Title: Patterns of technology transfer in Singapore: The case of the electronics and computer industry

Authors: A.N. Hakam, Zeph-Yun Chang

Addresses: Senior Lecturer, School of Management, National University of Singapore, Singapore. ' Senior Lecturer, School of Management, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Abstract: This paper examines the pattern of technology transfer in Singapore and in particular considers the impact of such transfer on the creation of new skills. One particular study is examined – that of the electronics and computer industry. Although this is a micro study of one industry, it must be linked to the total macro picture of successful human technological upgrading that has been going on in Singapore and other countries such as Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Keywords: technology transfer; Singapore; Korea; Taiwan; Hong Kong; multinational corporations; MNCs; technological upgrading; skills transfer; training; electronics industry; computer industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1988.026031

International Journal of Technology Management, 1988 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.181 - 188

Available online: 26 May 2009 *

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