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Key Characteristics in the Choice of International Technology Transfer Mode

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  • W H Davidson

    (University of Virginia)

  • Donald G McFetridge

    (Carleton University)

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The choice between licensing and direct investment as a vehicle for international technology transfer is hypothesized to be related to characteristics of the individual technology, parent corporation, and the host country involved in the transfer. A set of hypotheses regarding these relationships are developed and tested in a logit statistical model for a sample of 1,226 technology transfers. We find that hypotheses regarding the effects of technology and parents characteristics are strongly supported by this analysis; hypotheses regarding the effect of host country characteristics on transfer patterns receive mixed support.© 1985 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1985) 16, 5–21

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  • W H Davidson & Donald G McFetridge, 1985. "Key Characteristics in the Choice of International Technology Transfer Mode," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 16(2), pages 5-21, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:16:y:1985:i:2:p:5-21
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