Building Technological Capability Through Importing Technology: The Case of Indonesian Manufacturing Industry
Authors: Kumar V.; Kumar U.; Persaud A.
Source: The Journal of Technology Transfer, Volume 24, Number 1, April 1999 , pp. 81-96(16)
This research investigates the critical elements affecting the ability of firms in developing countries to cultivate their technological capability through imported technology. The information obtained from forty-five technology recipient Indonesian manufacturing firms indicate that the cultivation of technological capability is affected by several factors such as a firm's technological absorption capacity in terms of R&D activities and availability of technical personnel; transfer channels; government's involvement; and a firm's learning culture. Also, the acquisition of mature technology just to boost production capacity or improve product quality contributes very little to the development of technological capability.
Document Type: Regular paper
Publication date: 1999-04-01