Sociology and Resistance to Change Impact on Technology Acquisition in Developing Country: Case Study in Nigeria

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SOCIOLOGY AND RESISTANCE TO CHANGE IMPACT ON TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRY: CASE STUDY IN NIGERIA by Student’s Name Code+ course name Professor’s name University name City, State Date Introduction Throughout the world, efforts to promote social changes are susceptible to resistance. Many people are frightened by the rapid technological and scientific innovations that are perceived to bring negative impact on the social formations. Moreover, any society can consist of people contended with the state of things, and those who want to maintain the status quo. People with vested interests attached to the current status are most likely to suffer for social changes. Therefore, they would resist anything that seems to disrupt the state of things. Even in advanced and developed countries, people are known to resist attempts to change the social foundations. One of the underlying factors to resistance to social change is the economic and cultural interests vested in the things that are supposed to change. Resistance to change can be expressed in the form of protests against the government or pressure to change laws or regulations. In many instances, social resistance is revealed through groups or communities with vested interests in the pretext of protecting their culture. In Nigeria, social resistance has been manifested in many circumstances. This was demonstrated when the government renamed the University of Lagos after a former prominent politician and businessman, Chief Moshood Abiola. It was being done to honor his sacrifice and pursuit for justice. However, the University community came out to resist this change through demonstrations and pressure on the government. Technological changes have also met with resistance in certain economic sectors in the country. This paper discusses the sociology and resistance to change in

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