RESEARCH PROPOSAL 2
City and State
Date of submission
Investigating The Correlation Between Growing African Software Engineers and The Rise of Talent Outsourcing in Nigeria and Kenya. The Andela Story
Technology advancement has triggered innovation and invention practices that have steered the emergence of skillful talents useful in industrial production practices. When comparing ancient and postmodern technology, a lot has changed, especially when you determine the quality of goods produced by various production industries (Belcourt, 2016). The challenge existing in technology is the shortage of experts who are fully skilled with technological linguistic skills. Indeed, there has been increased quantity and quality of goods and services produced in the market. It is true technology that people have evolved entrepreneurial practices to produce goods and services that meet people’s tastes and preferences. My research will investigate software engineers in Africa, basing more examination to Nigeria and Kenya talent outsourcing under Andela’s story. In 2014, four online professionals started Andela as a training zone in the United States that equipped software developers with skills to fit different market technology opportunities. The opinion developed by the four online professionals who worked in business recruitment and education was meant to enable global companies to overcome the extreme shortage of software developers (Zuckerberg, 2016). Therefore, Andela company was not an initiative of the government of the United States but a private company that four professionals who aimed to eradicate the problem of shortage of software engineers experienced by global companies. The company’s headquarters are located in the United States and opened its first office in Rwanda governed by a Nigerian director. Later, the company opened its offices in Kenya and Nigeria. The financial stability of the company was depended on eternal funding.
Developing a deeper understanding of the current state of outsourcing software technology talents in Kenya and Nigeria. There is a need to take a cumulative study from the Andela company. The company depicts how the world market demands technological labor and shifting changes experienced in the labor market. Andela tries to give a detailed view on rising African software engineers and the increased outsourcing of talents. Discussing outsourcing means that companies are hiring new experts who are not working as their employees to perform different tasks that their employees could perform. The company reported having trained 250 juniors in Nigeria and 177 in Kenya (Zuckerberg, 2016). My research will keenly study the relationship between growing software engineers in Africa and increased talent outsourcing in Kenya and Nigeria.
The research will develop a keen consideration and study between Kenya and Nigeria to deeply investigate the continued growth of software engineers. When discussing the growth of software engineers, there is a need to aim at the current software engineers from the ancient period through using statical data available. I will keenly need to evaluate the demand of software engineers in the previous years and this year to ascertain the increase which has caused outsourcing in different companies. However, I will study and investigate the trends of companies announcing and employing software engineers on short-term tenders to provide technological services that their employees will not provide. Studying outsourcing and the growth of software engineers will aim in Kenya and Nigeria, respectively. I will employ existing statistical data concerning software engineers’ demand in Kenya and Nigeria and their increased levels. However, I will investigate the increased software engineers between Andela statistical data and different data obtained from companies between the two counties. My research will gather data from existing sources and enter the research field to gather more information from companies outsourcing talent strategies to examine the decrease or increase of software engineers. The research will eventually a detailed review of the collected data and answered questions concerning previously researched years. I will aim to collect data in Kenya Andela offices and other 20 companies to identify skilled outsourcing talents to carry out interviews and provision of survey questionnaires to gather more information about talent outsourcing and the growth of software engineers in Kenya and Nigeria. My research will reflect the future demand of software engineers in the labor market that uses technology.
Justification of Andela’s story towards training competent software engineers to fit different employment opportunities in Kenya and Nigeria will be the first objective. However, Andela’s story will enable investigation on how to market labor requires technological experts who are insufficient. Another objective for the research is to attain a relationship between software engineers in Africa, especially Kenya and Nigeria. A detailed study will examine the features that software engineers in Nigeria and Kenya share by examining their skills demand in the labor market. The research will determine the rate of increased outsourcing of technological talents in Kenya and Nigeria. However, the research will Investigate existing data about the shifting demand of software engineers and their number about the future demand. Therefore, the research will also aim at predicting the future technology labor market. The objective of determining the relationship between software engineers in Africa, demand in the labor market, outsourcing increased levels regarding Kenya and Nigeria tries to give a clear depiction of Andela’s story that has detected the shortage of technical experts in postmodern developed industries. Despite the software experts providing services on a short-term contract basis. The research will determine and examine the rationale of increasing software engineers in Kenya and Nigeria as African countries and continued outsourcing due to the postmodern industrial movement that has kicked off its pace in African countries.
The research will deeply examine if software engineers are increasing in Africa, specifically Kenya and Nigeria, serving as the preventatives of the Africa continent. Therefore, the research will critically examine how software engineers are growing in Kenya and Nigeria apart from determining their increase. However, the study will answer the question regarding outsourcing talents in the labor market to serve different technological functions. Therefore, understanding whether the increased use of technology in different production schemes has caused increased outsourcing will be determined. However, there will be questioning on whether Andela’s story is relevant and effective in meeting technology labor demand by training people to learn technical skills that fit the labor market. Generally, the research will ascertain and answer the question if software engineering is growing in terms of skills that fit the labor technology market or not. That will take keen consideration to Kenya and Nigeria. Then the final questions will be, what does it mean when outsourcing is currently in Kenya and Nigeria looking for new talents that meet job demands under the field of technology. The research questions will generally in the position to investigate the relevance of the technical training to individuals.
The research that is cumulatively investigating the growth of software engineers in Africa and outsourcing that is experienced in Kenya and Nigeria in connection with Andela’s story is more important and effective and studying the labor market. We can’t understand how the labor market shifts from one phase to another without analyzing the labor that employers are looking for. When there is outsourcing in Kenya and Nigeria, there is a clear elaboration that existing talents in various positions are going to be outdated (Singh, 2015). Therefore, studying the concept of outsourcing creates a rationale that new skills and talents are missing in the labor market. New skills, especially technological skills, are demanded and traditional production methods will be outdated very soon. The research rationale is also determining the growth of software engineers in Africa with knowledge and skills that are effective in the labor market. Based on their number and level of skills. Therefore, investigating if their skills are increasing and advancing to meet the market demands. However, the research has the rationale of determining why companies need to come up with training programs that equip workers with the knowledge and skills required in different working positions. The research will appreciate the work of Andela company towards equipping different individuals with knowledge and skills required in the labor market by examining the need to train people to expand their skills to meet market labor demands (Singh, 2015). The rationale of the research also includes determining how technology is advancing in Africa.
The existence of Andela company nurtured many companies in the United to develop the talents that different organization needed (Taherdoost, 2016). In most cases there has been emerging outsourcing practices in Africa whereby employers seek people with relevant skills to perform different duties. Therefore, outsourcing has been existing every time. A research conducted in west Africa portrayed that many people are selected to work for different companies based on their experiences (Taherdoost, 2016). When it reaches a point whereby employers are outsourcing employees on short-term contracts or on specific days to perform duties that were meant to be performed by existing employees, existing technology is knocking out existing skills in the market. Generally, the research is both significant to employers and employees since it tries to explain the relevance of training workers’ new skills that will fit the labor market that shifts from ancient technological methods to postmodern technology as portrayed by Andela company (Singh, 2015). The research enables a clear understanding of outsourcing and its effects in the labor market and what is expected to be done to enable employees to perform tasks that require new technical skills and talents. However, the research is effective towards understanding the labor market demands regarding new technologies and software skills.
Methodology and Sampling
The research is extensive, and it requires an in-depth study and data collection to ascertain the research questions regarding outsourcing of talents in Kenya and Nigeria and special reflection to investigate the growth of software engineers in the Africa continent. Since the research focuses on Kenya and Nigeria, the countries will stand for the growth of software engineers in Africa as well outsourcing of talents, respectively. Therefore, studying the research questions with connection to Andela’s story. There is a need for extensive study and detailed explanation from a wide range of data collected from different sources that pertain to the labor market (McCormick, 2020). Therefore, the research will employ quantitative research methods to detail how outsourcing occurs in Kenya and Nigeria. Since ascertaining how outsourcing is occurring, there is a need to consider the past years and the current year in which research is carried out. Using the qualitative method in the research will involve collecting data from Andela that will assist in examining the growth of software engineers in Africa regarding Kenya and Nigeria from 2014 to the current to determine their increase and growth regarding technological skills required in Africa the market. However, the same applies to outsourcing, whereby data from different industries in Kenya and Nigeria will be extracted, and analysis to be done to consider how the companies employed different people to offer special services that required new technological skills. Outsourcing will be studied by selecting the 20 largest companies in Kenya and Nigeria, respectively, which employ experts with technological knowledge and talents. The second methodology involves a qualitative research method that will collect more details to investigate the research topic—developing more complex and practical analyses about growing software engineers and outsourcing processes. There is a need to interact with participants to express their feelings and emotions about software engineering growth and expansion and talent outsourcing in one of the countries, then conduct a general comparison to existing data. In this case, the research will use detailed interviews to gather more information from Andela about software engineer’s growth in Kenya. Therefore, the interview will be aimed at officials working for the Andela branch in Kenya who will be able to give more information about the growth of software engineers in Kenya. Then later, the research will be directed to the topmost performing company that requires modern technological skills, whereby the interviewing process will be directed to the directors of the company and different managers. Who will give more information on how they have conduct outsourcing to capture and employ the best talents that are updated to modern technology?
The delegated procedure of carefully selecting objects from a larger population to represent the whole population is described as sampling in data collection (Taherdoost, 2016). The research that is entailing outsourcing in Kenya and Nigeria and the growth of software engineers in Africa is a broad topic that affects most employers and employees in different industrial plants. The topic generally cuts across almost 90% of companies in Kenya and Nigeria regarding outsourcing. Therefore, it is difficult to study all companies that conduct outsourcing due to technological changes in the production process that demands skilled talents. The same applies to software engineer’s growth in Africa. Many organizations have come up in Kenya and Nigeria to nurture and motivate technological software skills. Still, the problem is the organizations of Kenya and Nigeria differ. Meaning sampling will be conducted to get the uniformity; therefore, Andela company is taken as a sample to present all unions that have supported the growth of software engineering growth because the company exists in two countries, respectively. When it comes to outsourcing alongside many companies existing in Nigeria and Kenya, they are outsourcing to reach the best talents to perform delegated duties. The best top 20 performing companies from each country will be selected as research samples to present all companies in both countries. The analysis and conclusions obtained from those research sample companies present other countries in Africa regarding software engineering growth. Outsourcing conclusions will represent all companies in Kenya and Nigeria that use our sourcing methodology to gather skilled talents.
Collection of data
data analysis and literature review
After employing research methodology and sampling techniques, I will be able to conduct a detailed analysis of the collected data to testify to the objectives and questions that I formulated before the commencement of the research kicked off. However, after accessing outsourcing of skilled talents in Kenya and Nigeria, I will reflect if there is a need for increased training of technological skills to enable employees to fit the present market opportunities. Therefore, if the research demonstrates the highest level of outsourcing rates from the selected sample companies, there is a need for increased training on new software skills that meet the labor market demands. To ascertain the growth of software engineers in Africa, I will study Andela’s information regarding its progress in training software engineers in Kenya and Nigeria, which are presentative countries of Africa, and then conclude on. If there is an increased enrollment of Andela company trainees, I will conclude that software engineers are growing and expanding in Africa. Generally, my reflection will depend on the results that will be obtained from the research.
Belcourt, M., 2016. Outsourcing—The benefits and the risks. Human resource management review, 16(2), pp.269-279.
McCormick, L., 2020. Toward integrating qualitative and quantitative methods: an introduction.
Singh, M., 2015. The global opportunity in online outsourcing.
Taherdoost, H., 2016. Sampling methods in research methodology; how to choose a sampling technique for research. How to Choose a Sampling Technique for Research (April 10, 2016).
Zuckerberg, M., 2016. CZI: Andela.
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