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Technology transfer in the Chinese automotive industry: the acquisition of Volvo Cars by Geely Automobile as a potential new role model for the Chinese car manufacturers

Vorobyov, Maksym LU (2013) EKHR71 20131
Department of Economic History
Abstract (Swedish)
The dramatic shifts that occurred to the Chinese economy in the recent decades led to the emergence of companies that have fulfilled the internal market needs and now try to compete on the global level. Among others, Chinese automotive industry is currently struggling to establish its products in the markets of developed countries; however, the results are modest due to low level of technological development. A few decades of booming joint ventures have failed to create strong brands, and recently a new model for technology transfer in the Chinese automotive industry was implemented by Geely Automobile encountering into the acquisition of Volvo Cars. This thesis studies whether the approach to international cooperation taken by Geely can... (More)
The dramatic shifts that occurred to the Chinese economy in the recent decades led to the emergence of companies that have fulfilled the internal market needs and now try to compete on the global level. Among others, Chinese automotive industry is currently struggling to establish its products in the markets of developed countries; however, the results are modest due to low level of technological development. A few decades of booming joint ventures have failed to create strong brands, and recently a new model for technology transfer in the Chinese automotive industry was implemented by Geely Automobile encountering into the acquisition of Volvo Cars. This thesis studies whether the approach to international cooperation taken by Geely can prove successful in the current Chinese automotive market, and whether it can serve as a new role model for other Chinese automobile manufacturers. (Less)
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author
Vorobyov, Maksym LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR71 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Volvo, Geely, China, automotive industry, technology transfer
language
English
id
4174866
date added to LUP
2014-06-09 12:00:30
date last changed
2014-06-09 12:00:30
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  abstract     = {The dramatic shifts that occurred to the Chinese economy in the recent decades led to the emergence of companies that have fulfilled the internal market needs and now try to compete on the global level. Among others, Chinese automotive industry is currently struggling to establish its products in the markets of developed countries; however, the results are modest due to low level of technological development. A few decades of booming joint ventures have failed to create strong brands, and recently a new model for technology transfer in the Chinese automotive industry was implemented by Geely Automobile encountering into the acquisition of Volvo Cars. This thesis studies whether the approach to international cooperation taken by Geely can prove successful in the current Chinese automotive market, and whether it can serve as a new role model for other Chinese automobile manufacturers.},
  author       = {Vorobyov, Maksym},
  keyword      = {Volvo,Geely,China,automotive industry,technology transfer},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Technology transfer in the Chinese automotive industry: the acquisition of Volvo Cars by Geely Automobile as a potential new role model for the Chinese car manufacturers},
  year         = {2013},
}