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

Zhang, Gang, Vaidya, Kirit and Bennett, David (2001). From transferred technology to technological capability:a framework for examining the acquisition of technological capability by Chinese enterprises. IN: Global integration. Shi, Yongjiang and Gregory, Mike (eds) Cambridge (UK): University of Cambridge.

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.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Economics finance & entrepreneurship
Aston Business School > Operations & information management research group
Aston Business School > Operations & information management
Event Title: 6th Research Symposium on International Manufacturing
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2001-09-09 - 2001-09-11
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Published Date: 2001
Authors: Zhang, Gang
Vaidya, Kirit
Bennett, David ( 0000-0003-1480-8652)

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