31058/j.mana.2018.24010 10.31058/j.mana.2018.24010

Misleading Leadership on Technology Development in Developing Countries

, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Aug  2018, Pages 117-132.

DOI: 10.31058/j.mana.2018.24010

Mohammad Naghi Shahidi 1*

1 Professor of International Marketing Management & Td, Management Department International School of Management (ISM), Paris, France

Received: 29 November 2017; Accepted: 25 May 2018; Published: 30 October 2018

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Progress of technology (PT) is a long-term investment in the future, serving as the cornerstone for innovation-driven growth and development. PT in developing countries faces of several barriers which are classified in this research as structural (including lack of R&D infrastructures, inappropriate systems and policies, weak leaderships, lack of management freedom) and situational (including inaccurate political and managerial systems, rules, and regulations). This research tries to shade light on the nature of the barriers and look for the ways to overcome. Top leaderships in these countries instead dressing a clear long term strategic plan to pursue PT, are eager of power and pursue their own personal ambitions. Most of them just ignore and don’t focus on PT; even if they want to do so, because of weak leadership, lack of knowledge and experience they don’t have any clue how to dress the issue. They most often are misleading PT.


Leadership, Progress of Technology, R&D Infrastructure, Industrial Policies, Management Freedom, Structural, Situational Barriers


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