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Evaluation of technology transfer strategy of petrochemical process


  • Ali Mohaghar
  • Abbas Monawarian
  • Hamid Raassed



In this paper we present technology transfer strategy of petrochemical process to Iranian industries. Petrochemical industries import requested technology by some known strategies such as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Licensing, Joint Venture (JV), Turn-key, Reverse Engineering (RE) and Research & Development (RD). The strengths and weaknesses of each strategy was evaluated according to our situation and condition. In first step, the related literature and previous studies we investigated to find indexes for technology transfer of petrochemical process. By prepared questionnaire and referring to petrochemical experts, through AHP method, the significance of indexes related to each strategy was evaluated and analyzed. The result shows that make JV with an International company who owns the know-how technology and strong background in requested technology, will help us to succeed in our investment. Licensing, also, is an appropriate alternative for some technology transferring projects that no JV could be created. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

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  • Ali Mohaghar & Abbas Monawarian & Hamid Raassed, 2012. "Evaluation of technology transfer strategy of petrochemical process," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 37(4), pages 563-576, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jtecht:v:37:y:2012:i:4:p:563-576
    DOI: 10.1007/s10961-010-9180-9

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    1. Naoto Aoyama & Emilson C.D. Silva, 2017. "Asymmetric Innovation Agreements under Environmental Regulation," CESifo Working Paper Series 6782, CESifo Group Munich.

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    Strategy; Technology; Technology transfer; Petrochemical; Process; O25;

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    • O25 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy


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