Research on effectiveness of technology transfer in technology alliances: evidence from Turkish SMEs

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GÜNSEL A. , Dodourova M., Ergun A. T. , Gerni C.

TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS & STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, cilt.31, ss.279-291, 2019 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/09537325.2018.1495836
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.279-291


Many SMEs homed in newly industrialised countries are successful international players despite limited technological infrastructure and R&D resources. This study bridges a gap in the extant literature by examining the relationships between characteristics of partnership relationships, knowledge sharing and the effectiveness of technology transfer in partnerships between SMEs in developing countries and firms from developed countries. By studying data from Turkish SMEs and using partial least squares structural equation modelling, we find that explicit knowledge sharing forms the basis of technology transfer. Moreover, our findings demonstrate that explicit knowledge sharing is strongly contingent upon formalised technical support while trust and technical support seemed to be important antecedents of tacit knowledge sharing.