Evaluation of knowledge flow from developed to developing countries in small satellite collaborative projects: the case of Algeria

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dc.contributor.author Ayad, Ahmed
dc.contributor.author Matthews, Ron
dc.contributor.author Vitanov, Ivan V.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-03T15:24:19Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-03T15:24:19Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-17
dc.identifier.citation Ayad A, Matthews R & Vitanov I (2020) Evaluation of knowledge flow from developed to developing countries in small satellite collaborative projects: the case of Algeria. Space Policy, Available online 17th January 2020, Article number 101360 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 0265-9646
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spacepol.2019.101360
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/15077
dc.description.abstract Technology transfer involves the flow of knowledge from technology developers or possessors to technology acquirers that benefit from the knowledge. This article proposes a model for the evaluation of knowledge flow in complex technology transfer projects from developed to developing countries. The proposed knowledge flow model is built by combining the concepts of knowledge viscosity and velocity with the concepts of architectural and component knowledge. The model rests on the idea that the transfer of knowledge to resource-limited organizations such as those in developing countries requires a balance between viscosity and velocity on one hand and between architectural and component knowledge on the other. The knowledge flow model has been tested on data sourced from three Earth-observation small satellite collaborative projects leveraged by Algeria to acquire small satellite technology from abroad and build local capability. The implementation of the model revealed that the collaborative projects enabled only the acquisition of a shallow form of architectural knowledge detached from the local environment. The findings are reflective of the limitations of the collaborative projects mechanism and the challenge faced by the technology acquirer to strike the appropriate component/architectural and viscosity/velocity balance. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject Small satellite technology transfer en_UK
dc.subject Technology transfer modeling en_UK
dc.subject Developing countries en_UK
dc.subject Complex technology transfer en_UK
dc.subject Knowledge flow en_UK
dc.title Evaluation of knowledge flow from developed to developing countries in small satellite collaborative projects: the case of Algeria en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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