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Exclusive safeguards and technology transfer - Subcontracting agreements in Eastern Europe's car component industry

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We study the rationale for the use of exclusivity to protect transfer of technology insubcontracting agreements. The legal possibility arises through the EU Notice onSubcontracting. Empirically, the link between exclusive agreements and technology transferamong firms in the automotive supply industry in EU candidate countries is surprisingly weak,although with exclusive-supply or exclusive-buying clauses in subcontracting agreementsupstream transfer of technology is more likely. Exclusive agreements are often reciprocal, andare typically passed on. Downstream firms are more likely to face and use vertical restraints.Technology trickles upstream: Multinational final assemblers transfer more technology thanlower-tier suppliers.

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Peter Møllgaard, Jochen Lorentzen

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7527

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