Judging The International Transfer Of Technology


Steenhuis, Harm-Jan and Bruijn, Erik J. de (2000) Judging The International Transfer Of Technology. In: IAMOT: International conference on management of technology, 2000, Miami, Florida, USA.

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Abstract:International transfer of technology is a widely discussed area in the scientific
literature. Although many different factors are discussed in the literature that affect the transfer
of technology, it is not clear how to judge the performance of companies involved in
international technology transfer. In this paper indications are given on how the performance of
companies involved in the international transfer of technology can be judged. This is done by
first explaining what is meant by international transfer of technology in the context of this paper.
Based on this, a process model is developed for the transfer of technology. Several possible
viewpoints of judging are given related to the efficiency and effectiveness of the technology
transfer. However, judging the efficiency and effectiveness depends on the developed process
model and is cumbersome and subjective. Therefore, the application of an alternative instrument,
the learning curve is introduced. The learning curve offers great potential to judge the transfer of
technology because it is an aggregate measurement of the production performance. Companies
involved in a technology transfer have to be aware though that the learning rate can not simply
be copied. The case studies lead to the conclusion that for the transfer process a constant curve is
assumed but that in practice the learning rate at the Destination Company is lower than at the
Source Company.
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