Technology Transfer and International Production

Technology Transfer and International Production

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qThis book analyses the technology development efforts of Korea's electronics industry (the country's largest exporter). It asks how the Korean electronics industry was able to develop, both in terms of production and technology, despite low inflows of licensing and foreign direct investments. The books argues that the key to its spectacular growth has been through its participation and learning from an inter-firm arrangement called original equipment manufacturing arrangement (OEM). A number of firm-level case studies on the Korean electronics industry support this argument. The role of the government, especially related to its technology policy, has also been analysed. The government was effective in providing financial incentives for the firms' technological upgrading efforts, but its supplying of direct technological assistance had limited success. Overall, this book argues that contrary to many previous studies, the role of multinational enterprises has been significant in the development of Korea's electronics industry, and that they have acted as a 'technological tutor' for Korea through OEMq--P. xiv.tributors, world 0I².For example, HanGoa#39;s remote control is no longer designed simply for television sets but is moving into new technological areas such as the Internet and universal remote control systems. Constant design and functional changes are other ... As closely analysed through the experiences of Samsung, it has not been easy to make the transition from OEM to OBM. However, for many of Koreaa#39;s leading firms, anbsp;...

Title:Technology Transfer and International Production
Author:Jin W. Cyhn
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2002


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