Title: Technology transfer in Thailand: descriptive validation of a technology transfer model

Authors: John K. Wong

Addresses: Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing, School of Business Administration, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA

Abstract: Thailand|s sixth Five Year Development Plan aims towards increased levels of industrial development within the country. The coordination of governmental incentive and foreign, largely Japanese, investment has underpinned Thailand|s current era of technologically-driven economic growth. This paper briefly examines the development of this agricultural-based economy into one which has added manufacturing technology. The discussion takes the form of a descriptive validation of an existing model of the factors necessary for successful technology transfer.

Keywords: technology transfer; Thailand; industrial development; newly industrialized countries; NICs; technology management; manufacturing technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1995.025658

International Journal of Technology Management, 1995 Vol.10 No.7/8, pp.788 - 796

Published online: 23 May 2009 *

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