Technology transfer has been crucial to the competitiveness of firms and economies in Asia. This includes obtaining technology from foreign firms through channels such as the importation of capital goods, reverse engineering, technology licensing, original equipment manufacturers, labor mobility, and foreign direct investment, especially in the form of technology spillover. However, the factors that determine the successful transfer and assimilation of technology are not well defined.
The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) invites the submission of original paper proposals on technology transfer and firm competitiveness in Asia, with a focus on the criteria for gauging the success or failure of these dynamics and their policy implications. Selected papers will be featured in a related workshop to be held in January 2022 and considered for publication as ADBI Working Papers and in a planned book.
Paper topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- How local firms acquire technology from foreign firms, based on quantitative analyses such as econometric research using firm-, plant-, or sector-level data for a select Asian economy
- Qualitative analyses such as case studies of a select Asian economy
Authors should submit their paper proposals to Shujiro Urata email@example.com by 30 June 2021. Early submission is encouraged.