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Technology Transfer In Chinese Automobile Industry
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this research is to study foreign technology transfer, combined with government policies in the Chinese automobile industry. The Chinese automotive industry is interesting to examine because of its fast growing production and potential market, which attracts a lot of foreign automakers to establish strategic alliance in China. However, in terms of the studies and results, it is found that the China’s strategy of “ trade market access for technology” is not sufficient and Chinese automakers have not yet learned technologies from foreign automakers. By bringing together primary and secondary data from the public research and telephone interviews with evidence from the Chinese automobile industry, the over-­‐dependence of Chinese firms on foreign technology transfer and lack of technological capability is explained. Also, through the study of two automobile joint ventures (JVs) cases, it is found that the industrial policy has been heavily influenced the development of automobile industry and indigenous automakers must improve their technological capabilities. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 42 p.
Examensarbete INDEK, 2013:108
Keyword [en]
Technology Transfer
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Engineering and Technology Other Engineering and Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-124165OAI: diva2:633313
Subject / course
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Educational program
Master of Science - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Available from: 2013-07-02 Created: 2013-06-26 Last updated: 2013-07-02Bibliographically approved

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