Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

4-2001

Abstract

Currently, there are three forces creating a more favourable background for western multinational companies to do new business in China by transferring new technology. First, growing overcapacity means China requires not traditional turnkey factories, but instead, technology which leads to innovation and improvement. Second, a changing attitude by all levels of Chinese government to demanding state-of-the-art technology including software instead of previous generation technology, and to technology management and commercial implementation more. Third, intellectual property rights are becoming better respected. The author makes suggestions to best manage technology transfer into China, with this changed background. Based on six case studies and extensive desk and literature research, he makes proposals under three headings: creating a win-win situation, applying good basic principles of technology transfer to the Chinese case, and applying common sense to the management of intellectual property rights.

Keywords

China, Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property Rights, Western Multinationals

Discipline

Asian Studies | Technology and Innovation

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

European Management Journal

Volume

19

Issue

2

First Page

140

Last Page

144

ISSN

0263-2373

Identifier

10.1016/S0263-2373(00)00088-8

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0263-2373(00)00088-8

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