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1. Ibrahim, Isa Ali. A theoretical and empirical investigation of the barriers to the adoption of state-of-the-art information systems by Nigerian indigenous oil companies.

Degree: PhD, 2014, Robert Gordon University

Currently, there are 49 indigenous oil companies (INOCs) and 28 marginal fields operators as well as 24 multi-national oil companies (MNOCs) operating in Nigeria. This study on Nigerian INOCs has found them to have inadequate state-of-the-art upstream information systems (IS) for their operations. Prior literature also indicates inadequate research on IS with respect to the INOCs. The sector has been essential to Nigeria due to its contribution of approximately 90% of the export revenues. In addition, at least 89% of the country’s oil is produced by MNOCs while indigenous ones produce a maximum of 11%. This is as a result of many factors, including the upstream IS used by the INOCs. The main objective of the study investigated the significant barriers that limit the adoption of the state-of-the-art upstream IS by the Nigerian INOCs. Furthermore, the relevant literature reveals that the MNOCs have developed and sustained their technological expertise in using the state-of-the-art IS for all of their activities. The developed research questions of the study have been answered by the suitable parts of the research. Data were collected through the interviewing of 6 chosen stakeholders as well as the administration of 200 questionnaires to the relevant stakeholders, and finally, 140 valid questionnaires were retrieved. As a result of the significant differences which existed between the chosen groups of the stakeholders, follow-up interviews were conducted in which 12 stakeholders participated. 6 of them were the same stakeholders interviewed during the first interviews conducted prior to questionnaire-survey. A mixed-method approach was selected and was also triangulated. The study has also used objective statistical tools based on SPSS to critically discover the major obstacles that limit the adoption of the state-of-the-art IS. The study also discovered that the opinions which emerged from the research participants indicated that, cost of some state-of-the-art ICT resources, technical skill, managerial attitude, government policies, government incentives, corruption and insecurity were significant barriers that limit the adoption of state-of-the-art IS by Nigerian INOCs. The study concludes by suggesting the need to invest in sufficient resources, hold meetings between various stakeholders, develop skills in terms of quality and quantity, provide sufficient technical training, reformulate government policy towards the adoption of state-of-the-art IS, provide government incentives to adopt state-of-the-art IS, establish anti-corruption units and improve the safety of the oil workers.

Subjects/Keywords: 020; Nigerian indigenous oil companies; Information systems; Upstream operations; Significant barriers; ICT adoption

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APA (6th Edition):

Ibrahim, I. A. (2014). A theoretical and empirical investigation of the barriers to the adoption of state-of-the-art information systems by Nigerian indigenous oil companies. (Doctoral Dissertation). Robert Gordon University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1030

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ibrahim, Isa Ali. “A theoretical and empirical investigation of the barriers to the adoption of state-of-the-art information systems by Nigerian indigenous oil companies.” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, Robert Gordon University. Accessed July 07, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1030.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ibrahim, Isa Ali. “A theoretical and empirical investigation of the barriers to the adoption of state-of-the-art information systems by Nigerian indigenous oil companies.” 2014. Web. 07 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Ibrahim IA. A theoretical and empirical investigation of the barriers to the adoption of state-of-the-art information systems by Nigerian indigenous oil companies. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Robert Gordon University; 2014. [cited 2020 Jul 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1030.

Council of Science Editors:

Ibrahim IA. A theoretical and empirical investigation of the barriers to the adoption of state-of-the-art information systems by Nigerian indigenous oil companies. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Robert Gordon University; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1030

2. Μακράκης, Εμμανουήλ. Η εκπαίδευση στην Κρήτη 1898-1913: η ιστορία της εκπαίδευσης στους Δήμους Αρκαλοχωρίου και Βιάννου Ηρακλείου κατά την περίοδο της κρητικής πολιτείας.

Degree: 2012, University of Ioannina; Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων

The goal of this PhD thesis is the study of the history of education in the island of Crete during the period of governance of the Cretan State and especially in the region of Arkalohori and Viannos, a period of transition from Autonomy to the Union with Greece. Its usefulness lies in contemporary reality and especially in comprehension, along with the smooth and efficient function of contemporary education system as well as in the better constructing, programming and orientation of education in the future. The rich archival material was investigated with the method of Historical Analysis. The evolutionary course that education follows in the region is approached through the historical, political and socioeconomic context of the time. In the course of the research questions were set and answered such as: What was the planning and which were the targets of the educational policy in Crete? What was the condition of educational infrastructures (classrooms, educational equipment etc.)? What was the level of educational personnel? Was there ageneralization of education and equal treatment of the two sexes? Which were the innovations the State made in teaching subjects and in curricula? Which were the most significant barriers to learning? Conclusions: the State set education as a top priority. The planning of education aimed at fighting illiteracy (a goal the State achieved), the development of folks education, the turn of the populace, through education, towards agriculture, which was the sole economic resource of the island, and finally at the practical orientation of education. With these guidelines the State would achieve the social advancement of individuals as much as advancement, collective progress and prosperity. In addition to the above, a secondary goal was for education to contribute towards the Union with Greece. The educational and pedagogical level of teaching personnel was low. TheState set exams to dismiss those unfit for the profession and took good care of the education of the rest by establishing practical exercises and teaching conferences, while pedagogical departments were initially founded in high schools and later on a teacher's school. The educational policy of the State was multifarious and active. Education became widespread and obligatory for both sexes, the school network was expanded, while the State was also interested in equality and egalitarianism through education between Christians and Muslims. Curricula were affected by the Kingdom of Greece, there were though innovative subjects, such as: local history and geography, agricultural lessons for boys, while for girls there were various lessons such as: floriculture, sericulture, tailoring, knitting, cooking, household management and pedagogic lessons. Moreover school hygiene and the duties of a constitutional citizen for both sexes were among the subjects taught.There were also innovative measures such as the enactment of high six-class schools and the establishment of two six year education and training cycles. Education during the…

Subjects/Keywords: Σχεδιασμός και στόχοι της εκπαιδευτικής πολιτικής στην Κρήτη; Κατάσταση των υποδομών; Επίπεδο εκπαιδευτικού προσωπικού; Γενίκευση της εκπαίδευσης; Ίση αντιμετώπιση των δύο φύλων; Καινοτομίες της πολιτείας στα διδακτικά αντικείμενα και στα αναλυτικά προγράμματα; Σπουδαιότερα εμπόδια στη μάθηση; Planning and the targets of the educational policy in Crete; Condition of educational infrastructures; Level of educational personnel; Generalization of education; Equal treatment of the two sexes; Innovations the state made in teaching subjects and in curricula; The most significant barriers to learning

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APA (6th Edition):

Μακράκης, . . (2012). Η εκπαίδευση στην Κρήτη 1898-1913: η ιστορία της εκπαίδευσης στους Δήμους Αρκαλοχωρίου και Βιάννου Ηρακλείου κατά την περίοδο της κρητικής πολιτείας. (Thesis). University of Ioannina; Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/28467

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Μακράκης, Εμμανουήλ. “Η εκπαίδευση στην Κρήτη 1898-1913: η ιστορία της εκπαίδευσης στους Δήμους Αρκαλοχωρίου και Βιάννου Ηρακλείου κατά την περίοδο της κρητικής πολιτείας.” 2012. Thesis, University of Ioannina; Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Accessed July 07, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/28467.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Μακράκης, Εμμανουήλ. “Η εκπαίδευση στην Κρήτη 1898-1913: η ιστορία της εκπαίδευσης στους Δήμους Αρκαλοχωρίου και Βιάννου Ηρακλείου κατά την περίοδο της κρητικής πολιτείας.” 2012. Web. 07 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Μακράκης . Η εκπαίδευση στην Κρήτη 1898-1913: η ιστορία της εκπαίδευσης στους Δήμους Αρκαλοχωρίου και Βιάννου Ηρακλείου κατά την περίοδο της κρητικής πολιτείας. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Ioannina; Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων; 2012. [cited 2020 Jul 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/28467.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Μακράκης . Η εκπαίδευση στην Κρήτη 1898-1913: η ιστορία της εκπαίδευσης στους Δήμους Αρκαλοχωρίου και Βιάννου Ηρακλείου κατά την περίοδο της κρητικής πολιτείας. [Thesis]. University of Ioannina; Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/28467

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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