Technology transfer to developing countries Online publication date: Sat, 23-May-2009
by Hamed Hashim Al-Ghailani, William C. Moor
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 10, No. 7/8, 1995
Abstract: A general model is developed that presents the most important activities related to technology transfer to developing countries. Many of the studies on which the model is based reflect the viewpoint of the developing country. As technology transfer is a two-sided process, the effort is made to present the interests of both sides. For technology transfer to be successful, both parties should achieve benefit and acknowledge each other's interests. Concessions on both sides are inevitable. In this way, partnership and cooperation will replace conflict and misunderstanding. The model proposed is a general one that can be used wholly or partially by any developing country when deciding a technology transfer process. In a case study, the model is applied to a representative developing country, the Sultanate of Oman. Using the Sultanate of Oman as an example illustrates the model's application to many other developing countries having similar patterns of development. The results found and conclusions drawn lead to the recommendation of the general model as a guideline to successful transfer of technology to developing countries.
Online publication date: Sat, 23-May-2009
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