Title: The determinants of technology transfer through networks: an empirical study on the aerospace industry
Authors: Ki Hyun Ryu, Yong Suhk Pak
Addresses: School of Business, Yonsei University, 134 Shinchon-dong, Sudaemoon-gu, Seoul 120-749, Republic of Korea. ' School of Business, Yonsei University, 134 Shinchon-dong, Sudaemoon-gu, Seoul 120-749, Republic of Korea
Abstract: This study examines the factors affecting technology transfer through international R&D consortiums in the aerospace industry. We conceptualise repeated R&D consortiums as a network arrangement and analyse the characteristics of ties and the industry|s network arrangements to assess a firm|s access to unique technology. The sample used in this study is 125 cases of international R&D consortiums in the aerospace industry, from January 1980 to December 2000. The result suggests a positive correlation between the strength of ties and the similarities between firms and the successful transfer of unique technology.
Keywords: R&D; research and development; consortium; networks; dyadic ties; unique technology; tie strength; firm similarity; technology transfer; commercialisation; globalisation; aerospace industry; consortia.
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2010 Vol.9 No.4, pp.326 - 341
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