Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/111259
Authors: 
Gandenberger, Carsten
Unger, Daniel
Strauch, Manuel
Bodenheimer, Miriam
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Sustainability and Innovation S7/2015
Abstract: 
Enhancing developing countries' access to climate technologies is an important contribution to effectively addressing climate change at the global level. In this study, we analyses the drivers and barriers for the transfer of wind power technology from the perspective of multinational technology suppliers. The findings and comparison of two case studies on the transfer of wind power technology to China and Brazil are presented, focusing on which transfer channels were chosen and why, as well as what kind of impact this choice had on the local diffusion of the transferred technology. While the case study on China arrives at the conclusion that a variety of transfer channels are used and hybrid governance modes, such as licensing and joint ventures, are favored in particular, the Brazilian case revealed that transfers within multinational companies to their subsidiaries are by far the dominant transfer channel. Both case studies revealed that government restrictions have a considerable impact on the choice of transfer channel, which is due both to the strong involvement of the receiving countries' governments in market creation activities for renewable energies and to their control over energy markets and infrastructures. [...]
Subjects: 
International Technology Transfer
Transfer Channel
Wind Power
Knowledge Spillover
Transaction Costs Economics
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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