Title: Indonesia's aircraft industry: technology and management impediments

Authors: Soren Eriksson

Addresses: Jonkoping International Business School, Jonkoping, Sweden

Abstract: In many countries, the aerospace industry is strongly regarded as a source of technology renewal and economic development. Over the last few decades, Indonesia, a developing country with a mainly agricultural economy, has been investing heavily in the aircraft manufacturing industry. The establishment of IPTN has been the largest and most ambitious investment by the Indonesian government to promote technology development in the country. Despite huge investments in engineering and production facilities and various technology achievements to its credit, the company has had limited commercial success. The paper deals with the establishment and different development phases of IPTN/IAe, and investigates why the company has had difficulties in succeeding in a long-term perspective.

Keywords: Indonesia; IPTN/IAe; aircraft industry; technology policy; technology and management; technology transfer.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2003.003167

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2003 Vol.2 No.2, pp.207-226

Published online: 13 Jul 2003 *

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