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TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Edited by David J. Jeremy, formerly Reader in Business History, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
This important volume illustrates the diversity of scholarship which has been directed towards understanding the complex process of technology transfer in its business context. The first part considers the theory and process of technology transfer as developed by economists, sociologists and historians. The remainder of the volume presents essays and excerpts on the agencies of technology transfer: artisans and professionals, the state, private business and multinational enterprise. The papers range from the eighteenth century to the present and cover industries from coal and textiles to computers and motor vehicles, in countries as diverse as Britain, the US, Japan, South Korea and India.
Extent: 712 pp
Hardback Price: $371.00 Web: $333.90
Publication Date: 1994
ISBN: 978 1 85278 727 1
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This important volume illustrates the diversity of scholarship which has been directed towards understanding the complex process of technology transfer in its business context. The first part considers the theory and process of technology transfer as developed by economists, sociologists and historians. The remainder of the volume presents essays and excerpts on the agencies of technology transfer: artisans and professionals, the state, private business and multinational enterprise. The papers range from the eighteenth century to the present and cover industries from coal and textiles to computers and motor vehicles, in countries as diverse as Britain, the US, Japan, South Korea and India.
‘As a student text it is invaluable, both for its saving in time and effort in searching for disparate sources and for its editorial introduction setting each of the readings in context.’
– Maurice Kirby, Business History

‘. . . this is a valuable and well-constructed collection.’
– The late Sanjaya Lall, The Economic Journal
Contributors include: K.J. Arrow, M.L. Burstein, R.I. Fries, J.R. Harris, J.J. Jenson, L. Kim, G. Tweedale, R. Vernon