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PICMET '07 - 2007 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology

Date 5-9 Aug. 2007

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  • Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology

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  • Preface

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  • Dedication

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  • Acknowledgments

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  • Table of contents

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  • Business-IT Alignment Strategies: A Conceptual Modeling

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):1 - 5
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    Three commonly used business-IT alignment strategies are parallelism, profile-matching and leadership synergy. All these strategies provide alignment results for the moment but do not provide a sustainable framework over a period of time. As a result, business functions, especially IT function, once aligned with the core business, lose the alignment dynamics after a period of time. An alignment fr... View full abstract»

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  • How Firms Leave a Mark in the Industry?: A Business Transformation Perspective - Definitions, Concepts and Frameworks

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    Summary form only given. Much of what is done by firms to achieve business transformation need not be rocket science. Ideas can be simple but their execution makes all the difference, be it the example of Wal Mart's cross-docking technique or Progressive Insurance's competitive price tracking. The authors have observed about 90 firms undertake some form of transformation. About 15 firms are studie... View full abstract»

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  • The Study of Taxonomy and Evolutional Trends of Relevant Literatures on Patent Analysis

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):22 - 30
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    Analysis of patent data is important tool for industrial research. Patent analysis has been used in many research fields and applied for rich topics in technology management. This study was explored the classification and research development of patent analysis literatures for 24 years (1980-2003) and applied by evolutional perspectives, and bibliometrics techniques. The research scope is focused ... View full abstract»

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  • Technology Management Maturity of Enterprises: An Analysis Based on Four Industries in China

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    This paper presents a research on technology management maturity of enterprises. The purpose is to develop an understanding of what technology management maturity is and to investigate the technology management maturity of enterprises in four industries in China. The investigation also has the practical purpose of supporting China's enterprises to develop their capabilities of technology managemen... View full abstract»

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  • Practical Framework of Manufacturing Technology Management for Efficient Cooperation between Design and Manufacturing Sections

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    One of the most important issues in technology management at manufacturing companies is establishing practical methodologies for efficient integration of product design technologies for creating competitive functions and manufacturing technologies for producing high-quality, low-cost products with a short lead time. Many research studies concerning cooperation between product design and manufactur... View full abstract»

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  • Intangible Assets and Cost of Capital: An Application for a Technology Utilizing Firm

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    Intangible assets, which are not physical in nature, play a very important role in today's firms. However, current financial statements provide very little information about these assets. Thus, managers are constrained to recognize and report them that lead to flawed information about a firm's cost of capital. This is the opportunity cost of an investment; that is the rate of return, which a compa... View full abstract»

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  • Innovation and Technological Convergence: An Assessment of Critical Resources of Telecommunications Service Providers Using Resource Based View and Dynamic Capabilities

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    Many telecommunications service provider already dispose of the structure to provide convergent services, although they did not reach an increase on sales in accord with market, investors, and customer's expectations. Most of the incumbents is running their businesses based on a few "cash cow" services. The introduction of new telecommunications services seems not to follow the same rate of techno... View full abstract»

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  • A Corporation Niche Analysis of Strategic Alliance

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    There are many ways to study the formation and stability of strategic alliance. We study the strategic alliance formation and symbiosis relation among the corporations in the alliance by the niche theory, and we conclude that there is a symbiosis among the corporations in strategic alliance of the corporation ecosystem. If the corporations are in the same niche, we can reduce the direct competitio... View full abstract»

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  • Effects of Technology Cycles on Strategic Alliances

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):70 - 85
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    This study examines various issues related to the formation of strategic alliances by using the cyclical model of technological change constructed by Tushman & Anderson (1986). Technology cycles offer a useful evolutionary perspective on shaping technology trajectories. The evolution of technology is a result of technological, social and political factors. The four stages in the model include ... View full abstract»

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  • Enterprise Technology Management Maturity Model and Application

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):86 - 90
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    In retrospect the human history, the economic development is concerned with technology. Technology is the huge force that pushes forward the economic development. In the current knowledge-economic period, technology has become an important asset in an organization, especially in an enterprise. Consequently, technology management has emerged as an issue that managers have to deal with. Therefore, t... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamics of Innovation Strategies in the Optical Memories Industry: An Analysis Based on Patent Indicators

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):91 - 104
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    Technological innovation is characterized by a searching activity of optimal alternatives which is fundamentally dominated by an intense activity addressed to identify and solve technical problems. As components recombination is a very efficient source of innovation that firms widely resort to, the capability to recombine pieces of knowledge available in the organization or transferable from the o... View full abstract»

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  • Strategic Management in a Multi-Program Technology Program Involving Convergence and Divergence of Programs: Observations from NASA

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):105 - 112
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    This paper contributes a framework for dealing with complex, technical program transitions. This paper offers a framework of strategic management tools. Tools such as scenario planning, organizational roadmaps, objectives, and measures are integrated into a systematic planning process. Using the KSC response to the new NASA Vision for Space Exploration, this paper offers a framework of strategy to... View full abstract»

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  • The Study on the Technology Finance Policy for Technology Development on the Value Chain Based Innovation System

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):113 - 118
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    The more information asymmetry is growing up, the more inefficiency of the financial allocation increases. This inefficiency becomes larger in the financial allocation of technology innovation because technology innovation has the characteristic of high risk and it makes the capital for technology riskier. The government intervention gets the justification in that it can correct this market failur... View full abstract»

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  • Implementing the Balanced Scorecard to Achieve Strategic Management Objectives: The Case of the Small Engineering Consultancy

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):119 - 124
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    The objective of this research is to explore the relationship between the balanced scorecard framework and revenue growth among technology-driven, consulting enterprises. Consulting engineers alone are an important part of the US economy, generating about $250 billion annually in GDP, nearly 1% of the total. Moreover, they represent about 17% of the total workforce. They fight for survival in a dy... View full abstract»

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  • Analyzing eBay Platform Strategies: An Application of Meyer's Product Platform Strategy Model

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):125 - 142
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    Nowadays, it is no longer possible to dominate large markets by developing one product at a time. Increasingly, high-technology companies are turning to platform-based product development in their quest to manage the complexity of offering greater product variety. Like the traditional automobile industry, where product platforms are used pervasively, companies that make nonphysical or intangible p... View full abstract»

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