From transferred technology to technological capability: a framework for examining the acquisition of technological capability by Chinese enterprises

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Abstract

This paper conceptualises the enhancement of technological capability by firms, following international technology transfer, as an evolutionary process. During this process, the existing technological, managerial and other complementary resources may require restructuring. Since China is in transition from central planning to market orientation, the organisational and managerial practices of Chinese firms are different from those of international technology suppliers. Resourcebased and evolutionary theories of the firm, which provide insights into the evolution of structures, mechanisms, skills, experiences and technical know-how, have been applied to outline the processes of acquiring technological capability. Selected case studies have been used to illustrate the issues and the framework provides guide for further empirical work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal integration
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 6th research symposium on international manufacturing
EditorsYongjiang Shi, Mike Gregory
Place of PublicationCambridge (UK)
PublisherUniversity of Cambridge
Pages186-195
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1-902546-23-7
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event6th Research Symposium on International Manufacturing - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sep 200111 Sep 2001

Symposium

Symposium6th Research Symposium on International Manufacturing
Abbreviated titleIFM
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period9/09/0111/09/01
OtherGlobal Integration Symposium

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