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Title: How fast do Chinese firms learn and catch up? Evidence from patent citations
Authors: WANG, Yuandi
ROIJAKKERS, Nadine
VANHAVERBEKE, Wim
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: SCIENTOMETRICS, 98 (1), p. 743-761
Abstract: There is a wealth of research on technological learning in developing countries, but few scholars have clearly addressed the issue of learning time in an empirical way. This paper aims to fill this void by presenting an empirical investigation of the time needed by Chinese firms to learn from the technologies that they have in-licensed. Furthermore, we analyzed in detail the antecedents leading to an acceleration or deceleration of the learning process among Chinese licensees. The results of an event history analysis indicate that recipient firms take on average 5.8 years to learn from their in-licensed technologies. The absorptive capacity and firm age of the licensees, the technology licensing scale, the age of the licensed technology, and the desorptive capability of the licensor firm all play a role in shortening the learning time.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/16397
DOI: 10.1007/s11192-013-1016-6
ISI #: 000329319200045
ISSN: 0138-9130
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2015
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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