The organizational choice of technology transfer mode: Theory and application to the genetically modified plant industry

Samira Rousseliere*, Shyama V. Ramani, Damien Rousseliere

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Abstract

The objective of the present paper is to identify the determinants of the form of collaboration initiated between an upstream innovator and a downstream producer in order to incorporate a new input and commercialize an innovation consisting of a quality enhanced final product, with an empirical application to the genetically modified (GM) plant industry. The choice of upstream firm between license, joint venture, merger, or a subsidiary is modeled as a function of three parameters: degree of quality improvement engendered by the new input, the market share of the downstream producer, and the capability of the downstream producer to incorporate the new input and commercialize it successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1466-1476
Number of pages11
JournalManagerial and Decision Economics
Volume42
Issue number6
Early online date10 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • BT COTTON
  • FIRMS
  • IMPACT
  • MIXED OLIGOPOLY

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