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Technology transfer perspectives in globalising India (drugs and pharmaceuticals and biotechnology)

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  • S. Agarwal


  • Ashwani Gupta


  • R. Dayal


The paper briefly outlines the status of technology transfer related issues in drugs & pharma and biotechnology sectors in India. The paper also outlines the contemporary business strategies including R&D and technology transfer models. The study indicates that present technology transfer policies and mechanisms are weak and need to be restructured. The current fiscal incentives and tax concessions etc. available for R&D in industry seem to have outlived and are no longer attractive because of continuous lowering of tariff rates and tax rates in the context of WTO and liberalization of policies. Moreover, the issue of R&D support to industry is not covered in the WTO as in case of subsidies. Therefore, it is advisable for the government to revisit the existing promotional measures for R&D. FDI policies also need to be tailored to encourage Technology transfers and capability building. Recommendations are made for making Technology Transfer more effective for the growth and competitiveness of the industry. A technology transfer management model is suggested. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

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Article provided by Springer in its journal The Journal of Technology Transfer.

Volume (Year): 32 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 (August)
Pages: 397-423

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jtecht:v:32:y:2007:i:4:p:397-423
DOI: 10.1007/s10961-006-9025-8
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