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dc.contributor.convenorGriffith University
dc.contributor.authorWaroonkun, Tanut
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Rodney
dc.contributor.editorSyed M. Ahmed, Salman Azhar, Sherif Mohamed
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:19:14Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:19:14Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2008-04-28T03:06:24Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.fiu.edu/~citc/
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17981
dc.description.abstractIn an effort to more rapidly develop their infrastructure, economies and living standards, many newly industrialised countries, such as Thailand, have embarked on a series of international Technology Transfer (TT) initiatives within the construction and other industries. However, these initiatives have not immediately translated into enhanced capabilities and competitiveness within indigenous firms, resulting in a sustained reliance on foreign firms. With few clues as to why TT ventures have not created expected outcomes for the indigenous construction industry, these countries lack direction on how to more rapidly diffuse best-practice technology. In an attempt to improve rates of TT in the Thai construction industry, this paper reports on an attempt to appraise international TT performance on five large construction projects. A previously developed framework, developed by the authors, was utilised for this purpose and includes a total of six enabling and outcome perspectives, namely: (1) relationship building; (2) transferor characteristics; (3) transferee characteristics; (4) economic advancement; (5) knowledge advancement; and (6) project performance. A questionnaire survey was utilised to solicit TT performance scores from forty seven (47) Thai construction professionals working on these five projects. Summated TT performance scores are illustrated for the five companies using spider diagrams. Moreover, in-depth discussion on the forces driving such scores is provided. Evaluating international TT on construction projects is the first step to assist host construction firms and government agencies to yield greater value from such initiatives.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent163107 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherFlorida International University
dc.publisher.placeUSA
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.aiqs.com.au/index.asp
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameFourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-IV)
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century : Accelerating Innovation in Engineering, Management and Technology
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2007-07-11
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2007-07-13
dc.relation.ispartoflocationGold Coast, Australia
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode310202
dc.titleEvaluating International Technology Transfer on Thai Construction Projects: A Case Study
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineering
gro.rights.copyright© 2007 CITC-IV, USA. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link for access to conference website.
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorStewart, Rodney A.
gro.griffith.authorWaroonkun, Tanut


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