Title: China and technology transfer: the 'Boomerang Effect' as a strategic tool

Authors: Daniel Degravel

Addresses: Department of Management, College of Business and Economics, California State University, 18111 Nordhoff Street, 91330-8376, Northridge, CA, USA

Abstract: How could the players involved in international technology transfer operations benefit from the utilisation and management of the so-called ||Boomerang Effect|| (BE) of international technology transfer? This BE, initially identified only on the supplier|s side, appears to be a very valuable managerial and strategic tool that may provide all the players involved in the technology transfer system with very positive outcomes. In the specific Chinese context, this concept can be used as a strategic and operational tool to enhance China|s technological catching-up.

Keywords: technology transfer; globalisation; transition economies; boomerang effect; organisational knowledge; organisational learning; China; technology catching-up; EDF; absorptive capacity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTG.2007.015456

International Journal of Technology and Globalisation, 2007 Vol.3 No.4, pp.384 - 408

Published online: 17 Oct 2007 *

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