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Technology transfer in ASEAN countries: some evidence from buyer-provided training network data

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  • Fukunari Kimura

    () (Keio University
    Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))

  • Tomohiro Machikita

    () (Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO))

  • Yasushi Ueki

    () (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))

Abstract

Abstract Technology transfers are important channels for firms in developing countries to get access to new technology and initiate innovation. This article examines the geographical pattern of technology transfers in the form of buyer-provided training in domestic and international production networks. Our unique buyer-supplier network data in four countries in Southeast Asia allow us to directly observe the buyer-supplier relationship as well as the existence of inter-firm provision of training for product/process innovation in order to investigate the geographical structure of knowledge acquisition, dissemination, and aggregation among local and non-local firms. The empirical analysis finds the following: (1) the probability of having training provided by the main buyer presents a U-shaped quadratic pattern with respect to the geographical distance between the respondent firms and the main buyers. The geographical proximity to the main buyer seems to be particularly important for local firms. (2) The training provision is likely for both local and non-local firms when the main buyer is a multinational located in the same country. (3) The probability of having training from the main buyer is high when the main buyer conducts R&D. (4) Both local and non-local firms that have training provided by their main buyers are likely to provide training to their main suppliers. (5) In the case of non-local firms, product innovation with production partners is more likely when they have upstream/downstream training. However, such links seem to be weaker in the case of local firms.

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  • Fukunari Kimura & Tomohiro Machikita & Yasushi Ueki, 2016. "Technology transfer in ASEAN countries: some evidence from buyer-provided training network data," Economic Change and Restructuring, Springer, vol. 49(2), pages 195-219, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:ecopln:v:49:y:2016:i:2:d:10.1007_s10644-015-9163-9
    DOI: 10.1007/s10644-015-9163-9
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