Technology transfer and Chinese government policy: opportunities and implications for business

D.J. Bennett, K.G. Vaidya, X.M. Wang, F.D. Zhu

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Abstract

State-owned enterprises in China have been given greater autonomy and responsibility, have freer access to foreign technology, and are being encouraged to form groups to gain from rationalization and integration. This article uses case studies to identify the key strategic issues that affect the commercial viability of foreign technology acquisition by state-owned enterprises within the context of enterprise reforms. All the case study enterprises used technology transfer to develop new or improved products. Technologies acquired as parts of subcontracting arrangements and well-established technologies to produce end-use products are easier to manage and operate profitably. However, the latter type of technology has been imported by numerous enterprises and has led to fierce competition and industy restructuring. Importing capital-intensive and complex technology to produce major components for products, such as cars, is more difficult and requires closer coordination with customers and suppliers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-108
Number of pages14
JournalTechnology Management
Volume3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Government policy
Technology transfer
State-owned enterprises
Rationalization
Car
Responsibility
Strategic issues
Enterprise reform
Subcontracting
Suppliers
Importing
Viability
China
Technology acquisition
Autonomy
End use

Keywords

  • state-owned enterprises
  • China
  • autonomy
  • responsibility
  • foreign technology
  • rationalization
  • integration
  • strategic issues
  • commercial viability
  • foreign technology acquisition
  • enterprise reforms
  • technology transfer
  • products
  • competition
  • industy restructuring
  • importing capital-intensive
  • complex technology

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In: Technology Management, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1997, p. 95-108.

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