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Technology transfer projects in developing countries-Furthering the project management perspectives

Saad, Mohammed; Cicmil, Svetlana; Greenwood, Margaret


Mohammed Saad
Associate Lecturer - CBAL - BAM - UBAM0001

Margaret Greenwood


This paper attempts to broaden the analysis of the technology transfer phenomenon by refocusing research attention on the level of performance assessment of technology transfer projects. An holistic evaluation framework based on the consideration of an extended Project Life Cycle model is proposed to overcome some of the shortcomings of conventional approaches to project evaluation. This also reinforces the need for open systems thinking in assessing and managing risk of technology transfer projects. The discussion is based on two case studies which articulate the experiences with two integrated mechanisms of technology transfer used in Algeria from 1965 to 1990: turnkey and "product-in-hand". The aim is to gain a better understanding of the processes of technology transfer and to contribute to the improvement of associated managerial practices in developing economies. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd and IPMA. All rights reserved.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 1, 2002
Journal International Journal of Project Management
Print ISSN 0263-7863
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 20
Issue 8
Pages 617-625
Keywords technology transfer, developing countries, turnkey and “product-in-hand” projects, multiple perspective framework
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