Host-country Absorption of Technology

Evidence from Automotive Supply Networks in Eastern Europe

Jochen Lorentzen, Peter Møllgaard, Matija Rojec

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Resumé

This paper provides an analysis of technology transfer in automotive supply networks in six EU candidate countries with important vehicle (component) industries. We survey more than 400 firms, representing roughly half of the automotive supply industry. In addition, we have in-depth information from 39 case studies. We address the generation, the origin, and the quality of technology transfer. In terms of generation, we look at the determinants of who receives technology along the value chain, and who passes it on. In terms of origin, we compare local and foreign-owned firms and those with mixed ownership. We also compare differences across the countries. In terms of quality, we discuss the change-inducing effects of technology as perceived by recipient firms. Our results confirm the salience of networks and the key role of MNCs for the generation and diffusion of technology. We also find that diffusion of technology happens within the countries so that host countries absorb more technology than is immediately apparent and commonly believed.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftIndustry and Innovation
Vol/bind10
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)415-432
Antal sider18
ISSN1366-2716
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2003

Citer dette

Lorentzen, Jochen ; Møllgaard, Peter ; Rojec, Matija. / Host-country Absorption of Technology : Evidence from Automotive Supply Networks in Eastern Europe. I: Industry and Innovation. 2003 ; Bind 10, Nr. 4. s. 415-432.
@article{92273b60c02111db9769000ea68e967b,
title = "Host-country Absorption of Technology: Evidence from Automotive Supply Networks in Eastern Europe",
abstract = "This paper provides an analysis of technology transfer in automotive supply networks in six EU candidate countries with important vehicle (component) industries. We survey more than 400 firms, representing roughly half of the automotive supply industry. In addition, we have in-depth information from 39 case studies. We address the generation, the origin, and the quality of technology transfer. In terms of generation, we look at the determinants of who receives technology along the value chain, and who passes it on. In terms of origin, we compare local and foreign-owned firms and those with mixed ownership. We also compare differences across the countries. In terms of quality, we discuss the change-inducing effects of technology as perceived by recipient firms. Our results confirm the salience of networks and the key role of MNCs for the generation and diffusion of technology. We also find that diffusion of technology happens within the countries so that host countries absorb more technology than is immediately apparent and commonly believed.",
author = "Jochen Lorentzen and Peter M{\o}llgaard and Matija Rojec",
year = "2003",
doi = "10.1080/1366271032000163658",
language = "English",
volume = "10",
pages = "415--432",
journal = "Industry and Innovation",
issn = "1366-2716",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "4",

}

Host-country Absorption of Technology : Evidence from Automotive Supply Networks in Eastern Europe. / Lorentzen, Jochen; Møllgaard, Peter; Rojec, Matija.

I: Industry and Innovation, Bind 10, Nr. 4, 2003, s. 415-432.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Host-country Absorption of Technology

T2 - Evidence from Automotive Supply Networks in Eastern Europe

AU - Lorentzen, Jochen

AU - Møllgaard, Peter

AU - Rojec, Matija

PY - 2003

Y1 - 2003

N2 - This paper provides an analysis of technology transfer in automotive supply networks in six EU candidate countries with important vehicle (component) industries. We survey more than 400 firms, representing roughly half of the automotive supply industry. In addition, we have in-depth information from 39 case studies. We address the generation, the origin, and the quality of technology transfer. In terms of generation, we look at the determinants of who receives technology along the value chain, and who passes it on. In terms of origin, we compare local and foreign-owned firms and those with mixed ownership. We also compare differences across the countries. In terms of quality, we discuss the change-inducing effects of technology as perceived by recipient firms. Our results confirm the salience of networks and the key role of MNCs for the generation and diffusion of technology. We also find that diffusion of technology happens within the countries so that host countries absorb more technology than is immediately apparent and commonly believed.

AB - This paper provides an analysis of technology transfer in automotive supply networks in six EU candidate countries with important vehicle (component) industries. We survey more than 400 firms, representing roughly half of the automotive supply industry. In addition, we have in-depth information from 39 case studies. We address the generation, the origin, and the quality of technology transfer. In terms of generation, we look at the determinants of who receives technology along the value chain, and who passes it on. In terms of origin, we compare local and foreign-owned firms and those with mixed ownership. We also compare differences across the countries. In terms of quality, we discuss the change-inducing effects of technology as perceived by recipient firms. Our results confirm the salience of networks and the key role of MNCs for the generation and diffusion of technology. We also find that diffusion of technology happens within the countries so that host countries absorb more technology than is immediately apparent and commonly believed.

UR - https://sfx-45cbs.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/45cbs?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_enc=info:ofi/enc:UTF-8&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rfr_id=info:sid/sfxit.com:azlist&sfx.ignore_date_threshold=1&rft.object_id=954925280617&rft.object_portfolio_id=&svc.holdings=yes&svc.fulltext=yes

U2 - 10.1080/1366271032000163658

DO - 10.1080/1366271032000163658

M3 - Journal article

VL - 10

SP - 415

EP - 432

JO - Industry and Innovation

JF - Industry and Innovation

SN - 1366-2716

IS - 4

ER -