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Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (APJIS) is published by the Korea Society
of Management Information Systems (KMIS), which is the largest professional institute
in the field of information systems in Korea.

ISSN 2288-5404 (Print) / ISSN 2288-6818 (Online)

Editor : Sang-Yong Tom Lee

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Date December 2016
Vol. No. Vol. 26 No. 4
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.14329/apjis.2016.26.4.542
Page 542~560
Title The Impacts of Technology Transfer on Productivity Growth of Firms based on Malmquist Productivity Index
Author Jaeseung Han, Youngkwan Kwon, Sang-Yong Tom Lee
Keyword Technology Transfer, Firm Productivity, Malmquist Productivity Index (MPI) Methodology, Barriers to Technology Transfer JEL Classification Code: L2, L24, L25
Abstract This study determines whether or not firms can achieve high productivity growth through external technology acquisition. It also identifies the key factors affecting adopting firms’ productivity growth by employing the Malmquist productivity index (MPI) methodology, which features computational ease, low data dependency, and decomposition of productivity growth into technical efficiency change and technical change. Results showed that the effects of productivity growth arising from technology transfer became stronger over time. Moreover, patent transfer guaranteed firms’ productivity growth, but no evidence was found that factors such as age and size could increase productivity. Finally, cultural similarity could be another factor conditioning the effective-ness of technology transfer in the productivity of adopting firms.

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