Title: Acquiring external technology or building indigenous capability? Partnership strategy with MNCs in China

Authors: Jiang Yu

Addresses: Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 8712, Zhonguancun Donglu 55, Beijing, 100190, China

Abstract: This paper develops a framework to explain how institutional and competitive conditions interact with the partnerships established between domestic and multinational corporations and resultant impact on the technology transfer in a large transitional economy. By using an in-depth case study approach based on historical data and events, our observations show that we can learn more about technology flow based on the international partnerships from one of China|s most important technology-intensive industries by examining changes across multiple institutional and market dimensions.

Keywords: external technology; indigenous capability; international partnerships; multinational corporations; MNCs; institutional conditions; competitive conditions; China; transition economies; technology transfer; technology flow.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2011.039133

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2011 Vol.10 No.2, pp.187 - 197

Published online: 18 Mar 2011 *

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