Transferring manufacturing technology in China: supplier perceptions and acquirer expectations

David Bennett, Hongyu Zhao, Kirit Vaidya, Xing Ming Wang

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Results of complementary surveys of foreign and Chinese manufacturing enterprises with respect to their objectives and expectations regarding technology transfer into China show that the major strategic objective of foreign enterprises, to gain access to the Chinese market, fits well with Chinese enterprises’ main objective of improving domestic competitiveness but less well with that of accessing world markets through technology transfer. Foreign firms rate highly the capability of Chinese enterprises to learn new technologies and also find the Chinese macro environment for business favourable. The survey results provide information that will help managers with their negotiations on co-operating with prospective partners for the transfer of technology as well as assisting policy makers who wish to facilitate more effective transfer arrangements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-291
Number of pages9
JournalIntegrated Manufacturing Systems
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • China
  • manufacturing
  • technology


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