Innovation in technology transfer: host-oriented strategic R&D alliance

Shamsavari, Ali and Majidpour, Mehdi (2008) Innovation in technology transfer: host-oriented strategic R&D alliance. (Discussion Paper) Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Kingston University. 22 p. (Economics Discussion Paper)

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This paper examines a major technology transfer project in Iran that represents a departure from historical practice and may constitute a new model for technology transfer. The project involves an alliance between Iranian and German enterprises with the objective of developing and commercializing a CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) based engine for Iran. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the central role of knowledge and competence creation through R&D alliance. It is argued that this model, which we call 'host-oriented' alliance, assuming highly competent management, provides an important technique for the technological catching-up process in which many developing countries are currently engaged.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: Economics Discussion Paper, 2008/4
Physical Location: This book is held in stock at Kingston University Library.
Uncontrolled Keywords: technology transfer, engine technology, knowledge creation, host-oriented alliance, agile manufacturing
Research Area: Economics and econometrics
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Economics (until November 2012)
Depositing User: Susan Miles
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 21:48

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