THE IMPACT OF RESEARCH FINDINGS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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THE IMPACT OF RESEARCH FINDINGS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIAN BREWERIES PLC

ABSTRACT

This research work was done primarily to examine the contribution of the impact of research findings in the performance of manufacturing industry to the development of the economy as indicated by growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), it also sought to find out the level of awareness and mode of accessibility of research findings by the manufacturing industry.  The theoretical time of the study to situate it in the context of relevant studies was carried out comprising of the study background, objectives research question/hypothesis significant and profit of the manufacturing industry (NB Plc) under study was written up.  The data used  were both primary and secondary data although primary data was to a limited extent. The data was analyzed using regression analysis and the coefficient of correlation techniques. The findings of the study revealed that the growth in the manufacturing industry greatly depend on the level of the impact of the research findings in the performance of the manufacturing industry which also was positive growth in the economy generally. The study also revealed that there are still a lot of research findings yet to be accessed by the manufacturing industry due to poor publicity etc. Finally, the study revealed that centralization of research work yield more and better findings than decentralized ones hence some individual private companies abandon most of their research works half way, due to huge amount of resource (fund) involved.