East-West Technology Transfer: Basic Knowledge and Reflections

Jirasek J & Becker R (1990). East-West Technology Transfer: Basic Knowledge and Reflections. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-90-012

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Abstract

This report was commissioned by the International Council for New Initiatives in East West Cooperation (the "Vienna Council"). The rapid economic transition in many East West European countries has brought into sharp focus the need to modernize services, methods, management and specialized skills as well as products and processes in the manufacturing sector.

In spite of the recent expansion of economic cooperation between eastern and western enterprises the economic and technical importance of these joint ventures are of little strategic importance to real economic reform. They are mostly small low-investment and mostly in the low sophistication services sector.

The relevance of the technology to be transferred is of obvious importance in any joint venture or cooperative business arrangement. However, the major reasons for slow progress is rooted in other factors, such as management skills, existence of services and maintenance infrastructure, availability of supplies, availability of transport and logistics, to name a few. It was to provide some background in these non-technological aspects of technological transfer that prompted this Working Paper. It is in that context that this Working Paper should be viewed.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: East/West Joint Ventures (JTV)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:00
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 13:08
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3439

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