MNCs’ size, technology recipient characteristics and technology transfer in international joint ventures

Abdul Wahab, Sazali and Abdullah, Haslinda and Che Rose, Raduan and Jegak, Uli (2010) MNCs’ size, technology recipient characteristics and technology transfer in international joint ventures. Research Journal of Internatıonal Studıes (13). pp. 17-31. ISSN 1556-5068

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Abstract

While realizing that technologies, knowledge, and competencies are the technology supplier’s main source of competitive advantage, the current inter-firm technology transfer (TT) issue in international joint ventures (IJVs) revolves around the extent of degree of technologies that are transferred by the suppliers to recipient partners in terms of tacit and explicit knowledge. Previous studies on intra-firm knowledge transfer have acknowledged the significant influence of technology actors and facilitators/barriers such as the knowledge transferred, source, recipient and contextual/relational characteristics in the knowledge transfer process. Although previous studies have established the significant relationships between technology transfer determinants and technology transfer, however, these relationships could possibly have been moderated by size of MNCs. Based on the underlying knowledge-based view (KBV) and organizational learning (OL) perspectives, the main objective of this paper is to empirically examine the moderating effect of size of MNCs on the relationships between technology recipient characteristics: absorptive capacity (ACAP) and recipient collaborativeness (RCOL) and two distinct dimensions of degrees of technology transfer: degrees of tacit and explicit knowledge within IJVs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 03:47
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2014 03:47
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/5127

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