Title: Learning and technology management in an international partnership: Honda of Japan and Hero of India

Authors: R.D. Pathak, Zafar Husain, Sushil, Danny Samson

Addresses: Department of Management and Public Administration, School of Social and Economic Development, The University of the South Pacific, P.O. Box 1168, Suva, FIJI Islands. ' Department of Business Administration, College of Business and Economics, United Arab Emirates University, P.O. Box 17555, Al-Ain, UAE. ' Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Vishwakarma Bhawan, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi 110 016, India. ' Department of Management, University of Melbourne, Babel 720, Victoria 3010, Australia

Abstract: In order to deeply understand mechanisms for developing advanced technologies and their management, we conducted a detailed case study of Hero Honda Motors Limited (HHML), of active international management and transfer of technology, covering technology development, including acquisition, indigenisation, absorption, innovation, phase out, transfer, commercialisation and technology financing and investment.

Keywords: strategic management of technology; MOT; technology strategy; international technology transfer; international business; technology management; technology transfer; international partnerships; Hero Honda Motors; Japan; India; international management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2007.012446

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2007 Vol.11 No.1, pp.53 - 76

Published online: 14 Feb 2007 *

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