ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Foreign Collaborations and Industrial R and D in Developing Countries-Case of Indian Automobile Ancillary Industry

in Developing Countries Case of Indian Automobile Ancillary Industry P K Chugan An investigation of the factors related to foreign technology vis-a-vis their role in determining the firm's development, adaptation and absorption (DAA) capabilities reveals that while the number of foreign collaboration agreements (FCA) and foreign equity do influence DAA capabilities, the inipac t is limited; for, other technology transfer related factors restrict the firm's freedom to operate in a manner it deems fit. A comparative analysis of FCA and non-FCA units indicates that in spite of weaker R and D base, the non-FCA units spend more on K and D in relative terms and develop/adapt larger numbers of products than the former.

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