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A Short History of Technology Transfer and Capture: High Speed Rail in China

20 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2016 Last revised: 27 Nov 2016

Zhenhua Chen

The Ohio State University-City and Regional Planning

Kingsley E. Haynes

Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

Date Written: November 18, 2016

Abstract

This is a review of a technology transfer activity in China. It uses the High Speed Rail program as a demonstration of the transfer process and explores the recent history that has projected China’s program from almost zero in 2000 to the largest in the World in a decade. The role of government and private sector technology actors are examined with respect to their alternative strategies and the role of China’s government in leading this technology transfer and adoption, absorption and adaption process. Specific technologies and technological companies are used as examples of the process and its unfolding development.

Keywords: Technology Transfer, High-Speed Rail, Innovation, Assimilation and Transformation

Suggested Citation

Chen, Zhenhua and Haynes, Kingsley E., A Short History of Technology Transfer and Capture: High Speed Rail in China (November 18, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2872527 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2872527

Zhenhua Chen

The Ohio State University-City and Regional Planning ( email )

275 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1138
United States

HOME PAGE: http://u.osu.edu/chen.7172/

Kingsley Haynes (Contact Author)

Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University ( email )

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3351 Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

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