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Intra-Firm Learning in Technology Transfer: A Study of Taiwanese Information Technology Firms

Wong, Veronica, Shaw, Vivienne, Sher, Peter J. (1999) Intra-Firm Learning in Technology Transfer: A Study of Taiwanese Information Technology Firms. International Journal of Innovation Management, 3 (4). pp. 427-458. ISSN 1363-9196. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study of intra-firm learning in Taiwanese information technology firms. Focusing on 100 effective and less effective projects within 49 companies, the research finds that firms with a high level of absorptive capacity are able to transfer technology more effectively. Effective projects display lower barriers to the internal diffusion of the acquired technology, thereby encouraging intra-firm learning. Furthermore, learning, both at an individual and group level, is found to have a significant influence on the outcome of a technology transfer project. In effective projects, particular emphasis is placed on an informal, hands-on approach to training and learning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Information technology; Technology transfer
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Marketing
Depositing User: Cathy Norman
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2013 11:52 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32888 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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