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Subject: Question for Bobbie
Category: Reference, Education and News > Teaching and Research
Asked by: strongdave-ga
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Posted: 29 Nov 2006 11:08 PST
Expires: 29 Dec 2006 11:08 PST
Question ID: 786659
Dear Bobbie,
I am looking for past questionnaires/surveys that addressed the
following subject:

- The subject of 'international technology transfer' to developing countries 

Again, your answer should include the questions used as well as the
results/analysis of the found surveys

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 29 Nov 2006 11:10 PST

I just wanted to let you know that I have seen this question and will
start working on it as soon as I finish a previous project.

Thank you, 

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 29 Nov 2006 18:39 PST
Hello Strongdave,

I've been working on your question and I found some surveys that might
be helpful. Please take a look at my findings and let me know what you

Thank you, 

Trends in Technology Exports from Japan - 1995 Fiscal Year
"This survey is one of the series of questionnaire-based surveys
conducted annually since FY 1992 targeting private companies, with the
aim of producing reference material that can be characterized as an
export version of the "Trend Analysis of Foreign Technology
Introduction", prepared annually by NISTEP based on reports on the
conclusion (amendment) of technology import agreements having taken
place under the "Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Control Law" and
other data, and analyzing the qualitative aspects of technology
export, such as the nature of exported technologies, agreement formats
and compensatory payment receiving methods."

Title: International technology transfer: perceptions and reality of
quality and reliability
Author(s): David Bennett, Hongyu Zhao  
Journal: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management  
ISSN: 1741-038X  
Year: Jul 2004 Volume: 15 Issue: 5 Page: 410 - 415  
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited  

Abstract: Impressions about product quality and reliability can depend
as much on perceptions about brands and country of origin as on data
regarding performance and failure. This has implications for companies
in developing countries that need to compete with importers. For
manufacturers in industrialised countries it has implications for the
value of transferred technologies. This article considers the issue of
quality and reliability when technology is transferred between
countries with different levels of development. It is based on UK and
Chinese company case studies and questionnaire surveys undertaken
among three company groups: UK manufacturers; Chinese manufacturers;
Chinese users. Results show that all three groups recognise quality
and reliability as important and support the premise that foreign
technology based machines made in China carry a price premium over
Chinese machines based on local technology. Closer examination reveals
a number of important differences concerning the perceptions and
reality of quality and reliability between the groups."
Purchase here:

Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and International Technology Transfer: A Survey  
Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics 
November 30, 1999
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2349
Download here:

?This paper describes a structured survey undertaken in Jiangsu Province, Henan
Province and Xinjiang Autonomous Region, P.R.China, which examines a particular
aspect of technology transfer within Sino-foreign joint ventures. The findings
suggested important implications for the relationship between
technology transfer and economic development. Technology transfer is
not obtainable if there is too big a gap in terms of economic
development between transferor and transferee. Moreover, knowledge
transfer itself has a number of components, of which it is argued that
explicit knowledge and tacit knowledge transfer are the most
significant. Nevertheless, tacit knowledge transfer is considerably
more haphazard and it is in this area that knowledge transfer can
falter and technology transfer can be impeded. This study suggests
means by which tacit knowledge transfer could be improved. In
addition, it also leads the way for the introduction of systematic
processes that could be specifically incorporated into World Bank
projects that involve international
technology transfer as a major feature.?
Download here: (15 pages)


To explore the extent to which public-private partnerships exist among
international exchanges and training programs, the IAWG distributed a
survey to IAWG federal managers of these programs. The IAWG received
42 completed surveys, representing 46 federal programs from 17 federal
departments and independent agencies (or approximately 25 percent of
reporting programs). An analysis of each survey question follows.

Clarification of Question by strongdave-ga on 30 Nov 2006 05:37 PST
This time, I don't think you have managed to find what I was looking
for. I am looking for previous surveys that addressed the transfer of
any technology to a developing countries. Here, I am talking about
about countries not firms. I want to see what sort of questions that
were asked in previous surveys about such transfers, e.g. questions
about preferred transfer mechanism, need for the transfer, suitability
of the technology to the receiving country, good will of the sender,

I hope this clarifies my questions. Let me know if things are still not clear

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 30 Nov 2006 05:43 PST
Dear Strongdave,

I'm sorry I was not able to locate any relevant surveys for you. I
will give it another shot.

Best regards, 
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