Firm-level technology transfer and technology cooperation for wind energy between Europe, China and India: From North–South to South–North cooperation?


Urban, Frauke, Zhou, Yuan, Nordensvard, Johan and Narain, Ankita (2015) Firm-level technology transfer and technology cooperation for wind energy between Europe, China and India: From North–South to South–North cooperation? Energy for Sustainable Development, 28, pp. 29-40. (doi:10.1016/j.esd.2015.06.004).

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For several decades the leading wind energy nations were European, while China and India were mainly the recipients of technology transfer. This paper aims to explore the role technology transfer/cooperation from Europe played in shaping firm-level wind energy technologies in China and India and to discuss whether the recent technology cooperation between the Chinese, Indian, and European wind firms challenges the classical North–South technology cooperation paradigm. The research finds that firm-level technology transfer/cooperation shaped the leading wind energy technologies in China and to a lesser extent in India. The paper also finds that several trends towards South–North technology cooperation have been observed between China, India and Europe, such as South–North flows of capital, drivers for market access, and R&D leadership, while the origins of innovation (e.g. patents) seem to remain predominantly in the global North. The paper concludes that the technology cooperation between China, India, and Europe has become more multi-faceted and increasingly Southern-led.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.esd.2015.06.004
ISSNs: 0973-0826 (print)
Keywords: wind energy, technology transfer, technology cooperation, china, india, europe
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Organisations: Social Sciences
ePrint ID: 382495
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Date Event
27 June 2015Accepted/In Press
30 July 2015e-pub ahead of print
October 2015Published
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2015 11:23
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 05:03
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/382495

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