Transforming Capability of Indigenous Contractors Through Technology Transfer: A Malaysia Experience

Abstract

A significant method for upgrading and developing the capacity and capability of local contractors is technology transfer from the foreign contractors by the end of a certain contract period, however, the extent and quality of transfer varies with the parties involved. The purpose of this study is to test an overall hypothesis and five main hypotheses with focus on the factors of internal characteristics of the receiving firms, type of technology, technology transfer program and the transformation performance. The study respondents were selected through stratified sampling technique and a target population was identified, a survey method was adopted and non-parametric statistical techniques were used in analysis. The article concludes with the confirmation that the internal characteristics of firms, technology transfer program, type of technology and the transformation performance are significantly related and contribution of technology transfer in developing and upgrading the capacity and capability of indigenous contractors is vital.

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@inproceedings{Bakar2013TransformingCO, title={Transforming Capability of Indigenous Contractors Through Technology Transfer: A Malaysia Experience}, author={Hassan Abu Bakar and Abu Bakar and Muhammad Asim Tufail}, year={2013} }