Conference

Ninth International Symposium on Global Manufacturing and China, 7-8 September 2013, Hangzou, China

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Conference paper

7 Sep 2013
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“Offshoring” has become increasing attractive for European engineering consulting firms, either through the use of external resources (outsourcing) or by relocating internal activities (the captive arrangement of foreign direct investment). Consulting companies may experience lack of skilled personnel and or an increasing pressure on costs....

Conference paper

7 Sep 2013
15

This paper considers two case studies of acquisition of Western manufacturing businesses by Chinese firms. It concludes that the underlying technology transfers are significantly different from contractual forms of technology transfers with an exploitation focus. The limited knowledge that was gained through prior technology transfers...

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