Determinants of Firms’ External Technology Selection

From the Perspective of Technology Country Attributes
  • Ruifeng HuEmail author
  • Yuandi Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1075)


Firms’ external technology acquisition is affected by many factors. However, few kinds of literature have studied determinants based on the perspective of technology country attributes. This paper, based on unique data matching data of patent licensing and Chinese industrial enterprises, intends to identify where to find external technologies (home or abroad) and using a logit model to empirically study the influencing factors of the country selection of external technology from three aspects, which are technology characteristics, firm characteristics and external environment characteristics.


External technology selection Technology country attributes Determinants Logit model 



This research was supported by the Research Innovation Fund for Postgraduate of Sichuan University (grant number: 2018YJSY037).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sichuan UniversityChengduChina

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