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ERIC Number: EJ776055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-1
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Determining the Success or Failure of International Technology Transfer: A Conceptual Framework
van Egmond-de Wilde de Ligny, E. L. C.; Kumaraswamy, M. M.
Industry and Higher Education, v17 n1 p51-57 Feb 2003
The authors present a conceptual framework that is considered useful for investment studies and consultancy activities on international technology transfer (ITT). Thoroughly elaborated investment studies--by which possible risks and constraints can be identified--can provide valuable support to decision makers in an ITT project. There appears to be no readily available methodology for the assessment of international technology transfer projects, and for mapping the essential factors that have an impact on them. This paper describes the principles of a conceptual framework which forms the basis of a comprehensive methodology for investment studies and consultancy activities to support ITT projects. This "Technology Mapping Methodology" brings in the technological dimension, which has been absent in most conventional socioeconomic analyses and investment studies. The results of the application of this methodology in a number of ITT projects, such as the Tanzanian project described here, demonstrate its usefulness for technology transfer policy and management. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Tanzania