Title: The role of absorptive capacity in technological learning in CDM projects: evidences from survey in Brazil, China, India and Mexico

Authors: Asel Doranova, Ionara Costa, Geert Duysters

Addresses: Technopolis Consulting Group Belgium Sprl, 12, av. de Tervuren, 1040, Brussels, Belgium. ' United Nations University – MERIT, Keizer Karelplein 19, 6211TC, Maastricht, The Netherlands. ' Eindhoven University of Technology and Tilburg University, Brabant Center of Entrepreneurship, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Abstract: Technology transfer in Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects of the Kyoto Protocol has acquired increasing attention of policy makers and academia. This study is an effort to investigate CDM projects| related technology transfer process from the organisational learning and technological capability building perspectives. The study is based on a survey of CDM project host organisations in India, Brazil, Mexico and China. The paper focuses on absorptive capacity related determinants of technological capability building in the CDM projects. Absorptive capacity is a multidimensional concept thus we investigated the effect of the dimensions such as prior knowledge, personnel qualification, and training efforts.

Keywords: CDM; Clean Development Mechanism; technology transfer; technological capability building; technological learning; absorptive capacity; Brazil; China; India; Mexico; Kyoto Protocol; organisational learning; prior knowledge; personnel qualification; training efforts.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTG.2011.039766

International Journal of Technology and Globalisation, 2011 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.230 - 254

Published online: 18 Apr 2011 *

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