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New Technology and Challenges of the Blacksmithing Industry in Awka: Implication for Entrepreneurship Development
African Journal of Microfinance and Enterprise Developement (2013)
  • Blessing Onyima, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Nigeria
  • Anigbogu Kingsley
Abstract
The blacksmithing technology is as old as human civilization itself. Indeed the development of
different human civilizations has been linked to the discovery and use of metal to manufacture
tools and implements that supported an agrarian lifestyle. In Awka, Anambra State Nigeria, this
occupation has come under intense threats associated with modernity. The paper attempts a
theoretical analysis of threats associated with modernity as it affects the local blacksmithing
industry, using the skill discretion model as analytical tool.
Keywords
  • Blacksmithing,
  • New Technology,
  • Entrepreneurship,
  • Awka
Publication Date
June 1, 2013
Citation Information
Blessing Onyima and Anigbogu Kingsley. "New Technology and Challenges of the Blacksmithing Industry in Awka: Implication for Entrepreneurship Development" African Journal of Microfinance and Enterprise Developement Vol. 3 Iss. 1 (2013) p. 46 - 56 ISSN: ISSN 2141-9566
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/blessing-onyima/6/