This study aims to examine whether a specific type of organizational culture is facilitated by significant management practice factors and enhances efficient technology transfer.
A two-phase approach incorporating both exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis techniques in Structural Equation Modeling is employed to analyze the proposed relationships through the real-life context of the technology transfer activities of 223 Japanese manufacturing subsidiaries in Vietnam.
The empirical results indicate that by implementing the significant management practice factors including—quality practice, training, management commitment, sharing/understanding, and team-based work—, the specific corporate culture is facilitated to form; which accelerates efficient technology transfer. These management practice factors have significantly positive impacting relationships as well as certain interrelationships on shaping specific corporate culture for efficiently technology transfer.
It is suggested that international technology transfer executives could consider strategically applying these findings to foster speed and skill in achieving efficient technology transfer and create fundamental foundation to have strongly specific type of organizational culture at the same time. Both Vietnamese and Japanese staff should make the utmost effort to execute the methodical management practices, learn about each other's culture and overcome the barrier of cultural differences during technology transfer.