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Critical success factors for technology transfer telecommimication sector : case of Sri Lanka telecom PLC

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dc.contributor.advisor Perera, HSC Lekamage, SA 2019-02-12T21:19:26Z 2019-02-12T21:19:26Z
dc.description.abstract Telecommunications plays an important role in a country’s infrastructure development strategy, and has become one of the fastest growing sectors in Sri Lanka today. Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) is a major player in the Sri Lankan telecommunications industry, providing telecommunication services to Sri Lankans for over 150 years. The Sri Lankan Government holds a 49.5% share of SLT and the company contributes to approximately over 1% of Sri Lanka’s GDP annually. This study aims to identify the critical factors that contribute to the successful technology transfer in the telecommunications industry of Sri Lanka. The objectives ofthe study were to identify the technology transfer process in the telecommunication industry of Sri Lanka, to determine the important factors that contributed to successful technology transfer in SLT and to develop an appropriate technology transfer model for SLT, incorporating the identified success factors. Four strategic technology transfer cases, namely ADSL, CDMA, EPTV and WiMAX, which were aligned to the strategic vision and plan ofthe company, were selected for this study. The study was done with a case-based approach, where the cases were built based on secondary sources of information from SLT and semi-structured interviews with three key people from SLT who were involved with these cases in managerial and decision making capacities. Twelve interview sessions were carried out, covering all four technology transfer cases. Each case was taken individually and critically analysed for the mechanisms and components used in recognition and identification of technology need, identification of technology options and sources, selection of technology transfer mechanism, technology evaluation and selection and technology acquisition and adaptation. Eleven factors were identified as applicable and considered to be critical success factors for technology transfer in SLT, namely; objectives oftransferee on technology transfer, need for technology transfer, commitment from management towards technology transfer, organization structure of transferee, capabilities of transferee for absorb the technology, complexity ofthe technology, mode of technology transfer, training and skill development, support and R&D facilities of transferor, past technology transfer experiences of transferor including commercial experience and social and economic factors of the country. The identified factors were categorised according to each component of 7-factor technology transfer model. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject strategic technology en_US
dc.subject technology transfer en_US
dc.subject telecommunication en_US
dc.subject Sri Lanka Telecom en_US
dc.title Critical success factors for technology transfer telecommimication sector : case of Sri Lanka telecom PLC en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US Master of Business Administration in Management of Technology en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Management of Technology en_US 2012-12
dc.identifier.accno 106869 en_US

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