Technology transfer through international manufacturing networks: valuing technology from an owner’s perspective

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Abstract

Technology is a key part of organisational knowledge and gives its owners their distinctive capabilities and competitive advantages. However, to best use these assets technology often needs to be transferred and shared with others through a form of technology collaboration. This raises the important question of how technology should be valued when it is being transferred. Technology valuation has become a critical issue in most transfer transactions. Transfer arrangements and terms of payment have a significant effect on the generation and sharing of joint benefits in commercial, technical and strategic aspects. In this paper the concept of “owner's value” is explored by highlighting its structure and components and assessing the importance of factors affecting value. The influence on technology valuation of the transfer arrangement, the associated terms of payment and the interaction between the shared benefits, cost and risks are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 1999
EventAnnual Conference of European Operations Management Association - Venice, Italy
Duration: 7 Jun 19998 Jun 1999

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of European Operations Management Association
Abbreviated titleEurOMA 1999
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period7/06/998/06/99

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    Zhao, H., Bennett, D., & Vaidya, K. (1999). Technology transfer through international manufacturing networks: valuing technology from an owner’s perspective. Paper presented at Annual Conference of European Operations Management Association, Venice, Italy.