Inter-Firm Knowledge Transfer to the Capability of Local Parts Firms in the Malaysian Automobile Industry

Abdul Majid, Izaidin and Al-Syahmi, Syed Samer Ali and Rashid, Nurulizwa and Abdul Rashid, Fasasi (2012) Inter-Firm Knowledge Transfer to the Capability of Local Parts Firms in the Malaysian Automobile Industry. European Journal of Business and Management. pp. 1-8. ISSN ISSN 2222-1905 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2839 (Online)

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The current issue of technology transfer has risen dramatically in the past few years, primary associated with the knowledge transfer. Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in the developed countries are the main actors driving of technology and knowledge to developing countries. Thus the organizations in the developing countries are striving hard to create their internal environment that needed to build strong cooperation with MNCs through strategic alliance. A local parts firm in the Malaysian automobile is considered as one of the most important and strategic industries in the manufacturing sector. However this vital sector is facing remarkable challenges, and in the heart of these challenges is the global competition, rapid changes in consumer behavior, shorter product life cycle, and increasingly saturated market. Thus this industry is eager to gain new technology and knowledge to advance its capability, sustain competitiveness while consolidating their position in the global market place. A survey questionnaire was developed to investigate the impact of knowledge transfer on the capability of local parts firms in this industry. A result from 59 responds asserted that there is a significant relationship between knowledge transfer based on explicit and tacit knowledge on the capability of this industry. Keywords; Inter-firm Knowledge Transfer, Malaysian automobile Industry

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Technopreneurship > Department of Technopreneurship
Depositing User: Prof Madya Dr. Izaidin Abdul Majid
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2014 03:05
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:18
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