Title: Technology transfer through IJVs: determinants of transferor transferee relationship

Authors: K.B. Saji, Karuna Jain, S. Krishnamoorthy

Addresses: Amrita School of Management, Ettimadai Post, Coimbatore – 641 105, India. ' Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai – 400 076, India. ' Amrita School of Management, Ettimadai Post, Coimbatore – 641 105, India

Abstract: In today|s dynamic global business environment, organisations are increasingly using international joint venture (IJV) as a technology transfer mechanism to consolidate their market position and gain competitive advantage. Although inter-organisational exchange between IJV partners is at the heart of IJVs| collaborative management, there are very few prior studies available on IJVs in which the focal issue is the examination of IJV performance in the context of transferor transferee relationship in technology transfer. The present paper attempts to identify the various levels and directions of such a relationship, and the relationship variables that would determine the transferor transferee relationship for effective technology transfer in the context of IJVs.

Keywords: IJV performance; international joint ventures; technology transfer; transferor-transferee relationship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2005.006101

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2005 Vol.4 No.2, pp.148 - 161

Published online: 04 Feb 2005 *

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