Title: Technology transfer to Soviet forest industries

Authors: Jarmo Eronen

Addresses: Helsinki School of Economics, Runeberginkatu 22-24, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Abstract: Although the Soviet Union is a major forest industry power, it has not been able to develop a sufficient domestic technology base for the industry. Western suppliers have accounted for nearly 30% of investments in the forest industries, which is high compared to most other sectors. Finland has long been the leading supplier of this technology. Diminishing oil revenues economic strategy (perestroika) encourages more sophisticated forms of technology transfer such as joint production of paper machines and joint ventures.

Keywords: USSR; forest industries; technology transfer; marketing of machines; Finland; perestroika; forestry; joint ventures.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1989.026043

International Journal of Technology Management, 1989 Vol.4 No.3, pp.333 - 348

Available online: 26 May 2009 *

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