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


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.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Aston Business School > Aston India Foundation for Applied Research
Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Aston Business School
Additional Information: © Aston Business School
Event Title: 10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Aston University
Event Dates: 2012-09-10 - 2012-09-13
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chinese manufacturing, latecomer strategies, capability development
ISBN: 978-1905866-60-1
Full Text Link: http://www1.ast ... ce-proceedings/
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2012
Authors: Vaidya, Kirit
Hall, Matthew
He, Jinsheng
Gao, Xudong
Bennett, David (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1480-8652)

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