International technology transfer and development of capabilities in Chinese state-owned manufacturing enterprises: lessons from 20 years of case research

Kirit Vaidya, Matthew Hall, Jinsheng He, Xudong Gao, David Bennett

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Abstract

Technological capabilities in Chinese manufacturing have been transformed in the last three decades. However, the extent to which domestic market oriented state owned enterprises (SOEs) have developed their capabilities is not clear. Six SOEs in the automotive, steel and machine tools sectors in Beijing and Tianjin have been studied since the mid-1990s to assess the capability levels attained and the role of external sources and internal efforts in developing them. Aided by government policies, acquisition of technology and their own efforts, the case study companies appear to be broadly following the East Asian late industrialisation model. All six enterprises demonstrate competences in operating established technology, managing investment and making product and process improvements. The evidence suggests that companies without foreign joint venture (JV) collaborations have made more progress in this respect.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in manufacturing technology XXVI
Subtitle of host publicationtenth international conference on manufacturing research
EditorsTim Baines, Ben Clegg, David Harrison
Place of PublicationBirmignham (UK)
PublisherAston University
Pages656-661
Number of pages6
Volume2
ISBN (Print)978-1905866-60-1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research - Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sep 201213 Sep 2012

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
Abbreviated titleICMR 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period10/09/1213/09/12
OtherIncorporating the 27 th National Conference on Manufacturing Research

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Keywords

  • Chinese manufacturing, latecomer strategies, capability development

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    He, J., Lyu, W. & Vaidya, K., 2012, Advances in manufacturing technology XXVI: tenth international conference on manufacturing research. Baines, T., Clegg, B. & Harrison, D. (eds.). Birmingham (UK): Aston University, Vol. 2. p. 766-771 6 p.

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    Vaidya, K., Hall, M., He, J., Gao, X., & Bennett, D. (2012). International technology transfer and development of capabilities in Chinese state-owned manufacturing enterprises: lessons from 20 years of case research. In T. Baines, B. Clegg, & D. Harrison (Eds.), Advances in manufacturing technology XXVI: tenth international conference on manufacturing research (Vol. 2, pp. 656-661). Aston University. http://www1.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/research/events/past-events/icmr-2012/conference-proceedings/