Success factors for information technology supported international technology transfer: Finding expert consensus

Nazmun Nahar, Kalle Lyytinen, Najmul Huda, Sergey V. Muravyov

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Information technology (IT)-supported international technology transfer (ITT) is complex, risky, and fails often. No empirical studies are available on the factors that affect the success of IT-supported ITT. We review applicable theories (i.e. diffusion of innovation theory) and empirical research in conventional technology transfer to develop such a model. We carry out a multiple focus group method to rank factors that affect the success of IT-supported ITT and then apply a branch and bound method to derive a consensus ranking of these factors. The identified consensus ranking sheds light on factors that are similar to those of DOI theory and suggests a pattern of factors that affect IT-supported ITT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-677
Number of pages15
JournalInformation and Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006



  • Consensus ranking
  • Diffusion of innovation
  • International technology transfer
  • IT implementation
  • IT support
  • Success factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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