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dc.contributor.convenorGriffith Universityen_AU
dc.contributor.authorWaroonkun, Tanuten_US
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Rodneyen_US
dc.contributor.editorSyed M. Ahmed, Salman Azhar, Sherif Mohameden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:26:59Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:26:59Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2008-04-28T03:06:24Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.fiu.edu/~citc/en_AU
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent163107 bytes
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherFlorida International Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.aiqs.com.au/index.aspen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameFourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-IV)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century : Accelerating Innovation in Engineering, Management and Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2007-07-11en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2007-07-13en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationGold Coast, Australiaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode310202en_US
dc.titleEvaluating International Technology Transfer on Thai Construction Projects: A Case Studyen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 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.en_AU
gro.date.issued2007
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