How technology transfer really occurs on the factory floor: A case of a major Japanese automotive die manufacturer in the United States

Yukako Sunaoshi, Masaaki Kotabe*, Janet Y. Murray

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Abstract

Global competition requires increased technology transfer across national boundaries for global business opportunities. Previous studies on technology transfer have assumed that both transferor and transferee possess linguistic competence, and mainly focused on the types and the nature of the technology transferred. When examining international technology transfer between linguistically and culturally very different countries, companies face additional challenges. Through a different theoretical lens in organizational learning, we contribute to the literature on knowledge transfer by proposing and confirming demonstrability and drawability as two new constructs that affect knowledge transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-70
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of World Business
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing

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