Technology Transfer and Business Enterprise (The International Library of Critical Writings in Business History 9)

Technology Transfer and Business Enterprise (The International Library of Critical Writings in Business History 9)

By: David J. Jeremy (editor)Hardback

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This important volume illustrates the diversity of scholarship which has been directed towards understanding the complex process of technology transfer in its business context. The first part considers the theory and process of technology transfer as developed by economists, sociologists and historians. The remainder of the volume presents essays and excerpts on the agencies of technology transfer: artisans and professionals, the state, private business and multinational enterprise. The papers range from the eighteenth century to the present and cover industries from coal and textiles to computers and motor vehicles, in countries as diverse as Britain, the US, Japan, South Korea and India.

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Edited by David J. Jeremy, formerly Reader in Business History, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK


Part 1 International investment and international trade in the product cycle, Raymond Vernon; factors affecting the diffusion of technology, Nathan Rosenberg; communication of innovations: a cross-cultural approach, Everett M. Rogers and F. Floyd Shoemaker; classificatory notes on the production and transmission of technological knowledge, Kenneth J. Arrow; summary and conclusions, L. Nabseth; transatlantic industrial revolution: the diffusion of textile technologies between Britain and America, 1790-1830s, David J. Jeremy; diffusion of knowledge-based products: applications to developing economies, M.L. Burstein; technology-based cross-border alliances, Philippe Gugler and John H. Dunning. Part 2 Agencies: artisans and professionals - skills, coal and British industry in the 18th century, John R. Harris; immigrant textile machine makers along the brandywine, 1810-1820, David J. Jeremy; the Norwegian mechanical engineering industry and the transfer of technology, 1800-1900, Kristine Bruland; the transfer of electrical technology to Finland, 1870-1930, Timo Myllyntaus; aspects of the anglo-American transfer of computer technology - the formative years, 1930s-1960s, Geoffrey Tweedale. Part 3 Agencies - the role of the state: damming the flood - British government efforts to check the outflow of technicians and machinery, 1780-1843, David J. Jeremy; British response to the American system - the case of the small-arms industry after 1850, Russell I. Fries; transferring technology to a peripheral economy - the case of lower danube transport development, 1856-1928, John H. Jensen and Gerhard Rosegger; technology transfer as war booty - the U.S. technical oil mission to Europe, 1945, Arnold Krammer; technology transfer and foreign trade in the early years of the Federal Republic of Germany, Reinhard Neebe; Cocom - the toothless watchdog - what are we doing?, Jay Tuck; pros and cons of international technology transfer - a developing country's view, Linsu Kim. Part 4 Private business and multinational enterprise: strategies for innovation - the diffusion of new technology in 19th century British industry, Christine MacLeod; the role of private business in the International diffusion of technology, Mira Wilkins; transnational corporations, technology and growth in united nations, department of economic and social development, transnational corporations and management division; technological capabilities and Japanese foreign direct investment in the United States, Bruce Kogut and Sea Jin Chang; Japanese motor vehicle technologies abroad in the 1980s, Tetsuo Abo; multinationals, technology and exports, Sanjaya Lall.

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  • ISBN13: 9781852787271
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 712
  • ID: 9781852787271
  • ISBN10: 1852787279

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