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Subcontracting system - A platform fostering technology transfer in the Hong Kong building projects


Ng, Andy K. W. and Chan, Caroline T. W. (2010) Subcontracting system - A platform fostering technology transfer in the Hong Kong building projects. In: Knowledge Management International Conference 2010 (KMICe2010), 25-27 May 2010, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

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Abstract

It is a common practice for main contractors of Hong Kong building projects to sublet most of their works to subcontractors.This approach has been in operation for a long period of time as a strategy to deal with long-term environmental uncertainties and to buffer the technical core of main contractors against short-term contingencies.Technology transfer can foster the growth of indigenous technological capacity of the local industry.This paper presents the questionnaire survey to investigate whether the local multilayered subcontracting system can function effectively as a platform for technology transfer.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-983-2078-40-1 Organized by: UUM College of Art & Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Subcontracting, Knowledge Sharing, Strategy, Barrier
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2014 08:28
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2014 08:28
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11160

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