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Technology transfer from TNCs to local suppliers in developing countries: A study of AB Volvo's truck and bus plants in Brazil, China, India, and Mexico


  • Ivarsson, Inge
  • Alvstam, Claes Goran


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  • Ivarsson, Inge & Alvstam, Claes Goran, 2005. "Technology transfer from TNCs to local suppliers in developing countries: A study of AB Volvo's truck and bus plants in Brazil, China, India, and Mexico," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 33(8), pages 1325-1344, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:33:y:2005:i:8:p:1325-1344

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