Exploring the Technology Transfer Mechanisms by the Multinational Corporations: A Literature Review

  •  Sazali Abdul Wahab    
  •  Raduan Che Rose    
  •  Suzana Idayu Wati Osman    


The main objective of this paper is to contribute to the existing technology transfer literature by reviewing and outlining the mechanisms (channels) of technology transfer. This review aims to stimulate and generate dynamic ideas for future researchers i.e. to further identify and understand the technology transfer’s channels, the processes prior to the transfer, the parties involved, the type of technologies in the transfer process, and the justification for selecting specific mode of transfer. Since technology transfer literatures cover a wide research area, this paper sets its perimeter by focusing on the transfer mechanisms which involve both intra and inter-firm technology transfer.

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