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An exploratory examination into the challenges to technology transfer in the transitional economy of Croatia
Thunderbird international business review (2005)
  • David A Griffith
  • Timothy S Kiessling
  • Marina Dabic
Abstract
In this study, the transfer of technology between foreign multinational corporations (MNCs) and Croatian subsidiaries is explored under a dynamic capabilities perspective. Insights from 80 managers of Croatian subsidiaries are used to explore the issues facilitating and inhibiting technology transfer. The findings suggest that while technology transfer is desired by MNCs, home and host governments, and Croatian subsidiaries, limitations in MNC capabilities to transfer technology, limited governmental assistance, and the inability of Croatian subsidiary managers to apply new technology may hinder effective technology transfer. Implications for academics and practitioners are addressed. © Copyright Wiley Periodicals, Inc., 2005
Keywords
  • technology transfer,
  • Croatia,
  • multinational corporations
Publication Date
January 1, 2005
Citation Information
David A Griffith, Timothy S Kiessling and Marina Dabic. "An exploratory examination into the challenges to technology transfer in the transitional economy of Croatia" Thunderbird international business review Vol. 47 Iss. 2 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tim_kiessling/16/