TITLE

Communication Technology in International Technology Transfer: Breaking Time and Cost Barriers

AUTHOR(S)
Joyner, Brenda E.; Onken, Marina H.
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
American Business Review;Jun2002, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Research in international technology transfer (ITT) has grown tremendously in the last thirty-five years. However, during this period new technologies have changed the mode of technology transfers as well as the coordination of these transfers. Technology transfer and knowledge development are paths that can lead to increased competitiveness by firms. Benefits in the form of lower production costs are accrued as firms continue to successfully transfer technologies from one part of the firm to another. Higher quality products and more streamlined and efficient processes are developed because of the increased organizational knowledge that is acquired through experience during these transfers. Successful technology transfers can translate into stronger, more competitive firms that continue to leverage their experience and knowledge to gain sustainable competitive advantage in the global economy. Researchers have theorized about the results of such technology transfers for years, but few empirical studies have actually explored the processes at work during the technology transfer process. While it appears that the use of new, interactive communication technologies should lead to more efficient and effective technology transfers, little empirical research has focused on this issue. Thus, in an attempt to illuminate an area that has had so little empirical research, this study analyzed the use of communication technologies and their effect on time, costs, and learning in the technology transfer process. The following research questions were developed to guide the exploratory study: 1. Do firms use intranets, listservs, e-mail, formalized Web pages, and other computer-based communications technologies to support the diffusion of knowledge during technology transfer? 2. If these communication technologies are used, how do they affect the time needed for successful technology transfer? 3. If these communication technologies are used, how do they affect the cost of...
ACCESSION #
6923270

 

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